Financial Aid

Assisting students in receiving a college education

Financial Aid & Scholarships         
Remote services only
Financial Aid & Scholarship advising, FAFSA and CA Dream Act assistance, help with filling out financial aid forms and completing outstanding items, view financial aid award package.  

Hours: 
Monday Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Note: The general phone line will close 30 minutes before close of business each day.

Financial Aid Virtual Drop-In by Zoom:
Monday 10am-3pm & Thursday 12pm-5pm.

Chatbot: available 24/7 
(925) 473-7525
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! 

How to Check Your Financial Aid Status in Self Service
 
Contact the Financial Aid Office: 


Turning in Documents: 

Effective October 5, 2020, you can now complete your financial aid forms and upload documents online via Dynamic Forms!  Dynamic Forms is a fast and secure way to complete your financial aid file!  
Instructions:  
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 Dynamic Forms to complete the document(s).  

  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:   

LMC partners with BankMobile Disbursement to deliver financial aid to students.  All financial aid recipients MUST select a refund preference. To select your refund 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 select your refund preference.
 
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

 

FOLLOW US ON:
  • 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 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.

    *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) November 2, 2020

    SAP Online Quiz

    November 2, 2020

    CA College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

    June 30, 2021

    FAFSA Application 2020-2021

    June 30, 2021

    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.

     

     

  • 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. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:  BankMobile

    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.