Welcome to the Financial Services Center

Financial Aid Refunds

Summer 2014 financial aid refunds will begin the week of July 7, 2014. To check the status of your refund, log into your MyCampus Student Center.

Click here for instructions.

Apply for a Student Loan

Apply online for a Federal Direct Student Loan.

Click here to learn how.

Financial Literacy Workshop

Students with "FA Workshop" listed on their MyCampus To Do list are required to attend.

Students who want to learn more about Money Management are also encouraged to attend.

Click here to register or to learn more.   

Online Resources for Financial Aid Information    

Click here to download

How To View Your LCCC Financial Aid Refund Check Amount

Click here for instructions

Viewing Your Financial Aid

Information about your 2013-2014 FAFSA and Federal financial Aid is available to you through your MyCampus account!
Click here for details and instructions

Financial Aid for Books

To use financial aid at the bookstore, all items on your “To Do” list must be cleared and you must have a “Bookstore Eligibility” amount showing under the “Hold” column on your MyCampus account.

Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a new federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding.
Learn more

American Opportunity Credit for College Expenses

The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) was originally included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was recently extended for two years as part of the Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. 

The AOTC provides a maximum tax credit of $2,500 for qualified tuition and related expenses for the first four years of post-secondary education.  Qualified expenses include tuition, fees, and required textbooks and course supplies not covered by grants, scholarships, or assistance provided by an employer. 

This partially refundable tax credit, which replaced and expanded the HOPE tuition credit, is helping to make college more affordable for millions of middle-class families. 
Learn more   

New Federal Direct Loan Process

With the Federal Direct Loan Program, students borrow directly from the federal government through Lorain County Community College.  This includes the:

  • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Parental Loan to Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Click here for details

Apply Early!

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1 each year the priority filing date.  This is your first step in the financial aid process, and determines your eligibility for the Pell Grant, Federal Work Study and Stafford Loans.

The U.S. Department of Education has created a video with tips for completing your FAFSA.
Click here to view video.

Scholarships

Be sure to check out
scholarship opportunities!

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LCCC Financial Services Center

1005 N Abbe Rd.
Bass Library, First Floor

Phone: (440) 366-4034
Fax: (440) 366-4634

Click here for our staff directory.  

The Lorain County Community College Financial Services Center is a one-stop location where students can apply for financial aid including grants, loans and scholarships and make arrangements to pay their student account via the payment plan, credit card, or cash payment. The Financial Services Center is dedicated to assisting students in finding a way to pay for college.

Hours of Operations - Starting July 28

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Computers are available for student use in applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and online entrance loan counseling. Staff members are available for assistance with these online applications during office hours.

Federal Requirement Alert

Due to changes in federal requirements the Financial Services Center must now collect additional information and documentation from some students.  All requests will be shown on your “To Do” list.  It remains very important that you continue to check your MyCampus and LCCC email accounts for information and instructions.

 

Student Employment
Student employment is an important source of financial assistance. The employment program has assisted many students in defraying their educational costs and in gaining work experience.
Click here to learn more. 

Grants 
Grants are free dollars given to college students by the U.S. Department of Education or the State of Ohio and are awarded on the basis of financial need. LCCC participates in both the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs. The application used to determine student's financial need and grant eligibility is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This single application determines eligibility for all federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study and the Direct Student Loan Program. Therefore, all students who plan to attend LCCC and wish to apply for financial aid should complete the FAFSA on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. FAFSA on the Web Worksheets are available in the Financial Services Center.

Financial Aid Forms

Charging Textbooks with Your Financial Aid Payments
If you would like to use your financial aid for books and other non-tuition expenses, you will need to “grant permission” in MyCampus and complete any other items that are outstanding in your checklist.
Click here for details

If the Bookstore staff is unable to see your financial aid, the Financial Services Center staff (located on the first floor of the Bass Library/Community Resource Center) will write students paper book slips to charge their textbooks to their available financial aid. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we are working hard to transition to our new system.

Remember you must purchase all required books before purchasing electronic devices such as laptops, PC’s, iPads, etc.  Students are limited to only one electronic device per academic year.

Attention Part-Time Students!
Financial assistance is available to you in the forms of federal grants, loans and scholarships. See the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility or find information on the following programs available to part-time students: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan Program (Stafford and PLUS Loans), LCCC Trustee Scholarship, LCCC Presidential Scholarship and LCCC Incentive Award for Non-traditional Students.

Tuition Reimbursement
Many Lorain County employers offer tuition reimbursement programs to their employees, meaning the employer pays for college coursework. To find out more, please check with your employer.

Academic Withdrawal
Learn about how academic withdrawal How it can impact you, both academically and financially.
Click here for brochure.      

Announcements

Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

Click here for extended hours.   

Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/register.  

Convocation Office Closure

All LCCC offices will be closed 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for Convocation.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for summer semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours