Financial Aid

Assisting students in receiving a college education

Do you need help applying for financial aid, submitting documents, signing up for bank mobile?  We can help! 

  Visit our Financial Aid Success Lab for help! 

Pell Grant Disbursements: Pell Grants are adjusted based on enrollment at time of disbursement for classes starting within 10 days of the Award Calculation Date.  

Student Account Charges:  Beginning with the 2023-2024 FAFSA, Financial aid funds (excluding EOPS and some scholarships) will be applied toward current student account charges. Remaining financial aid balances after charges have been paid, if any, will be refunded to the student according to the Disbursement Calendar below. To view student account charges/payments, log onto InSite, click the Payment tile, then Account Activity


FAFSA Simplification 2024-2025:  Due to the passing of the FAFSA Simplification Act enacted by Congress, Federal Student Aid is rolling out significant changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA in phases.   

2024-2025 Better FAFSA, Better CADAA Updates, Resources, and More 

Hours of operation

Financial Aid   

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm

(925) 473-7525


  • Getting Started

    Applying for the FAFSA or CADAA is a great way to see if you qualify for college funding!

    Click on the "How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?" tab for more details.

     Steps to take when applying for financial aid:
     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.

  • How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

    For in-depth information about the financial aid process, please visit our Types of Aid page.


    Do you need help applying for financial aid?  Visit the Financial Aid Success Lab for support in applying for financial aid, submitting documents, and other financial aid assistance.  Click "Contact Us" and select the "Financial Aid Success Lab" tab for dates and times.

    Students can apply for financial aid assistance by completing a financial aid application. Students only need to complete one of the applications annually based on the following eligibility requirements: 

    You are eligible to complete the FAFSA if you are a: You are eligible to complete the CADAA if you are:
    • US Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Eligible non-citizen
    • T Visa holder



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


    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 
    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

  • Important Deadlines

    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.

    Summer 2024 Financial Aid Appeals (Maximum Time Frame and Academic/Progress Suspension) July 22, 2024

    SAP Online Quiz

    July 22, 2024

    CA College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) 2023-2024

    June 30, 2024

    FAFSA Application 2023-2024

    June 30, 2024



    2023-2024 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 - August 23, 2024. (see below) Applicants who fail to provide documentation within the specified time period will not be packaged or awarded aid.

    2023-2024 Financial Aid Documentation
    Document Deadline: Aug. 23,  2024

    2023-2024 Financial Aid Payment Calendar



  • Financial Aid Success Lab

    At the Financial Aid Success Lab you can receive assistance with:  

    • Creating a FSA ID and Password
    • New FAFSA or FAFSA renewals
    • California Dream Act Application
    • Creating a BankMobile Disbursements Profile
    • Adding the LMC school code
    • Insite for Financial Aid 
    • SAP Appeals
    • Submitting financial aid documents

    Financial Aid Success Lab Hours 

    Please note, hours are subject to change based on staffing availability. 

    • Monday: 9 am -11 am
    • Tuesday: 2 pm - 4 pm 
    • Wednesday: 9 am - 11 am
    • Thursday: 2 pm - 4 pm

    You will need the items listed below to complete a 2024-2025 financial aid application:

    • 2021 Federal Tax Returns and W-2s
    • Your social security number (if you are a student completing a FAFSA)
    • Your parents' SSNs if you are a dependent student (if parent has SSN)
    • Your parents' date of birth if you are a dependent student
    • Your alien registration number (if applicable)


    You will need the following information to fill out a 23-24 FAFSA. Please bring the items and your photo ID with you into the lab. 

    Independent Students/Spouse:

    • Student’s Social Security Number or Alien Registration number if an eligible noncitizen (only required for
    • Student and/or spouse’s 2021 Tax Return (if applicable)
    • Student and/or spouse’s 2021 W2 Form(s) (if applicable)
    • Student and/or spouse’s 2021 documentation of other untaxed income (such as worker’s compensation,
      disability, etc., if applicable)
    • Student’s FSA ID and Password (only required for FAFSA)
    • Email address that can be easily accessed


    IF STUDENT IS DEPENDENT (under age 24, unmarried, does not support any dependents with their own

    • Parent’s Social Security Number(s) (Put all 0’s on application if parents do not have a SSN)
    • Parent’s Date(s) of Birth
    • Parent’s Date of marriage/separation/divorce/widowhood (if applicable)
    • Parent’s 2021 Tax Return (if applicable)
    • Parent’s 2021 W2 Form(s) (if applicable)
    • Parent’s 2021 documentation of other untaxed income (such as worker’s compensation, disability, etc., if
    • Parent’s FSA ID and Password 
    • Parent Email address that can be easily accessed


  • Financial Aid Disbursements and BankMobile Disbursements


    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.

    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
    • 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
    • It may ask you to enter the school name. Please type in "Contra Costa." 
  • Important U.S. Department of Education Updates (Loan Repayment) 

    Loan Repayment:  The student loan payment pause is ending. Student loan interest will resume September 1, 2023. Payments will be due in October 2023.

    Here are the actions you can take to prepare:

    1. Update your contact information with your loan servicer(s) and on
    2. Explore affordable payment options for payments as low as $0 a month and a path to forgiveness. Check out details of the new, most affordable repayment plan ever created, called the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan. Compare repayment plans with our Loan Simulator
    3. Enroll (or reenroll) in autopay on your servicer's website, which will ensure your payment is automatically processed every month so you don't miss a payment. Autopay is optional, but if you choose autopay, you'll save 0.25% on your interest rate. 
    4. Check if you qualify for a type of targeted loan forgiveness. We've approved more than 2 million borrowers for forgiveness in the last two years due to public service employment, disability, or college wrongdoing.

    Get Student Loan Help Now

    Beware of Scams: 

    You might be contacted by a company saying they will help you get loan discharge, forgiveness, cancellation, or debt relief for a fee. You never have to pay for help with your federal student aid. Make sure you work only with the U.S. Department of Education and our loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone. 




  • Scholarships

    For Scholarship information, please visit the scholarship webpage.