LCCC’s Federal School Code is: 003068
The first step in the financial aid process at LCCC is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or via the myStudentAid mobile app (available in the App Store and Google Play).
- The 2021-22 FAFSA is for enrollment during Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and/or Spring 2022 and uses 2019 financial information (taxes, income, etc.)
Consider using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your tax information from the IRS directly into your FAFSA (tax-filers only, some exclusions may apply).
The upcoming year’s FAFSA becomes available on October 1st every year. Apply early to be considered for the maximum amount of aid. Students attending during the fall semester should apply by June 1 to allow processing time (and avoid the August rush of long lines).
Tips for Unique Student Populations
- Adult Learners
- Refugee & Asylee Students
- Servicemembers and Veterans
- Students with Criminal Convictions
- Undocumented Students
- Victims of Natural Disasters, War, or Terrorism
Create an FSA ID
The FSA ID serves as your electronic signature on federal documents, such as the FAFSA and loan agreements. Both the student and the parent (for dependent students) will need their own FSA ID, which is comprised of a username and password.
- Be sure to read and complete each question carefully
- Use an email address that you can access
- Enter your cell number for easier resetting if you forget your FSA ID
- Write down your User ID and password in a secure place
Stay in Touch with LCCC’s Student Financial Aid Office
Watch your MyCampus To Do list and LCCC email account for important information from our office. Some students are required to submit additional documents before we can process the FAFSA and determine financial aid eligibility. To avoid delay, please submit all required information as soon as possible to assure timely disbursement of financial aid.
To Do list items in MyCampus will have one of the following statuses:
- Initiated – waiting for student to take action or submit required document
- Received – information received and in process of review
Once a requested document is submitted and reviewed, it will no longer appear as a To Do list item.
Apply for scholarships!
Check our LCCC website for ongoing scholarship opportunities. Research additional scholarship opportunities through the Community Foundation of Lorain County and local fraternal, social, religious, employment and other local resources.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
In general, a student who applies for financial aid must meet the requirements listed below:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security Number.
- Register with Selective Service if the student is male and over the age of 17.
- Have a high school diploma (includes home schooling) or GED. (If graduated from a foreign high school, the diploma must be evaluated from a company that has a membership in National Association of Credential Evaluation Services and be the equivalent to a US high school diploma.)
- Enroll in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate. [Not all programs offered at LCCC are eligible for financial aid.]
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards set by Student Financial Aid.
- Provide documentation of any information requested by Student Financial Aid.
- Demonstrate financial need (except for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, and private loans).
- Certify that student aid will only be used for educational purposes.
- Must not be in default on a Federal Student Loans or Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students and/or not owe an overpayment from any federal program.
- Must not have outstanding Federal Perkins or Federal Student Loans in excess of the annual or aggregate loan limits.
- If convicted of possessing or selling drugs after the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted and while receiving federal Financial Aid, the student must notify Student Financial Aid immediately. In general, if you are convicted of a drug-related felony or misdemeanor that took place while you were receiving federal student aid, you will become ineligible to receive further aid for a specified period of time upon conviction.