Financial Aid Office
Get money for college that you don’t have to pay back!
We want to help you follow your dreams of having a college education. We don’t want the cost of college to keep you from succeeding! We can help you take advantage of all the financial aid opportunities available to you through federal grants, state grants, local grants, fee waivers, federal work-study, and loans. Most of these are funds you don’t have to pay back! To reach the financial aid office please email us at email@example.com
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Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is awarding the Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program to support Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 for reskilling, up-skilling, and accessing educational programs to get back into the workforce.
How do you apply?
Submit the Golden State Education and Training Grant Program Application below by logging in to your CSAC Account. If you do not have an account, please create one using the “first time user” registration option.
This one-time grant does not require an application for financial aid, although it is strongly encouraged to have one to benefit from many other financial aid resources available.
First time user: https://gsetg.csac.ca.gov/register
For more information, please visit https://gsetg.csac.ca.gov/landing
- Students who were displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were not enrolled in a training program or institution of higher education at the time they were displaced from employment
- Students who have been unable to obtain employment that provides an average monthly wage that is equal to or greater than the average monthly wage received from their employment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Students who meet the income and asset criteria to be eligible for a Cal Grant A award (pursuant to subdivision (k) of California Education Code Section 69432.7)
- Students who are enrolled in an educational program at an institution of higher education, an adult vocational or career training program provided by a K12 school or community college.
Your first step to finding out if you qualify for financial aid is by submitting a financial aid application. Here’s how:
Complete one of these two applications:
Are you a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Eligible Non-citizen?
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Are you a DREAMER or eligible for AB540?
- Complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)
Not sure which application to complete?
It is your responsibility to make sure you read and understand the information in these financial aid webpages before accepting any funds. Everything you need to know and do to stay in good academic status to get funding is here.
If you have any questions, get answers 24-7, email our office, or make an appointment.
If you plan to go to college between: July 2021 – June 2022
These applications are Now Available for you to complete:
Federal & State Dates and Deadlines
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most important application to complete for students who are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen to know if they qualify for all types of federal aid and most state aid. Go to the FAFSA webpage for more information.
- The CADAA (California Dream Act Application) is the most important application to complete for students who are DREAMERs or eligible for AB540 to know if they qualify for certain types of state aid, including a tuition fee waiver. Go to the CADAA webpage for more information.
September 2 – Deadline: Complete your FAFSA or CADAA by this date so you can determine if you qualify for the Competitive Cal Grant award that is only offered to students enrolled in California community colleges.
October 1 – The newest FAFSA application and CADAA application are made available for the next academic year.
**Fill out FAFSA beginning October 1 of the current year to receive aid for next years’ Fall term.
(FAFSA application that becomes available October 1, 2022, is to disburse aid for Fall 2023)
November 3 – Deadline: For students who are only attending the Fall term, submit your final Direct Loan packet.
December 1 – Deadline: Submit your Fall Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals. Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) adjustment forms for the current Fall term.
**Your SAP Extension appeal petition form is available here but will only be reviewed AFTER you have attended an SAP workshop
*Your Reinstatement petition appeal form is in CampusLogic. Go to CampusLogic and select SAP Appeal; fill out the requested forms and submit them.
You must attend an SAP Workshop in order to have your SAP petition reviewed
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.
When You Apply for Financial Aid, You Have These Responsibilities:
- Reviewing and being familiar with all information on the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) academic program(s) you choose to study before enrolling.
- Completing all the application forms ACCURATELY and COMPLETELY, and submitting them to the right place on time. Failure to do so will result in the delay of processing your financial aid file:
- Errors must be corrected before any financial aid can be received. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code, and it will reject your application. Additionally, regulations require that all cases of suspected fraud that originated from misrepresentation be reported to the Office of the Inspector General.
- Quickly providing all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either LASC’s Financial Aid Office or the agency or agencies to which an application was submitted.
- Reading and understanding all forms you are asked to sign.
- Understanding what you need to do to maintain your Student Academic Progress.
- If you have a loan, you must notify the lender of any changes to your name, address, or school status.
- Performing the work that is agreed upon in accepting a college work-study award.
- Knowing and complying with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid.
- Knowing and complying with the LACCD’s Refund/Repayment Policy.
- Repaying financial aid funds if it is determined that you were ineligible to receive the funds.
You’ve found out via email or mail that you are eligible for a financial aid award (congratulations!). Your award funds are delivered with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
To view our third-party servicer contract for refund management, click here.
Check out one of these great workshops to get the information you need on how to complete the FAFSA, how to get a loan, and what you need to do to keep getting financial aid:
FAFSA / FSA ID Workshops
Go over how to complete the FAFSA section by section, as well as how to get an FSA ID.
We know financial aid applications and terms can leave you with questions. We’re happy to help you through the process so you can get the most financial aid that’s available to you!
There are four (4) ways to get answers to your financial aid questions:
- Check your Student Information System Portal often for updated information.
- Attend one of our Workshops on FAFSA, Loans, and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- Make a Financial Aid Appointment through our Live Chat.
- Send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with any general questions. We’ll respond to your email within 48 hours. Note: we cannot give any information that is considered confidential or personal via email.
- You must make an appointment to visit the Financial Aid Office.
We do not offer walk-in appointments.
- If you visit us, make sure to bring either your government-issued I.D. or your LASC Student I.D. that includes a photo of you. We will need this identification in order to help you.
- Learn more about us via Live Chat that allows you to schedule an appointment through your phone and text you when we’re ready to meet with you.
Dropping off documents?
Documents must be upload online by logging into lasc.verifymyfafsa.com with your cell phone, tablet, or computer, unless otherwise directed. Documents can be e-signed online by you and your parent or spouse.
Financial Aid Office
Office Hours and Location
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed
Fridays: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Appointments required for virtual and in-person options; we are also available in the Financial Aid Office.
Student Services Building, Room 104
Muniece Bruton, Financial Aid Manager
Phone: (323) 241-5338
Fax: (323) 241-5463