Financial Aid

Important News & Information


Check here for the latest news.


  • Student Loan Forgiveness

    The Department of Education (ED) recently announced several significant changes to the federal student loan program to help student loan borrowers transition back to regular payment as pandemic-related support expires.   Please click on the links below for more information:

    Student Debt Relief Plan 

    Fresh Start Fact Sheet 

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    Student Connections 

    How to Receive Student Loan Debt Relief

    How to Get a Refund for Payments Made Since March 2020

    Student Loan Forgiveness - What We Know as of Sept. 1

    Sign up for email and text alerts through your Federal Student Aid (FSA) account to be notified when the application is available (sometime in October).

    Los Medanos College has partnered with Student Connections to help you understand your loan repayment commitments and to address any issues you encounter.   

    Learn More

  • Golden State Education and Training Grant Program

    The Golden State Education and Training Grant Program (GSETGP) supports Californians who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 to reskill, up-skill, and access educational or training programs to get back into the workforce. 

    Grant Application

    Eligible applicants: 
    Were displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    Were not enrolled in a training program or institution of higher education at the time they were displaced from employment
    Have been unable to obtain employment that provides an average monthly wage that is equal to or greater than the average monthly wage received from their employment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
    Meet the income and asset criteria to be eligible for a Cal Grant A award (pursuant to subdivision (k) of California Education Code Section 69432.7)
    Are enrolled in a qualified education or training program, including at any California community college, California State University or University of California.

    Students with a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file will not need to provide financial information. Those without those financial aid applications on file will be required to complete a short, supplemental application form to verify financial eligibility for this program.

    What happens after I apply?
    The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will process the applications, and the Financial Aid Office will verify your enrollment to the Commission.
    If you are awarded a GSETG award, you will be contacted once SBCC receives your grant check from the California Student AId Commission.   
    Grants will be disbursed directly to the educational institution or training provider for disbursement to the applicant.

    If you have any questions regarding the program, please email GSETGP@CSAC.CA.GOV.

  • Higher Education Legal Services

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


  • 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

  • 2023-2024 Financial Aid Application Now Open

    Did you know your financial aid application must be renewed every year to be reconsidered for financial aid? These applications are now open for the 2023-2024 school year (links to apply/renew your FAFSA and CADAA ). We encourage all students to complete and submit their financial aid application by the March 2 deadline date.  Students who apply early may be considered for other campus based and state aid funding. 


    Completing the FAFSA via the Mobile App
    How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID)
    How to Fill Out the FAFSA
    For more information, visit Federal Student Aid.

  • Federal Work Study

    The FWS program offers on-campus part-time employment to qualified students. The average annual award is $5,000!  For more information, visit Types of Aid, and select Federal Work Study and Student Employment. 

  • 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).


    Websites Dedicated to Constitution Day: 


    Constitution Day Check List: 

    For more information visit the LMC Library.