It never hurts to apply for financial aid. You do not need to be accepted at LCSC to begin the financial aid process, but the Financial Aid Office will not be able to act on your application until we have been notified by the Office of Admission that you have been accepted as a degree seeking student. However, if you complete the FAFSA prior to being accepted, everything will be in place for us to review once your admission status is determined.
To apply for Financial Aid you will need to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The only form you will need to complete to apply for all types of Federal Financial Aid is the FAFSA. The FAFSA is completed on-line at https://studentaid.gov
The FAFSA cannot be submitted before January 1 of the academic year you are entering college. For LCSC to receive your FAFSA results, you will need to include LCSC’s school code: 001621.
There is no deadline for submitting the FAFSA, however LCSC has a March 1 Priority Deadline. The Priority Deadline is a date determined by LCSC on which the FAFSA must be received by the Central Processor in order to be considered for certain types of aid. Many of the Student Aid Programs other than the Pell Grant (e.g. work-study and supplemental grants) have limited funding available. Students who do not meet this deadline will not be considered for these awards. In order to meet the Priority Deadline, your application must be received by the Central Processor no later than March 1. In addition, students must be admitted to LCSC by this date for priority consideration.
Step 2: The Admission Process, make sure you’ve been admitted
Before the Financial Aid Office can review and award your financial aid file you must be admitted as a degree seeking student to LCSC. Make sure to complete the Application for Admission and submit all needed materials for acceptance. To be considered for priority awards, a student must also be admitted to LCSC by March 1. For more information on the Admission process contact the Office of Admission.
Step 3: Complete and submit any additional information required
You may be asked to provide additional information by the Financial Aid Office during the review process. Additional information must be received and verified by the LCSC Financial Aid Office before a student can be awarded. Additional information can include, but is not limited to: IRS Tax Return Transcripts, W-2s, or proof of citizenship.
Once these steps are completed the Financial Aid Office will then be able to determine your eligibility for financial aid. When ready, you will be notified that your Award Letter, which details the types and amounts of aid you are eligible to receive, can be printed from your Warriorweb account.
Your award may consist of any of four basic types of aid. Follow the links to learn more about each type of financial aid: