Financial Aid

Assisting students in receiving a college education

Financial Aid   

The Financial Aid Office is available to assist you with the student financial aid process. We offer in-person services and remote services. 

Pittsburg
In-person services:
M-TH 10am-4pm, Online Services: M-TH 9am - 6pm. Friday closed

Brentwood
In-person services M-TH 10am-2pm, Online Services: M-TH 9am - 6pm. Friday closed

For quick general questions, try our chat feature!
(925) 473-7525
financialaid@losmedanos.edu

Apply for Financial Aid: 

Do you need help applying for financial aid?  We offer in-person and virtual financial aid lab to assist students with applying for financial aid.  Click Contact Us and select the Lab Hours tab for dates and times.

Students can apply for a  variety of financial aid assistance by completing and submitting a financial aid application. Students only need to complete one of the applications below based on the following eligibility requirements: 
You are eligible to complete the FAFSA if you are: You are eligible to complete the CADAA if you are:

 

  • US Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Eligible non-citizen
  • T Visa holder

 

 

FAFSA


 

  • Undocumented
  • Have a valid or expired DACA
  • A U Visa holder
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Meet the non-resident exemption requirements under AB540

 

CADAA

Our LMC school code is 010340. 

Check the Status of your Financial Aid: 

View your financial aid status online by logging into InSite. You can view your outstanding Missing Information Checklist, Financial Aid Award Letter, and more! How to Check Your Financial Aid Status in Self Service
 

Turning in Documents: 

1. Log in to InSite at m.4cd.edu 
2. Click on the Financial Aid tile 
3. Click on Financial Aid Home 
4. Click on Complete Required Documents. Your required documents are listed here with links to the document(s).  Click on the document link(s) and you will be redirected to the form.

Students may also upload documents, such as a CalVet fee waiver, by clicking on the Document Uploader. 

Document Uploader

 Learn how to scan and email documents without a scanner.   

Email us at financialaid@losmedanos.edu.  

General Financial Aid Advising: 

If you would like to discuss your financial aid file and/or have specific questions regarding your financial aid, student appointments may be done over the phone or online using Zoom. Please contact your financial aid advisor via email and/or phone to schedule an appointment.  Advisors are assigned to students based on the first letter of a student’s name.  

Financial Aid Disbursement: 

Financial aid funds are disbursed on scheduled dates each term.  Students who are currently enrolled in an eligible program, have a completed financial aid file and are eligible for a federal and/or state grant will receive a disbursement each semester. Please see Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar for more information on disbursement policy for each grant type.   
 

LMC delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.  All financial aid recipients MUST select a refund preference.

1.  Log into m.4cd.edu. 
2. Once logged in, tap the Financial Aid tile
3. Select My FA Disbursements from the menu
4. Select BankMobile- First Time Setup to select your refund preference.


Scholarships: 

For scholarship information and to apply for scholarships, visit the scholarship webpage.   For information about your scholarship, general scholarship advising, or to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment contact Beverly Bui at (925) 473-7349 or email bbui@losmedanos.edu

IMPORTANT
INFORMATION

Summer 2022 Emergency Grant Application - Now Open

Financial Aid Lab -  Zoom Virtual Drop-In Hours

At the lab you can receive assistance applying for financial aid! 
SUMMER 2022

May 30 - Aug 5, 2022
Drop-In Zoom hours will be:

Tuesday:  5 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday  8:30 am - 10:30 am 

2022-2023 FAFSA - Apply now for the 2022-23 Academic Year 

Videos:

Completing the FAFSA via the Mobile App

How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID)

 How to Fill Out the FAFSA

For more information, visit Federal Student Aid.

STUDENT CONNECTIONS

Student Loan Payment Pause Extended through August 31, 2022.

Los Medanos College has partnered with Student Connections to help you understand your loan repayment commitments and to address any issues you encounter.   

Learn more!

 

FEDERAL WORK STUDY

The FWS program offers on-campus part-time employment to qualified students. The average annual award is $5,000!  For more information, visit Types of Aid, and select Federal Work Study and Student Employment. 

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  • How do I apply for financial aid?
    Students can apply for a  variety of financial aid assistance by completing a financial aid application. Students only need to complete one of the applications based on the following eligibility requirements: 
    You are eligible to complete the FAFSA if you are: You are eligible to complete the CADAA if you are:
    • US Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Eligible non-citizen
    • T Visa holder

     

    FAFSA

    • Undocumented
    • Have a valid or expired DACA
    • A U Visa holder
    • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    • Meet the non-resident exemption requirements under AB540

    CADAA

     

  • Steps To Applying 
    Step 1: Apply (Beginning in October 1st). Complete and submit the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application and verified Cal Grant GPA. Step 2: Check 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. After you receive your award letter, a financial aid disbursement will be processed on the next scheduled disbursement date.

     

  • Important Deadlines

    SUMMER 2022

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

    *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.

    Financial Aid Appeals (Maximum Time Frame and Academic/Progress Suspension) July 25, 2022

    SAP Online Quiz

    July 25, 2022

    CA College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) 2021-2022


    CA College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) 2022-2023

    June 30, 2022

    June 30, 2023

    FAFSA Application 2021-2022



    FAFSA Application 2022-2023

    June 30, 2022

    June 30, 2023

     

     

    2021-2022 Financial Aid Documentation

    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) on your 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 (Sept. 3, 2022). Applicants who fail to provide documentation within the specified time period will not be packaged or awarded aid.

    2022-2023 Financial Aid Documentation

    2022-2023 Financial Aid Payment Calendar - Document Deadline: Aug. 25, 2023

     

     

  • Workshops & Events
  • How do I receive my funds?

     

    To receive your funds, all financial aid recipients MUST select a refund preference through our disbursement provider, BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. For more information about BankMobile Disbursements, visit this link:  BankMobile Disbursements

    Follow these steps to select your refund preference to receive your funds:

    • Log in to m.4cd.edu
    • Once logged in, tap the Financial Aid tile
    • Select My FA Disbursements from the menu
    • Select BankMobile-First Time Setup to choose your disbursement method

     

  • Important U.S. Department of Education Updates due to COVID-19

    Changes to Your Family's Financial Situation

    Has your family's financial situation changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (ex: if you've lost a job or experienced a drop in income)?  You may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Discuss your current financial situation with a financial aid advisor today. Financial Aid Advisors

    Attention Federal student loan borrowers! Federal student loan financial relief is available from U.S. Department of Education due to COVID-19. Visit StudentAid.gov/coronavirus for more information.