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F: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Contact the Financial Aid Office

While the college is closed to students due to the impact of COVid19, you may still contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about your financial aid status through the Financial Aid Virtual Lobby on Cranium Cafe:The Financial Aid Virtual Lobby on Cranium Cafe

The Financial Aid virtual lobby is available:

Mon-Thu: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Financial Aid Student Technology Lab: FAST Lab

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

The Financial Aid Student Technology
Virtual Lobby on Cranium Cafe

The virtual Student Technology Lab is available:

Mon-Thu: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri: 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) 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

COVID-19 Resources

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 view our Updated Frequently Asked Questions

Announcements

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).

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Application for Financial Aid

2022-2023

The new application for the 2022-2023 academic year will open on October 1, 2021. Make sure to submit your FAFSA or DREAM Application and complete the financial aid process as soon as it is available to maximize your financial aid opportunities.

2021-2022

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 2021-2022 academic year is available since October 1, 2020 and until June 30, 2022. 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. Activate the Bank Mobile refund preference, 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.

If your application is selected for verification, you will need to provide additional paperwork. The process may include, but is not limited to:

  • Verification of household and number in college
  • 2 years prior Federal Tax Return forms or IRS Tax Return Transcript. (Transcripts are available online at the IRS website.) If you successfully used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and did not change any of the data, the transcript is not required.
  • If you are an independent student or a parent of a dependent student and you did not file taxes, you will be required to submit proof from the IRS that you did not file taxes 2 years prior to the start of the academic year (i.e. for the 2021-2022 academic year it is required proof of non-filing for 2019.)

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.

If you are attending both Fall and Spring semesters, the documentation must be submitted by the last day of the school year. If you are only attending one semester, the documentation must be received by the end of the semester.

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.