Program’s Mission Statement:

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

Program’s Description:
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.

Program’s Service Outcomes
The office will: 

  1. Implement web-based technology to make the financial aid delivery system more efficient for students.

  2. Improve the services needed by AB540 students.

  3. Administer aid at the start of each semester to significantly more students.

  4. Increase the delivery of financial aid information to students and create opportunities for dialogue with students.

  5. Establish financial literacy resources and promote them to students.


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2016/2017 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 2016-2017 academic year became available on January 1, 2016. Make sure to do your 2016-2017 FAFSA and complete the financial aid process as soon as possible to ensure that your financial aid can be in place for fall 2016. Use the following steps to apply for financial aid for the 2016-2017 school year (or 2015-2016 for the Spring 16 semester).

If your plan is to be enrolled in the upcoming 2017/2018 academic year, complete your 2017/2018 FAFSA as soon as you can. It is available online at since October 1, 2016.


Application Steps

STEP 1:  Apply on-line at FAFSA on the Web
STEP 2:  Activate the myLACCDcard you will receive in the mail
STEP 3:  On the Student Information System select LACC as the campus that you wish to process your financial aid. Click here for instructions
STEP 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 - If you successfully used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and didn't change any of the data the transcripts 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 fall and spring 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 AB540 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 CA Community Colleges. Apply online using California Dream Application. For more information please click here to see the California Dream Act and Frequently Asked Questions. 


Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Effective July 1, 2011, the Los Angeles City College Financial Aid Office established it's current Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.  Download the SAP brochure to learn more about the new standards.


Financial Aid Refund Problems 

Are you having a problem receiving your financial aid refund?  Be sure to update your Educational Program Goal.

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