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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:

 

2016-2017 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar

 

 

Pell Grant and Cal Grant awards are adjusted based on enrollment at time of disbursement.  Pell Grant awards will be disbursed in two payments each semester.  Applicants processed and awarded after the “2nd Pell Grant Only” payment will receive one disbursement for the entire amount for the term.  Students must be enrolled in at least six units to receive the Direct Loan and Cal Grant disbursements.

Your enrollment level for disbursement will be determined on the corresponding Award Calculation Date

(see calendar below).

Please ensure that all registration changes are made prior to the Award Calculation Date for those units to be included in your enrollment level for that disbursement.

You may be required to repay federal aid if you withdraw before completing 60% of the course length.

 Fall 2016 full term course 60% date:  October 26, 2016

Spring 2017 full term course 60% date:  April 01, 2017

Please note: the 60% date will vary for classes that do not run a full term (i.e. short term classes, summer classes).

*Award Notification Date

**Award Calculation Date

***Funds Process Date

Awards
2016 Fall Semester

08/10/2016

08/12/2016

08/18/2016

 1st Pell Grant & DVC Loans

08/24/2016

08/26/2016

09/01/2016

All Grants & DVC/LMC Loans

09/07/2016

09/09/2016

09/15/2016

All Grants & Loans

09/20/2016

09/22/2016

09/29/2016

All Grants & Loans

10/05/2016

10/07/2016

10/13/2016****

2nd Pell Grant Only

10/12/2016

10/14/2016

10/20/2016

All Grants & Loans

10/26/2016

10/28/2016

11/03/2016

All Grants & Loans

11/08/2016

11/10/2016

11/17/2016

All Grants & Loans

11/30/2016

12/02/2016

12/08/2016

All Grants & Loans

12/07/2016

12/09/2016

12/15/2016

All Grants & Loans

2017 Spring Semester

01/18/2017

01/20/2017

01/26/2017

1st Pell Grant & DVC Loans

02/01/2017

02/03/2017

02/09/2017

All Grants & DVC/LMC Loans (includes retroactive payments)

02/22/2017

02/24/2017

03/02/2017

All Grants & Loans

03/08/2017

03/10/2017

03/16/2017

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

03/22/2017

03/24/2017

03/30/2017****

2nd Pell Grant Only

03/29/2017

03/31/2017

04/06/2017

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

04/12/2017

04/14/2017

04/20/2017

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

04/26/2017

04/28/2017

05/04/2017

All Grants & Loans

05/10/2017

05/12/2017

05/18/2017

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

05/17/2017

05/19/2017

05/25/2017

All Grants & Loans

2017 Summer Semester

05/24/2017

06/06/2017

06/13/2017

06/20/2017

07/05/2017

07/18/2017

08/01/2017

08/16/2017

09/13/2017

05/26/2017

06/08/2017

06/15/2017

06/22/2017

07/10/2017

07/20/2017

08/03/2017

08/18/2017

09/15/2017

06/01/2017

06/15/2017

06/22/2017

06/29/2017

07/13/2017

07/27/2017

08/10/2017

08/24/2017

09/21/2017

All Grants & DVC Loans

All Grants & DVC/LMC Loans

All Grants & DVC/LMC Loans

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

All Grants & Loans

All Grants & Loans

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

All Grants & Loans (includes retroactive payments)

*Award Notification Date: students must receive an award notification email by this date in order to receive funds on the corresponding Funds Process Date.

**Award Calculation Date: students’ award amount will be calculated based on the enrollment level for classes that have started as of this date.

***Funds Process Date: This date reflects the day the funds will be transmitted to BlackboardPay. The following is the timeline a student should expect to receive their funds:

  • CollegeCash Card – same day as the “Funds Process Date.”
  • ACH/Direct Deposit – 5 to 7 Days from the “Funds Process Date.”
  • Check – 5 to 7 Days from the “Funds Process Date” (Please note: Your financial aid check will be mailed to the current address on file with the Admissions and Records Office.)

****Units starting after this Award Calculation Date for fall and spring semesters, will not be considered in the enrollment level for determining financial aid disbursements for that semester. Students receiving their first disbursement after this date for each semester will be based on enrollment in classes that have already started at the time of disbursement. Summer semester disbursements will be based on enrollment in classes that have started on the applicable Award Calculation Date for the term.

 

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.