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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 Thursdays and Fridays the Financial Aid Office can only answer general questions. This means that we cannot accept documents or answer questions regarding your specific file on these days. If you need these services please return on any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday when we are open.

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2017/2018 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 2017 - 2018 academic year became available on October 1, 2016. Make sure to do your 2017 - 2018 FAFSA and complete the financial aid process as soon as possible to ensure that your financial aid can be in place for Fall 2017. Use the following steps to apply for financial aid for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Application Steps:
  1. Apply online at FAFSA on the Web.
  2. Activate the myLACCDcard you will receive in the mail.
  3. On the Student Information System, select LACC as the campus that you wish to process your financial aid. View the What's After FAFSA instructions.
  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:

  • Certification of SNAP benefits
  • Certification of Child Support Paid
  • Verification Worksheet
  • IRS Tax Return Transcript. (Transcripts are available online at the IRS website.) If you successfully used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and didn't change any of the data, the transcript is not required.

Check your status on the Student Information System (SIS) to identify any documentation that you need to submit.

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 term.

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 - 2:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:30pm (for general questions only)*

Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm (for general questions only)*

Saturday 2/24/2018: 9:00 - 1:00pm

*On Thursdays and Fridays, the Financial AId Office can only assist with general financial aid questions only. We can not help with questions regarding your specific file. If you need help with your specific file then please visit us during normal Monday - Wednesday & Saturday business hours and we will be happy to assist you.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911