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M-Th: 8am - 6pm*
F: 8am - 2pm
* General question only on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm

The Financial Aid Office administers federal, state, and institutional programs designed to expand college access. The available financial assistance comes in the form of grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. The assistance makes it possible for individuals to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their families cannot meet the full cost of post-secondary education.

Announcements

Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is awarding the Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program to support Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 for reskilling, up-skilling, and accessing educational programs to get back into the workforce.

How do you apply?

Submit the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program Application below by logging in to your CSAC Account. If you do not have an account, please create one using the “first time user” registration option.

This one time grant does not require an application for financial aid, although it is strongly encouraged to have one to benefit from many other financial aid resources available.

First time user: https://gsetg.csac.ca.gov/register
Returning user: https://webgrants.csac.ca.gov/

For more information, please visit https://gsetg.csac.ca.gov/landing

Eligibility
  • Students who were displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were not enrolled in a training program or institution of higher education at the time they were displaced from employment
  • Students who have been unable to obtain employment that provides an average monthly wage that is equal to or greater than the average monthly wage received from their employment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Students who meet the income and asset criteria to be eligible for a Cal Grant A award (pursuant to subdivision (k) of California Education Code Section 69432.7)
  • Students who are enrolled in an educational program at an institution of higher education, an adult vocational or career training program provided by a K12 school or community college.
Summer 2022 Financial Aid

The financial aid office is working on awarding Summer 2022 financial aid. Eligible students enrolled in a Summer session should see the awards posted on their account before the session starts. Make sure you submit your 2022-2023 FAFSA or DREAM Applicationto get your Summer enrollment fees waived by the California College Promise Grant (fee waiver).

New to this Summer

Differently from past years, there will be only one disbursement for Pell Grants (instead of the normal two disbursements per term). Eligible students should expect to receive their Summer refunds at the beginning of the session they are enrolled in. Note that changes in enrollment (i.e. from less than half time to half time enrollment) may result on a second disbursement. Contact the financial aid office at finaid@lacitycollege.edu if you have questions about this process.

2022-2023 Financial Aid Application

If you need financial aid to help with your expenses you should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or DREAM Application today! The application for the 2022-2023 academic year is available since October 1, 2021 and until June 30, 2023. Make sure to submit your FAFSA or DREAM Application and complete the financial aid process as soon as it is available - check the "To do list" on your Student Portal for updates to ensure that your financial aid process is completed.

Application Steps:
  1. Complete your FAFSA online at www.FAFSA.gov or DREAM Application at dream.csac.ca.gov
  2. On the Student Portal check your "To do list" for any items that may be required to process your application.
  3. On the Financial Aid Portal, submit any outstanding tasks to complete your financial aid process.
  4. Select your refund preference with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc., you will receive instructions in the mail or in your student email once the financial aid office receives your FAFSA and you become an active student. This is a one-time only process.
  5. Check your award status in the LACCD Student Portal.
  6. Log in the new Financial Aid Portal (https://lacitycollege.verifymyfafsa.com) to identify the tasks required to process your financial aid. Complete and sign any needed forms online and upload your documents seamlessly.
Contact the Financial Aid Office

You may contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about your status and othe financial aid related questions through the Financial Aid Virtual Lobby on Cranium Cafe:The Financial Aid Virtual Lobby on Cranium Cafe

The Financial Aid virtual lobby is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm*, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

* General question only on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm

Financial Aid Student Technology (FAST) Lobby

If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, DREAM Application, navigating the Financial Aid Portals, submitting an appeal for financial aid, request a student loan, or any other process related to your financial aid at LACC, please visit our virtual Financial Aid Student Technology Lab (FAST Lab)

The FAST Lobby on Cranium Cafe

The virtual Student Technology Lab is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Email services:

You are more than welcome to email us your individual inquiries using your LACCD email account (accepted as your form of identification) and providing your student ID number. Only general questions will be answered from emails received from any other email accounts (gmail, yahoo, etc.).

finaid@lacitycollege.edu

Phone services:

The phone service is limited to general questions only due to the confidentiality issues that arise when trying to verify the student’s identity over the phone. You may call the LACC general number at

1 (888) 930-5222

Income Reduction or EFC Adjustment Appeal:

The FAFSA uses the prior to prior year as base income to determine student’s eligibility (for example, for the 2020-2021 year, students use 2018 income to complete the FAFSA). If you believe that the current family income is a more accurate measure of the student’s current financial status than the income reported on your FAFSA, you may be eligible to submit a petition for an EFC adjustment.

Click here to submit a Professional Judgement Appeal

Dependency Override or Change of Dependency Status Appeal

The FAFSA determines the students’ dependency using 9 different criteria. There are times, though, when an otherwise independent student may not meet the criteria established by these questions. If your FAFSA determined that you are a dependent student, but you have circumstances that merit a special consideration, you may qualify for a change of Dependency Status 

Click here to submit a Professional Judgement Appeal

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions. We have answers. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Financial Aid Process goes mobile with the new Financial Aid Portal.
  • Complete financial aid forms on your phone, tablet, or computer
  • Submit reinstatement appeals
  • Securely upload documents from any device
  • e-Sign documents for both you and your parents!
  • Receive automated reminders about outstanding tasks and next steps.

Financial aid is now faster, easier, mobile. Don't delay your financial aid. Complete the process now and receive financial aid when you need it most, at the beginning of the semester.

Log in to complete your process (https://lacitycollege.verifymyfafsa.com).

Receive your refunds with BankMobile Disbursements

Our school delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/

The California Dream Act Extends Eligibility for State Financial Aid to Students that Meet AB-540 Eligibility Criteria

Students that meet AB-540 eligibility criteria are able to apply for financial aid from the state of California. This includes Cal Grants and fee waivers for students attending California Community Colleges. Apply online using the California Dream Application.

Mission Statement

The mission of Financial Aid programs is to make college education accessible to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend college.