Financial Aid

Welcome to the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).

With nine community colleges serving the greater Los Angeles area, we are the largest community college district in California and one of the largest in the nation.

The Financial Aid staff is committed to providing you with the best financial aid package available to help you achieve your educational goals. They will assist you in applying for financial aid, including fee waivers, grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Please take the time to browse the site and get the information you need.

We are here to help your goals become a reality!

Best wishes,
The Central Financial Aid Unit

 

 

How to Apply - 2024-2025 Financial Aid Application 

The FAFSA Simplification Act was passed by Congress to streamline the financial aid process for students and families.  Among other key changes, the legislation significantly reduced the total number of questions students see when completing the 2024-25 FAFSA.  We have highlighted some notable differences from prior years.

Note: Although the rollout has been problematic, most issues have been resolved, so students should apply now if they have not already done so at studentaid.gov.

  • Students must invite “contributors” (e.g., parents or spouse) to complete their section of the FAFSA.
  • To invite contributors, students must know:
    • Their email address
    • The name used on their tax return (if they filed one)
    • Their Social Security number (SSN) (if they have one)
  • All contributors must have a FSA ID.
  • Mixed family status (e.g., contributors without SSNs) can now submit a FAFSA.
  • All contributors must give approval and consent (including non-filers) to pull IRS tax return information, or the FAFSA becomes invalid, and the student will not be eligible for federal aid.
  • All contributors must complete their section of the FAFSA before it can be submitted.
  • Students can now make corrections to their FAFSA Submission Summary.

You can see further changes and follow future updates online at our FAFSA Simplification Act page.

Contact your Financial Aid Department if you have questions.  To ensure student privacy, please be prepared to provide your student ID number to the Financial Aid representative.

Attention - Important Announcement!

2024-2025 Financial aid applications are now available online, so file your FAFSA now!

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is all new! And along with that, comes new terminology, which can be confusing. 

When completing the 2024-2025 application, please read the information requested carefully. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the financial aid staff at your college, who are there to help you. 

FAFSA and Dream Act Application workshops will also be available to assist with your application process. Please visit your college's Financial Aid Website regularly to obtain the latest information and/or workshop dates, times, and locations.

For more information on the 2024-2025 FAFSA application process, please go to our FAFSA Simplification Act page. For details regarding the 2024-2025 Dream Act application process, go to dream.csac.ca.gov . The U.S. Department of Education has created the 2024–25 FAFSA Issue Alerts page to address the issues relating to the 2024-2025 FAFSA application process.

Remember, all nine colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) are here to are here to assist you with your educational journey!

Scholarship Announcements

LACCD is pleased to announce the availability of a few scholarships. Please check your college's Financial Aid Hompage for more information.