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Financial Aid

For assistance on the services listed below visit the Welcome Center or Virtual Center to speak with a financial aid representative.

  1. Financial aid appeals due to disqualification
  2. Student Employment Services (Federal Work-Study)
  3. Financial aid overpayment
  4. Petitions (special circumstances)

For hours visit LAPC Welcome Center.

To learn about upcoming financial aid events visit Financial Aid Workshops

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, employment and loans. Financial aid funds makes it possible for students to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their family cannot meet the full cost of the college they choose to attend.

Getting Started

Before you apply for financial aid, determine your Eligibility

Review the minimum requirements to be considered for financial assistance.

Understand the different types of aid available

Scholarships are gift-aid awarded on the basis of merit, academic excellence, and in some cases, additional criteria such as study in a particular major, leadership, or financial need. Go to the Los Angeles Pierce College Financial Aid Office Scholarship Opportunities web page.

Grants are gift-aid, which do not have to be repaid.

Loans (self-help aid) are funds which must be repaid.

How and When to Apply for financial aid

  • Prior to applying online, visit the to obtain a Federal Student Aid ID so that you may electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) may also apply for the FSA ID. If you and/or your parent does not have a FSA ID for an electronic signature, be sure to print and mail the signature page when you transmit your FAFSA.
    What is the FAFSA Video Link
  • Both the FAFSA and the California Dream Act applications open October 1st of each year. To receive full consideration for Los Angeles Pierce College awards, you must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA by the March 2nd priority application deadline. The Los Angeles Pierce College Federal School Code is 001226.
    • The priority application deadline is established to encourage early application for financial aid and limited funded programs such as Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).
  • Students who apply after the March 2nd priority application deadline may only be considered for the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Stafford Loans. Please note that applying for financial aid late may cause delay in funding.

Financial Aid Office Mission

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) exists to provide the best options available for students and families to finance their college education. Through continuous assessment of its performance, OFA is dedicated to providing first rate customer service, functional technology, support for enrollment management, and the prompt delivery of financial assistance to help students in financing their education.

Additional Financial Aid Information

For comprehensive information on Financial Aid in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), view or download the Los Angeles Community College District Your Helping Hand to Understanding Financial Aid brochure, available as an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

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