Student Debt Relief

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible, the borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/heads of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances, and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov.

Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.

If you want to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the application is open, please sign up on the Department of Education subscription page.

Emergency Aid

If you have an unexpected financial emergency and need additional assistance beyond your financial aid award, we strongly encourage and welcome all LCCC students to connect with the Advocacy and Resource Center.

 

Financial aid and scholarships at LCCC are administered by the Student Financial Aid Office. For tuition and fees, billing, and student account information, please visit Student Accounts (ie. Bursar’s Office).

 

Office Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Important Dates for Financial Aid Recipients

Fall 2022

August 8 – Fall financial aid in the Bookstore begins.

September 6 – Census date – last day to register for fall courses to be considered for the Pell Grant (eligible students only) – includes late-start courses.

September 12 – Last day to use fall financial aid in bookstore (until refunds/disbursement).

September 14 First disbursement of fall financial aid starts.

September 16 – Deadline to submit SAP Appeals from Summer 2022 for aid consideration in Fall 2022.

TBDStudent Accounts Office fall refund processing begins.

 

Food Assistance – SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Eligibility requirements for these benefits have been temporarily expanded to include students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education.  Find out if you meet the new criteria to receive SNAP benefits

 

University Students Attending LCCC

We can streamline the process and help you get started. 

 

Always Check Your MyCampus Account

The Department of Education often requires additional documentation from some students. All requests will be shown on your “To Do” list.  It is very important that you continue to check your MyCampus and LCCC email accounts often – throughout the year – for information and instructions.    

 

Computer Purchases with Financial Aid

If you need to purchase a computer, you may be able to use financial aid. Please reach out to Student Financial Aid at finaid@lorainccc.edu for a review of your current financial aid availability. You may need to request a federal student loan to access funds for your computer purchase. If you have used all of your financial aid eligibility for the year, your Student Financial Aid representative will advise you to complete a Cost of Attendance Increase Request Form. Student Financial Aid will make a connection to additional resources on campus if a student’s eligibility for financial aid cannot be used for the purchase of a laptop. It is LCCC’s commitment that any student who needs access to technology during this time can receive assistance. Before you request a Cost of Attendance increase through Student Financial Aid, please complete the ARC’s Self-Assessment Form, as federal funds may be available to you for these types of purchases. 

 

Financial Aid-Related Scams Using COVID to Target Students

Scammers are taking advantage of the ongoing pandemic in attempts to obtain students’ financial and personal information, in some instances posing as financial aid offices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning notifying students that suspicious emails claiming to be from the “Financial Department” at their respective institutions are advertising how to receive the economic stimulus check.

 

Student Financial Aid Contact Information

Bass Library, First Floor
(440) 366-4034
Fax:  (440) 366-4634
Finaid@lorainccc.edu

By Mail
1005 N Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035

Live Chat
Monday and Tuesday 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.