Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid. Our goal is to provide you with important information about financial aid at LDCC and give you the necessary resources to successfully apply for and receive federal aid. We hope these pages will simplify the process for you.

 

We are committed to providing programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. The Office of Financial Aid awards financial aid, tuition waivers and scholarships to eligible students through funds provided by the federal government, the State of Louisiana and scholarship donors.

 

 
 To Qualify For State And Federal Financial Aid
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.
School Code is 041301 for all LDCC campuses.

For more information click on "How To Apply".

 

You do not have to pay to submit or get help on your FAFSA. Federal Student Aid provides free help online or you can call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users (hearing impaired) can call 1-800-730-8913.               

 

 

SUMMER 2017 - Remember Summer 2017 is part of the 2016/2017 award year.

In order to receive pell grant for Summer 2017, you must have federal aid available. Once you have enrolled for all summer classes, summer federal aid will be posted to your LOLA account. Remember you must be meeting the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

In order to receive a federal direct student loan for Summer 2017, the renewal form or new loan request form will be posted to your LOLA. You must complete and submit to the Office of Financial Aid. Deadlines are listed on the forms.

 

What's NEW in 2017/2018?

  • Beginning with the 2017/2018 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017/2018 FAFSA, you (and your parent(s), if applicable) will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.

  • Will my 2015 income and tax information automatically be carried over to my 2017/2018 renewal? No; however, keep in mind that many people are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import their tax information into the FAFSA.

*Please Note: On March 31, 2017 the Department of Education and the IRS issued the following statement. "The Data Retrieval Tool will be down while protections are added to protect the security of users. The tool will be unavailable until security protection are added. Student and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA year, which starts on October 1, 2017."

  • Non-Tax Filers - If you, your spouse, and /or your parents reported on the FAFSA under income and "Tax Return Filed" one of the following a) will file, b) will not file or c) none, you will be required to submit IRS Form 4506T to the IRS requesting a 2015 IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter. You will attach the letter to your 17/18 Verification Worksheet, which will be posted on your LOLA.

  • College Students and Parents: What You Need To Know About The 2017/2018 FAFSA click here!

FALL 2017

Complete your 2017/2018 FAFSA TODAY! Priority deadline for Fall 2017 is May 15, 2017.

If you have not submitted your FAFSA and all required documents to the Office of Financial Aid by June 30, 2017, you will need to be prepared to either pay all charges in full out of pocket or utilize the payment plan to cover the cost of tuition and fees.

If you need assistance completing your 2017/2018 FAFSA, the Office of Financial Aid will assist students on a first come, first serve basis. Remember to bring your 2015 federal tax information.

 

Checkout the 12 Most Common FAFSA Mistakes click here!