Step 1: After you submit your FAFSA or CADAA, check the status of your application anytime through the Student Information System (SIS) using your Student ID and password.
Step 2: It usually takes between 3 days to 3 weeks before LASC’s Financial Aid Office receives your results from the federal or state government.
Once LASC has your results, you may be asked to have your income tax information verified before an award may be given.
Unless otherwise directed, you can upload your documents and any needed Financial Aid Forms by logging into lasc.verifymyfafsa.com with your cell phone, tablet, or computer. You and your parents or spouse can also e-sign documents here if needed.
Continue to check your Student Portal email account to determine if you need to submit additional information or if an Award Package letter has been sent.
Step 3: If you are eligible for a financial aid award (congratulations!), you will be sent an Award Package letter that shows you the awards you are eligible to receive, such as the Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Fee Waivers, Loans, and more.
Before accepting any funds, we recommend you review how much aid you will need, as you are only allowed to receive a Pell Grant for 12 semesters (about six years). If your goal is to get a bachelor’s degree while attending school part-time, you will want to make sure you have enough to reach your educational goals within that time. If your Pell Grant and other federal and state financial aid don’t cover your needs, consider researching scholarship opportunities and loans.
Check out LASC’s tuition and fees, and the Net Price Calculator to help you plan how much money you will need each year.
Step 4: Once you accept your award, your financial aid funds will be delivered with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Go to your Student Portal email account for an email with instructions on how to select your refund preference.
Step 5: To continue getting financial aid award money, you will need to stay in good academic status, called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Make sure you understand how this works! If you have any questions, attend a SAP Workshop to be sure you know what you need to do.
Step 6: If you plan to go to college next year, make sure to complete your FAFSA or CADAA starting October 1st of the year before you plan to attend so you can get the most funds you are eligible to have.