Grants are student aid that does not have to be repaid. It can come from a variety of sources and is often, although not always, based on the applicant’s financial need. Some grants include:

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Once you’ve earned the money by attending your classes and completing the semester, you do not need to repay the Pell Grant.

Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students—those who haven’t earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Amounts can change yearly. 

Pell grant awards are based on enrollment status as of the published census date (the 14th day of the term), cost of attendance and Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Federal Processor when you submit your FAFSA. Amounts will be awarded based on current-year Pell Grant tables.

Federal regulations limit lifetime Pell eligibility to the equivalent of 12 semesters of full-time attendance.

You may be eligible if:

  • You have not earned a bachelor’s degree
  • You meet attendance requirements
  • You meet financial eligibility requirements

Apply for a Federal Pell Grant. 

Calculate your Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility.

Change in Circumstances

The LCCC Student Financial Aid Office recognizes that a sudden change in family finances or circumstances can have a direct impact on the ability to attend courses and continue your education. 

Significant changes in a family’s financial circumstances, such as job loss, medical expenses, change in student or parent marital status, or other unforeseen hardships, may not be accurately reflected in the initial FAFSA application (Special Circumstances). 

If any of these situations apply to you, you may submit a Special Circumstance Review Request along with supporting documentation.

There also may be unique family situations or factors that affect a student’s ability to pay for college, such as estrangement, abuse, parental abandonment or incarceration (Unusual Circumstances).

If any of these situations apply to you, you may submit a Dependency Appeal Request along with supporting documentation.

Submitting this form will allow our office to reevaluate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for potential eligibility of financial aid.  Please note: Your request may not be approved nor result in an increase in your financial aid eligibility. Notification of the result of your request will be sent via email to your official LCCC email address. Additionally, completion/submission of this form does not guarantee an adjustment of your financial aid. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

Watch for two-sided documents. Be sure to include both sides when faxing. Do not email any documents with personally identifiable information. Incomplete submissions will cause a processing delay.

Allow at least three weeks for review after submission. If anything further is needed from you in this process, you will be notified via email, sent to your official LCCC email address.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Priority will be given to early applicants with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs). Just like Pell Grants, FSEOG does not have to be repaid. This grant is only available fall and spring semester. Eligible students will be automatically considered for FSEOG.

State of Ohio Grants