Financial Aid

Assisting students in receiving a college education

Welcome to Financial Aid

We know that paying for college is a big challenge. That is why we are here to help you take advantage of all financial resources that are available.  Do not be intimidated by the process. The state of California, federal government, and Los Medanos College wants you to succeed. Read on for information on how to apply.


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You may submit Financial Aid Appeals and Loan Applications at any point throughout the semester up until the established deadline for the term. NOTE: Financial Aid Appeals and Loan Applications will be collected, but not processed until grades from the previous term have been posted by the Admissions & Records Office.

Important Deadlines – SPRING  2019

*Students are responsible for meeting all deadlines advertised below. All Financial Aid correspondences are sent to students’ Insite email. Students are advised to check their Insite email frequently, in regards to their Financial Aid Status.

All Appeals (Excess Units and FA Suspension)

April 08, 2019
SAP Online Quiz April 08, 2019

Direct Loans

*All requested documents and Loan Workshop must be completed by the following Deadline Date.

April 08, 2019
CA Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) May 24, 2019
FAFSA Application 2018-2019 June 30, 2019

2018 -2019 Financial Aid Document

If you are required to submit additional paperwork to determine your eligibility for financial aid, we strongly encourage you to complete the process in a timely manner.  All issues and/or documents stated in your Missing Information Checklist (MICL) posted to Insite Portal, must be resolved and/or submitted to the LMC Financial Aid Office by the Summer Payment Document Deadline publicized on the  Financial Aid Payment Calendar   (September 6, 2019).  Applicants who fail to provide documentation within the specified time period will not be packaged or awarded aid.

Steps To Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1: Apply (Beginning October 1st)  Complete and submit the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application and verified Cal Grant GPA. Step 2: Check your InSite Portal student email account for further instructions. Step 3: Complete required  documents, as listed on  your checklist on InSite    Portal. If you don’t have     required documents,     check your Financial Aid  Award Letter. You may have  an Award Package  waiting!
Step 4: Submit your forms/ documents to the Office of Financial Aid Step 5: Check your InSite Portal for your updated Award Letter  and wait for the next check    disbursement date. Step 6: Check the Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule  Complete and submit the    FAFSA or CA Dream Act     application and verified    Cal Grant GPA.

Financial Aid Lab Hours


The Financial Aid Lab, located in the Financial Aid Office, Room 309 in the Student Services Center.

At the lab you can receive assistance with:

  • Creating a FSA ID and password
  • New FAFSA/CA Dream Act or
  • Renewals
  • New Email Access
  • Adding School Code
  • Insite for Financial Aid



SPRING 2019 Lab Hours

February 11-May 24
Tuesday                 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday         10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Wednesday Evening Hours
March 20                   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
April 17                        5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May 15                         5:00 pm - 6:00 pm