Minimize your student debt through some of the lowest tuition rates in the state. Our expert Financial Aid staff help you navigate the complex aid processes and find ways to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and housing.
LCC received funding from the federal government's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency cash grants to students. Eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus services due to LCC moving to a remote environment are invited to apply for this funding.
To apply, you must complete, or have completed within the past year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and fill out the LCC CARES Application.
LCC began distributing funds on May 20 and will continue until the funds are exhausted; so apply today!
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Process
To qualify for Financial Aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov using LCC’s school code: 002278.
2019-2020 and 2020-2021 FAFSA now available!
If you plan on attending Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and/or Summer 2020 semester, the 2019-2020 FAFSA is now available. Please be aware you will need to provide 2017 income information.
If you plan on attending Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and/or Summer 2021, you may file the 2020-2021 FAFSA, available now. This FAFSA aid year will request 2018 income information.
CARES Act FAQs
What is the CARES Act?
The federal government's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security (CARES) Act is a more than $2 trillion economic relief package signed into law on March 27, 2020. It provides funding for individuals, small businesses, state and local governments, and more.
One component of the CARES Act is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which provides funding to colleges and universities across the country. Half of each school's funding must go directly to students.
Who is eligible for CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds?
To receive funds, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or have completed it within the past year, and meet the eligibility requirements to participate in federal aid programs. In addition, you must be enrolled in a program seeking a degree or certification. Finally, you cannot be an international, DACA, Early College, dual-enrolled or non-credit student.
When will CARES Act money be distributed?
LCC began distributing funds May 20 and will continue until the funds are exhausted, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
How do I apply?
How much funding will I get?
LCC will determine the amount to award based on the financial hardship the student is experiencing from the disruption of campus operations from COVID-19. Students are able to apply for assistance with the following:
- Internet access
- Course materials (books, supplies, paper, printer cartridges, etc.)
Students may apply for both spring and summer semester, if registered for both; however, the maximum award amount is $1300 per student during the 2019-20 Academic Year (Spring 2020 and Summer 2020).
Unfortunately, since LCC does not provide housing to students, any housing insecurity is not directly related to our suspension of campus operations and funding cannot be provided to assist with rent. We encourage you to contact our Academic Success Coaching team, who can help connect you with community resources.
How will I receive the funding if my application is approved?
If you are approved to receive these funds, you will be notified via your LCC email and the funds will be sent directly to you according to your refund preference, which is the quickest way to receive the funds. If a refund preference has not been selected, a check will be sent to your mailing address listed in Banner Self-Service. Please ensure your refund preference and/or address are up-to-date by logging into Banner.
Does any funding I receive from the CARES Act have to be repaid?
No. The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is a grant. It is not a loan.
What emergency relief is available for international, undocumented, dual-enrollment, or other students ineligible for CARES Act funds?
Please contact our Academic Success Coaching team. We will attempt to help you in any way we can.
Will receiving a CARES Act grant mess up the financial aid I am already receiving?
The CARES funds will NOT impact any financial aid that you have received or will receive. The CARES funds are to help students experiencing financial hardship with expenses due to the college moving to an online environment (see “How Much Funding Will I Get?”).
Do I make too much money to qualify for a CARES Act grant?
Income is not a factor in determining if you qualify for CARES Funds.
How has LCC distributed this money so far?
Please review our June 5, 2020, CARES Act Emergency Aid to Students – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report.
Average annual full-time tuition for in-district students is just $4,100.Calculate Your Tuition
Financial Aid & Payments Calendar
All Day EventDeadline
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Day EventDeadline
Ways to Cover Education Costs
There are four types of types of financial aid and we recommend that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA determines eligibility for need-based aid. The deadline for maximum consideration for the state is March 1; be sure to add LCC’s school code 002278.
We offer scholarships and awards based on financial need, academic merit, field of study, talent and athletic participation. Scholarships are funded through community organizations, the LCC Foundation, and employers; these funds do not need to be repaid.
You can borrow money from the federal government or a private lender. These funds must be repaid.
We help you find government grants to based on your eligibility. LCC also offers grants help cover the costs of your education. These funds do not need to be repaid.
On- and off-campus employment opportunities allow you to earn the funds to help cover the costs of your educational expenses. As you work, you earn wages that may be used toward your school-related costs.
Here you can find information on Basic Eligibility Requirements, Consortium Agreements, Enrollment Level Definitions and more.
We're here to help!
Having issues getting an IRS Tax Transcript or Verification of Non-Filling letter?
Financial Aid can now accept additional documentation to satisfy verification of FAFSA data. We are working on updating our system and processes to reflect these changes. If you are having issues getting your IRS Tax Transcript or Verification of Non-Filing letter, please contact us by phone or in the Star Zone to find out what alternative options you may have.
Financial Aid Office Information
Find our contact information, office hours, location, staff and more here.Learn More
Contact the StarZone
Visit the StarZone to get help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising,
payment plans, placement testing, orientation and all other student services.