Financial Aid & Scholarships
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Need help paying for college? Let us help. There are numerous options to assist students and families with college expenses. Most start with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for all federal financial aid programs, some state programs and all LCCC scholarship and grant programs. FAFSA information is also used by some external scholarship and grant agencies to determine eligibility. Students may file on FAFSA's website and include the LCCC school code of 009259.
Need help? Stop by and see a staff member in the Student Services Building during regular business hours.
What is financial aid?
Financial aid is any funding used by students and families to assist with college related expenses. The types include, but aren't limited to, the following:
- Money available to students based on information provided on the FAFSA. Sources include federal, state and LCCC. This money doesn't have to be paid back.
- Money available to students based on skills or interests. Available from state, LCCC and outside agencies. All LCCC scholarships require students to file a current year’s FAFSA. This money doesn't have to be paid back.
- Money available to employees and/or their eligible spouse and dependents. Students and families should contact their employer for information. This money doesn't have to be paid back and may be in the form of reimbursement after successful completion of courses.
- Money available to students based on affiliation with employers, groups or organizations. Students and families should contact their employer for information. This money doesn't have to be paid back and may be in the form of reimbursement after successful completion of courses.
- Earnings from work in on-campus positions. Wages are subsidized by the federal government. A FAFSA is required.
Student and Parent Loans
- Low, fixed interest rate student and parent loans guaranteed by the federal government. Loans require repayment however, terms include forgiveness for students in certain careers. Paid interest is tax deductible. A FAFSA is required.
- Available from private lenders, banks and credit unions to assist with educational expenses not covered by other financial aid. Interest rates and terms vary by lender. Often require co-signer for student. Not eligible for government forgiveness provisions or other terms. Students and parents strongly advised to carefully read and review terms before accepting.