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Financial Aid

Assisting students in receiving a college education

 

About Financial Aid

Financial Aid Calculator

 

The Office of Financial Aid at LMC is committed to empowering our students by providing them with access to all state and federal funding, thus providing them with the tools to make educated decisions in the pursuit of their educational goals.

 

Our primary objective is to provide adequate financial assistance to the maximum pool of eligible students through the coordination of both state and federal funding. The Office of Financial Aid at LMC strives to provide fast, courteous customer service to all financial aid recipients and the LMC community throughout the financial aid process.

 

What is financial aid?

Student financial aid programs were created to assist students in paying for their college education. Funding for these programs comes from a variety of sources including the United States Department of Education, the State of California and several other private sources. Federal, State and private funds awarded to students can be used to pay for fees, books, supplies, room/board and transportation costs. Although Financial Aid is generally provided to assist with the costs of attending college, it is not intended in any way to supplement a students income or the parents ability to pay for their child's college cost.

 

How do I apply for financial aid?

  1. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 1.  Renewal students (students reapplying for financial aid) must also apply for aid beginning January 1 of each year. The Office of Financial Aid at Los Medanos College encourages students to complete their FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. You will need to enter a school code. The school code for Los Medanos College is: 010340. Students must create a user ID and password. **Note: Renewal students who do not receive notification of their renewal by January 15 should complete a new FAFSA online.
  2. LMC strongly encourages all students to complete a GPA (Grade Point Average) verification form. (Non-California residents may delete this step). Although the priority deadline is March 2, we will continue to accept applications until June 30, depending on availability of funding.

 

How awards are disbursed:

Click the following link to view: 2016-2017 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar


What if I get denied financial aid?

All students are entitled to an appeal. Students who are denied financial aid are entitled to an explanation for a denial.

 

Click the following link to start the process.