Financial Aid

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  • 2024 - 2025 Better FAFSA, Better CADAA!

    2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA Open Now!

    Both the 2024-2025 FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are open. If you plan to attend college in the Summer 2024, Fall 2024, or Spring 2025 semester, the applications are open, and students can begin applying for the 2024-2025 academic year. To maximize your award package, complete your application by the state priority deadline, April 2, 2024.  

    Which application should I submit?

    Complete the FAFSA if you are:

    • U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen

     

    Complete the CADAA if you:

    • Do not have a social security number
    • Have TPS Status
    • Have U-Visa
    Important News:
    The Federal Student Aid announced they will send 2024-2025 FAFSA data to schools in mid-March. Due to this delay, the LMC Financial Aid Office cannot confirm we have received your FAFSA until April 2024. We will send out email communications to your InSite email once we have received your FAFSA.

     

    Summary of FAFSA Changes
    • Students can add up to 20 colleges.
    • Reduction in the number of questions on the form from 108 to 46 questions.
    •  All students and contributors must create an FSA account, known as an FSA ID, to complete and sign the online 2024-2025 FAFSA.
    •  All students and all contributors, whether they file a US tax return, must provide consent and approval (check a box ) that grants the IRS permission to transfer any data they have directly into the FAFSA form.  If a contributor does not grant permission, the student will not be eligible for federal student aid.   
    • Family size will be based on the number of tax exemptions claimed on the tax form(s) transferred into the FAFSA. If the family size has changed since filing the 2022 tax forms, a family size question will allow for reporting the updated family size.
    • The formula used to determine financial aid eligibility is changing. An estimated 610,000 new students will be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. 
    • Beginning with the 2024-2025 FAFSA form, each contributor will be able to create a StudentAid.gov account even if they don’t have a social security number (SSN). 

     How to create a Studentaid.gov account if your contributor does not have a social security number (video).


    Do you need help completing your 2024-2025 FAFSA or CADAA application?

    The LMC Office of Financial Aid Offers in-person financial aid lab assistance to assist students in applying for financial aid.

    Application Help – In-Person Lab Hours
    2024-2025 Financial Aid Timeline
    Date Item
    December 2023
    The 2024-2025 FAFSA and CADAA became available.
    January 2024 – May 2024 The LMC Financial Aid Office will be providing hands-on-help to assist students with completing the FAFSA or CADAA.
    Mid March – April The LMC Financial Aid Office will begin receiving FAFSA and CADAA applications.
    Late Spring 2024 – Summer 2024 The LMC Financial Aid Office will begin notifying students of their financial aid status via student email. 
  • Student Account Charges

    Starting with 2023-2024, financial aid funds (excluding EOPS and some scholarships) will be applied toward your current student account charges. Remaining financial aid balances after your charges have been paid, if any, will be refunded to you based on your BankMobile disbursement preference. To review your student account charges/payments, log onto InSite, click the Payment tile, then Account Activity.

  • Student Loan Repayment

    Student loan interest will resume starting on September 1, 2023, and payments will be due starting in October.  The U.S. Department of Education and your loan servicer(s) will communicate with your regularly before and after your payments resume to keep you informed and provide support. 

    Student Connections:  We've teamed up with Student Connections to help you with your student loans.   This service is completely free for you get. Get in touch with Student Connections to:

    • Find your loan balance and monthly payment amount
    • Explore options to reduce or delay your payments
    • Request an in-school deferment to postpone payments

    Visit Student Connections or talk to a borrower advocate for free at (866)311-94509

     

    • What do I need to do?
      1. Update your contact information on StudentAid.gov
      2. Update your contact info on your servicer's website. Log in to find your servicer
      3. Explore affordable repayment plans - compare repayment plans with Loan Simulator
      4. Enroll (or reenroll) in autopay on your servicer's website.
      5. Check if you qualify for a type of targeted loan forgiveness

       

      Visit, Preparing for Payments to Resume, to look at all the resouces available to support borrowers in difficult situations. 

       

      Get Student Loan Help Now

    • Student Connections

      Our school has teamed up with Student Connections to help
      you with your student loans!

      Student Connections helps students manage their federal
      student loans. This service is completely free for you.

      Contact Student Connections to:

      • Find your loan balance and monthly payment amount
      • Discuss available repayment plans
      • Explore options to reduce or delay your payments

      Get FREE Help For Your Student Loans

    • Student Loan Repayment in Five Easy Steps
    • List of Loan Servicers
      Loan Servicer Contact
      Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc 1-800-236-4300
      Edfinancial 1-855-337-6884
      MOHELA 1-888-866-4352
      Aidvantage 1-800-722-1300
      NelNet 1-888-486-4722
      OSLA Servicing 1-866-264-9762
      ECSI 1-866-313-3797
      Default Resolution Group 1-800-621-3115 (TTY: 1-877-825-9923 for the deaf or hard of hearing)
    • Beware of Scams

       
      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 their loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone. 

      The U.S. Department of Education emails to borrowers come from noreply@studentaid.gov, noreply@debtrelief.studentaid.gov, or ed.gov@public.govdelivery.com. You can report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357 or by visiting reportfraud.ftc.gov. 

      Learn how to avoid student aid scams. 

     

     

  • Higher Education Legal Services

    Free immigration legal services and case support for students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses statewide or virtually.

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  • Affordable Connectivity Program

    The Affordable Connectivity Program seeks to ensure all eligible households have access to high-quality home internet at a low monthly cost.

    As a Pell Grant recipient, you can save on high-speed Internet with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This federally funded program allows Pell recipients to save $30 per month on home internet and a $100 one-time discount for a computer or tablet.

    Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes. For more information and to apply, click below:

    The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Checklist

     

    Affordable Connectivity Program

  • Federal Work Study

    The FWS program offers on-campus part-time employment to qualified students. The average annual award is $4,500 !  For more information, visit Types of Aid, and select Federal Work Study and Student Employment or email, LMCWorkStudy@email.4cd.edu.

  • Constitution Day

    Celebrating Constitution Day – September 17

     

    Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

    All institutions receiving federal funding, including funding through the U.S. Department of Education, are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year (or in the preceding or following week if the date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday).

     

    Monday, September 18, 2023:

    • 10 am - 1 pm
    • Pittsburg Campus
    • Outdoor Quad

    Register to Vote, Play Games, and Win Prizes

     

    Websites Dedicated to Constitution Day: 

     

    Constitution Day Check List: 

    For more information visit the LMC Library.