Refunds, Appeals, & Withdraws

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Learn more about SAP appeals, refunds and withdraws

Review the information below, and if you have any questions, set up an appointment to talk with a Financial Aid rep.

If you have been disqualified from financial aid due to not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress, you can appeal the disqualification through completing an SAP Disqualification Appeal Form or Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) Adjustment Form (or both, if applicable). 

First, you must attend a SAP Workshop to receive the appeal form(s) as these forms are only available at these workshops. If you do not submit your complete financial aid appeal paperwork by the deadline, you will lose your financial aid eligibility.

2019-2020 Deadlines:

Fall 2019 November 14, 2019

Winter 2020 No SAP/CSEP appeals accepted

Spring 2020 May 14, 2019

Summer 2020 July 30, 2020

Contact us if you have any questions.

If you are receiving federal or state financial aid funds and then withdraw from ALL of your classes, you may have to repay some of the funds you received and refund the government.

Before you withdraw from all your classes, we recommend making an appointment with our Financial Aid Office so you completely understand what will happen if you do withdraw. Please also view the refund policy on Enrollment Fees and Non-resident Tuition in LASC’s College Catalog or Schedule of Classes before withdrawing. We also recommend talking with your academic counselor before withdrawing to discuss possible options.

If you are receiving federal financial aid funds and need to withdraw from LASC within the first 60% of the term, you are subject to Return to Title IV Refund Regulations. This means LASC’s Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount of federal funds you earned up to the point of your withdrawal and send you a bill for the amount. You will need to repay any federal grant and loan funds you have received but haven’t earned. Earning your funds is contracted under the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy you agreed to upon accepting the funding.

If needed, please refer to the Responsibilities When Applying for Financial Aid  that you agreed to before accepting your financial aid funds.

Failure to repay these funds will result in the denial of future federal and state financial aid from all colleges.

Fraud

If you attempt to get financial aid by fraud, you will be suspended from financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct. LASC may report these instances to local law enforcement agencies, to the California Student Aid Commission, to the Office of Inspector General, and to the Federal Government.

If you are receiving financial aid, and either need to withdraw or you are excluded from ALL of your classes, you will mostly likely have to pay part of your ‘unearned’ financial aid back to the government. Most financial aid falls under ‘unearned’ except for Federal Work-Study and the California College Promise Grant.

You will be notified through your Student Portal email account on how much you need to refund the government. If you fail to repay these funds, it will prevent you from getting any financial aid anywhere in California and the United States.

Before you withdraw from all your classes, we recommend contacting our Financial Aid Office so you completely understand what will happen if you do withdraw. Please also view the refund policy on enrollment fees and non-resident tuition in LASC’s College Catalog or Schedule of Classesbefore withdrawing. We also recommend talking with your academic counselor before withdrawing to discuss possible options.