Financial Aid & Scholarships

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Need help paying for college? Let us help. There are numerous options to assist students and families with college expenses. Most start with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for all federal financial aid programs, some state programs and all LCCC scholarships and grant programs. FAFSA information is also used by some external scholarship and grant agencies to determine eligibility. Students may file on FAFSA's website and include the LCCC school code of 009259.

Need help? Stop by and see a staff member in the Student Services Building during regular business hours.

What is financial aid?

Financial aid is any funding used by students to assist with college related expenses. The types include:

Grants

  • Gift (free) money available to students on financial information provided on the FAFSA. Available from federal, state and LCCC. 

Scholarships

  • Gift (free) money available to students based on skills or interests. Available from state, LCCC and outside agencies.  Some scholarships require a FAFSA.

Employee Benefits

  • Gift (free) money available to employees or their eligible spouse/dependents. Available from the employer.

Tuition Waivers

  • Gift (free) money available to students based on affiliation with employers, group or organizations. 

Work Study

  • Earnings from work in federal subsidized positions on-campus. A FAFSA is required.

Student and Parent Loans

  • Low, fixed interest rate student and parent loans guaranteed by the federal government. Loans require repayment however, terms include forgiveness for students in certain careers. Paid interest is tax deductible. A FAFSA is required.

Private Loans

  • Available from private lenders, banks and credit unions to assist with educational expenses not covered by other financial aid. Interest rates and terms vary by lender. Often require co-signer for student. Not eligible for government forgiveness provisions or other terms. Students and parents strongly advised to carefully read and review terms before accepting.  

What's Available at LCCC