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.
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 Learning Outcomes
The student will:
- Exhibit personal responsibility by adhering to application deadlines.
- Accurately complete their financial aid application.
- Acquire computer literacy skills by using the computer to file their financial aid application.
2013-2014 Financial Aid School Selection
(All students must complete this process)
In order to make sure your financial aid file is processed at the LACCD campus of your choice, you need to select your college through the Student Information System. Generally, you want to have your financial aid processed at the college where you will take most of your classes and will complete your degree, certificate, or transfer program. Your financial aid can only be processed at one college per semester. Click here for instructions on how to select your Financial Aid Processing School.
Deadlines for Spring 2013
|April 22, 2013
||Last day to submit loan packet for 2012-2013.
|May 10, 2013
||Last day to submit first level financial aid appeals or course petitions
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS APPEAL RESULTS
- THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT EXTENDS ELIGIBILITY FOR STATE FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS THAT MEET AB540 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
On January 1, 2013 students that meet AB-540 eligibility criteria will be able to apply for financial aid from the state of California. This includes Cal Grants and fee waivers for students attending CA Community Colleges. To apply fo online to the California Dream Application. For more information please click here to see the California Dream Act of 2011 Frequently Asked Questions
- CHANGES TO SERVICES OFFERED BY THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
The Financial Aid Office will limit the services that it provides to students on Fridays. Effective immediately, Friday service will be limited to answering general questions, accepting appeals, and accepting completed student loan packets.
Students requiring other services must visit the Financial Aid Office Monday through Thursday during normal business hours. Click here to see our complete hours of operation.
- RECENT CHANGES TO THE STUDENT AID PROGRAMS
Many recent legislative changes to the federal financial aid program may have an impact on your financial aid eligibility for the 2012-2013 school year. Click here to learn more about them .
The deadline to take the Ability to Benefit test is June 20, 2012, as it is being discontinued. Students without a high school diploma or GED (General Educational Development) certificate who miss this deadline will not be eligible for financial aid.
This change is being made in accordance with federal law, as stated by the U.S. Department of Education:
Public Law 112-74 amended HEA section 484(d) to eliminate Federal student aid eligibility for students without a “certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education or the recognized equivalent of such a Certificate.”
If you are planning on taking the Ability to Benefit test to become eligible for financial aid, you must make an appointment to test as soon as possible so that you can pass it by June 20, 2012, or make immediate plans to either attain a high school diploma or take and pass the GED. Financial aid awards cannot be made to students who fail to meet these requirements.
- NEW SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDARDS
Effective July 1, 2011, Los Angeles City College adopted a new 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.
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Services Village, next to the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. View the campus map to find the exact location.
STEP 1: Apply on-line at FAFSA on the Web
STEP 2: Activate the myLACCDcard you will receive in the mail
STEP 3: Check your award status in the LACCD Student Information System