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FINANCIAL AID

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Mission

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.

Office Hours

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm*
Fridays: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
* General question only on Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Reach out to us for the right answers to your financial aid questions. Use our Cranium Cafe platform to chat with the financial aid experts, or email us from your your LACCD email account and provide your student ID number for a more personalized reply. Please note that only general questions will be answered from emails received from any other email accounts (gmail, yahoo, etc.).

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General Financial Aid Information

For comprehensive information on Financial Aid in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), view or download the Los Angeles Community College District “Your Helping Hand to Understanding Financial Aid” brochure, available as an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

LACC Federal School Code: 001223

LACC DREAM Application School Code: 00122300

Virtual Financial Aid Student Technology (FAST) Lab

If you need assistance completing your application for financial aid, navigating the Financial Aid Portals, submitting appeals, 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 virtual lab is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Virtual FAST Lab

 

2024-2025 Financial Aid Application

The FAFSA Simplification Act was recently passed by Congress to streamline the financial aid process for students and families. Among other key changes, this legislation will reduce the total number of questions students see when filing the FAFSA. Below we have highlighted some notable differences from prior years.

  • The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available online at studentaid.gov  (or dream.csac.ca.gov for the Dream Application)
  • Students must invite “contributors” (e.g., parents or spouse) to complete their section of the FAFSA.
  • All contributors must give IRS consent (including non-filers) to pull tax return information or FAFSA becomes invalid.
  • The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) has been replaced by the Student Aid Index (SAI). The SAI is a different way to determine financial aid eligibility.

You can see further changes and follow future updates online here: https://www.lacitycollege.edu/financial-aid/fafsa-simplification-act

2023-2024 Financial Aid Application

If you need financial aid to help with your educational expenses you should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or DREAM Application today! The application for the 2023-2024 academic year is available since October 1, 2022 and until June 30, 2024. Make sure to submit your 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 studentaid.gov or DREAM Application at dream.csac.ca.gov
    • LACC Federal School Code: 001223
    • LACC DREAM Application School Code: 00122300
  2. On the Student Portal check your "To do list" for any items that may be required to process your application.
  3. Access your online Financial Aid Portal to seamlessly upload documents, complete tasks and and sign electronically the forms required 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 Student Portal.

2023-2024 California Colleges Promise Grant (Enrollment Fee Waiver)

Millions of dollars of financial aid go unused every year because students don’t think they will qualify, which in many cases isn’t true. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) waives community college enrollment fees if you’re eligible.

You should apply if:
  • You’ve lived in California for at least one year, or
  • You’ve been determined a California resident homeless youth by the Financial Aid Office, or
  • You’re eligible for non-resident tuition as an AB 540 or AB 1899 student, or with a “T” or “U” visa.
What you will need:
  • Your or your parent’s/guardian’s 2021 tax information.
  • We’ll walk you through which one you’ll need.
Three ways to apply:
  • Fill out the FAFSA or the California Dream Act application. In addition to the fee waiver, by completing these, you may qualify for additional financial aid resources (Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Work Study, etc.) to help with other costs (books, food, rent, etc.).
  • Complete the CCPG Form online through the Financial Aid Portal
  • Complete the CCPG Application form and submit it in person at the Financial Aid Office or via email at @email

Special and Unusual Circumstances Appeals

Unusual Circumstances or Change of Dependency Status Appeal

The application for financial aid determines the students’ dependency status using 9 different criteria. There are times when an otherwise independent student may not meet the criteria established by these questions. If your application has determined that you are a dependent student, but you have unusual circumstances that merit a special consideration, you may qualify for a change of Dependency Status. Please click the button below to submit your appeal:

Submit an Unusual Circumstances Appeal

Special Circumstances or Income Reduction Appeal

The application for financial aid uses the prior to prior year as base income to determine student’s eligibility (for example, for the 2023-2024 year, students use 2021 income to determine financial aid eligibility). If you believe that your or your family's current income is a more accurate measure of your current financial situation than the income reported on your application, you may be eligible to submit an appeal for Special Circumstances or Income Reduction; click the link below to submit your appeal:

Submit a Special Circumstances Appeal

The Financial Aid Portal

The Financial Aid Process Goes Mobile

Your financial aid experience is now faster, easier, and available from anywhere. Don't delay your financial aid the process and receive your financial aid when you need it most, at the beginning of the semester. Create your account on our Financial Aid Portal with Campus Logic to,

  • Complete financial aid forms on your phone, tablet, or computer

  • Securely upload documents from any device for all your financial aid processes

  • e-Sign documents for both you and your parents!

  • Submit reinstatement appeals

  • Request student loans

  • Receive automated reminders about outstanding tasks and next steps.

Financial Aid Portal

Bank Mobile Disbursements

Receive your refunds with Bank Mobile Disbursements

Los Angeles City College delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. As you become an enrolled student in any of the colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District, you receive an email or a letter from BankMobile Disbursements. For more information about BankMobile Disbursements, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.

To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, follow this link www.vibeaccount.com/swc/doc/landing/rlqvplq5y0tb8kenw2d6

AB540 and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

The California Dream Act extends eligibility for state financial aid to students who meet AB-540 eligibility criteria, these students are able to apply and receive financial aid from the state of California in the form of Cal Grants and enrollment fee waivers for students attending California Community Colleges. Apply online using the California Dream Application.

Contact the Admissions and Records Office to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for AB-540 status.

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