Financial Aid

Assisting students in receiving a college education

Financial Aid & Scholarships 

 
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and increased health and safety measures, we are offering remote financial aid and scholarship services to students.  Financial aid advising is available via Zoom, phone, and our chat bot, Penny. 

Financial aid staff are working diligently to process applications and forms and award students’ grants and scholarships in a timely manner during the campus closure. 
   
Here are some tips to assist you with the financial aid process. 
 
Apply for Financial Aid: 

Students may apply for a variety of financial assistance using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act applications.  Our LMC school code is 010340. If  you require assistance in applying for financial aid, please contact your financial aid advisor to schedule a phone or Zoom appointment.  
 
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! 
 
Contact the Financial Aid Office: 

 Our FALL Phone hours beginning August 17, 2020 will be as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am – 5: 30pm  
  • Friday -  CLOSED

You can reach the Office of Financial Aid by phone at (925) 473-7525 and/or email at finaidoffice@losmedanos.edu.   
  
Turning in Documents: 

Submission of financial aid documents can be directed to our campus email at finaidoffice@losmedanos.edu. Please make sure to email us using your student Insite email and include your 7 digit student ID# in all communications.   Learn how to scan and email documents without a scanner.  
 You may also fax documents to (925) 473-1651. 


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.  

 Disbursements:   

Financial aid payments are made through Bankmobile Disbursements.  All financial aid recipients MUST select a payment preference. To select your payment preference, complete the following:  

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 choose your disbursement       method
 
Financial Aid Disbursement Process: 

All financial 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 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.   
 
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 Tammy Oranje at (925) 473-7518 or email toranje@losmedanos.edu

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Financial aid disbursements are still being processed and sent to students.
  • Browse some of our helpful videos 
  • You may also chat with Penny, our chatbot to get general questions answered.
  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    Students apply online for financial aid through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) OR the California Dream Act.

    FAFSA:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

    Apply for the FAFSA if you are?

    • US Citizens
    • Permanent Resident (green card holders)
    • Eligible non-citizen (refugees, asylum, etc)

     

     CA Dream Act: 

    Apply for the CA Dream Act if you are?

    • An undocumented student who meets AB540 residency requirements
    • Students with OR without DACA
    • Students with U-visas (victims of crimes)
    • Student with TPS status (temporary protected status)

     

    For more information on the California Dream Act, visit:

    CA Dream Act

     

  • Which FAFSA Do I Complete?

    If you attend college between.....

    Aug 2020 - July 2021

     

     

    If your planning on attending.....

    Aug 2021 - July 2022

  • Steps To Applying 
    Applying for Financial Aid Check Insite Portal Missing Documents
    Submit Forms View Award Letter Check Disbursment Schedule
  • Important Deadlines

    FALL 2020


    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.

    *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) November 2, 2020

    SAP Online Quiz

    November 2, 2020

    CA Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

    June 30, 2021

    FAFSA Application 2020-2021

    June 30, 2021

    2019-2020 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. 4, 2020). Applicants who fail to provide documentation within the specified time period will not be packaged or awarded aid.

    2020-2021 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, 2021). Applicants who fail to provide documentation within the specified time period will not be packaged or awarded aid.

     

     

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  • How do I receive my funds? BankMobile

     

    Los Medanos College has partnered with the disbursement provider, BankMobile Disbursements, to deliver financial aid to students beginning. Through the BankMobile disbursements/refund program you will have the following options for receiving your financial aid:

    • DEPOSIT TO AN EXISTING ACCOUNT – Money is transferred to an existing account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.  Typically, it takes 1 – 2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.
    • DEPOSIT TO A BANKMOBILE VIBE ACCOUNT – If you open a BankMobile Vibe checking account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.

     

    All students MUST select a refund delivery preference from the options listed above.

    To select a refund delivery preference, complete the following:

    1. Sign onto your Insite Portal.
    2. Select the Financial Aid tile
    3. Then "My FA Disbursements"
    4. Select "BankMobile- First Time Setup"


    For more information about BankMobile, visit:

    BanKMobile Disbursements

    View our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank