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. 

The  purpose of Financial Aid is to assist students with resources to enable them to attend college. Our college offers several types of financial aid through federal and state grants, fee waivers, loans, and federal work-study.  Financial aid funds are provided to assist with all costs associated with attending college, including tuition, books and supplies, child care, transportation and other personal and living expenses.

A students first step to determining their financial aid eligibility is to apply for financial aid.  Read on for information on how to apply.


Spring 2020 Hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Opening day: Jan. 24 Open 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Super Saturday:  Jan. 25 Open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Pittsburg campus only)

  • 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.


    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 2019 - July 2020



    If your planning on attending.....

    Aug 2020 - July 2021

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

    SPRING 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) April 13, 2020

    SAP Online Quiz

    April 13, 2020

    CA Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

    June 30, 2020

    FAFSA Application 2019-2020

    June 30, 2020

    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.



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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.
    • PAPER CHECK DELIVERED BY USPS – A check is mailed the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school, provided receipt is within daily cutoff times.  Typically, it takes 5 – 7 business days for the check to arrive, depending on USPS First-Class® delivery timeframes.

    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