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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.

On Tuesday 11/20/2018 the Financial Aid Office will be closed from 1:00 pm - 4:00pm.
Financial Aid Applications Workshop

The Financial Aid Office is hosting a series of workshop where attendees will be able to complete financial aid applications (FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application) with the guidance of knowledgeable financial aid staff. Click here for more details.

Contact the Financial Aid Office
Counter service:

The financial Aid Office counter is open from Monday to Friday to service the students with questions related to their financial aid status. Status checks and questions related to your specific file will be addressed when a valid form of identification is presented at the counter. You may find answers to most of your questions regarding your status through the student portal.

On Fridays, however, we provide limited services and can only answer general questions. This means that we are not accepting documents or answering inquiries regarding your specific status.

Phone and email 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; nonetheless, you are more than welcome to email us your individual inquiries using your LACCD email account (accepted as your form of identification). Only general questions will be answered from emails received from personal accounts such gmail, yahoo, etc.

Allpoint® ATM Network for Higher One Customers

As of May 1, 2016, Higher One customers have access to Allpoint®, the largest surcharge-free ATM network. Visit to find one of 55,000 ATMs or download the Allpoint phone app.

Application for Financial Aid

If you need financial aid to help with your expenses you should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today! The application for the 2018-2019 academic year became available on October 1, 2017. Make sure to do your 2018-2019 FAFSA 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 will in place for Fall 2018. Use the steps below to apply for financial aid.

Application Steps:
  1. Apply online at FAFSA on the web.
  2. On the Student Portal check your "To do list" for any items that may be required to process your LACC as the campus that you wish to process your financial aid.
  3. 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.
  4. Check your award status in the LACCD Student Information System.

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

  • Verification Worksheet
  • 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 2018-2019 academic year it is required proof of non-filing for 2016.)

Check your "To Do List" on the Student Portal to identify any documentation that you need to submit.

Most of the required forms ara available for download in our Forms & Publications page.

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.

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 1st Floor

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2010
Fax: (323) 953-4029

 Office Hours

Financial Aid Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00 pm and 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 closed from 12 pm to 2:30 pm

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