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APPLY for Admission at Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC).
You must be accepted in a certificate and/or degree program before the Office of Financial Aid can determine your eligibility for financial aid. Confirm your Admissions status with the Admissions Office at the Knight Center at 318-345-9003.

COMPLETE and SUBMIT the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college. Many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov starting on October 1st every year. You have to submit a FAFSA every year you are in school in order to stay eligibility for federal student aid. You sign your application electronically using your federal student aid Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID). If you do not have a FSA ID, you can apply for one at the same time you complete you FAFSA. If you are dependent, your parent(s) should apply for a FSA ID also. Be sure to list LDCC’s school code – 041301 – on the application so LDCC can receive your results electronically. Transfer and continuing LDCC students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to receive federal financial aid.

NOTE:  An FSA ID gives you access to certain U.S. Department websites. Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member. To create your own personal FSA ID click here.

REVIEW your Student Aid Report (SAR) carefully.
Once your FAFSA application is processed you will receive an email from the Federal Processor with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). You should receive your SAR within three days to three weeks after you submit the FAFSA. Be sure to check over your SAR for any errors. If you have to make corrections, you can do so electronically. Be sure both you and your parent(s) re-sign the corrections electronically with your FSA IDs. If you do not receive the SAR within 2 weeks after you first submitted it online, contact the Federal Processor at 1-800-433-3243.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Your FAFSA is shared with the colleges and/or career schools you list on the application. The Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA from the Federal Processor we will use your information to figure out how much student federal aid you may receive. Once the Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA, which can be up to one to seven days, you will receive notification via your LDCC student email address to complete and submit tracking requirements.


Tracking Requirements, including Financial Aid Terms and Conditions
Monitor your may LOLA Self Service to view any documents required to complete your application. These documents must be submitted by the priority deadline to ensure the Office of Financial Aid will have enough time to process your request by the tuition and fee payment deadline. Allow a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for your aid application to be reviewed and processed.


Financial Aid Terms and Conditions
Acceptance of your financial aid award indicates that you agree to comply with the rules and regulations that govern the programs for federal aid as well as the policies of this institution. Your award is subject to change if corrections or revisions are made to the information you provided on your application for federal student aid.


ACCESSING FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION THROUGH LOLA
The award notification will direct you to LOLA (our student self-service area) at my.lctcs.edu. You can use LOLA to monitor your financial aid status; eligibility, tracking requirements, awards, etc...

How to Log into LOLA
Access LOLA at my.lctcs.edu or from the LDCC Homepage and click on the icon in the upper right hand corner. Enter your personal information - username and password. Once you have submitted an Admissions application and have been admitted to the college you will receive your username and password from the Admissions Office. If you have any questions please contact your campus LOLA Help Desk at support@lctcs.edu or call the Support Line at 855-227-8102.       

Important Financial Aid Priority Deadlines
 March 15
 Summer Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
 May 15
 Fall Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
 June 30
 Fall Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal
 November 15
 Spring Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
 November 30
 Spring Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal

Note: Priority Deadline means we will process your application and appeal before payment (tuition and fees) due date, if all requested documentation is submitted by the priority deadline.

If one of the above dates falls on a weekend, you have until the next business day to submit your documentation.