Facts & Resources
Financial Aid Office Hours for spring 2016
|Monday||8 am - 4 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 4 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 6 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 6 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 12 pm|
Financial Aid Rep in the Library
9am - 10:30pm
12:30pm - 2pm
|Tuesday||11:30am - 1pm|
8am - 12pm
4pm - 6pm
11:30am - 1pm
4:00pm - 6:30pm
|Friday||9am - 2pm|
Financial Aid Office
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Financial Aid Email:
Financial Aid Office Phone #: 818-719-6428FAX: 818-704-8221
Federal School Code: 001226
Veterans Services Email:
Veterans Phone #: 818-710-3316 ext 3316
Guardian Scholars Email:
Financial Aid Process
In order for a student to be eligible for financial aid, the student must meet all general eligibility requirements. Click HERE for details on all general eligibility requirements.
If a student does not meet any of the general eligibility requirements, the student may make an appointment with a Financial Aid staff to discuss how to resolve any eligibility issues.
Financial Aid timeline
To apply for federal and state financial aid programs, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA must be completed annually. The best time to submit the FAFSA is between January 1st and March 2nd prior to the start of the academic year (Fall semester). We recommend that you follow the key dates and timeline in the process as listed below:
|January 1 - March 2||FAFSA priority application period
|March 2||Deadline to apply for the Cal Grant Program|
|May 1||Priority deadline to submit required documentation to the Financial Aid Office|
|September 2||Extended competitive Cal Grant deadline for CA community college students|
If you submit your FAFSA outside the priority application period between January 1st and March 2nd, you may not be able to take advantage of other financial aid funds that are limited in funding.
What Happens after completing the FAFSA
Once you have submitted your FAFSA, you will receive your results (known as the Student Aid Report) from the Federal Processor via email or postal mail. If you listed Pierce College (001226) on your FAFSA, we will also receive a copy of your application from the Federal Processor. We will conduct a review of your FAFSA information. We will then initiate communication to you via email regarding our review of your FAFSA information and provide next steps if necessary. Please note that we will use the LACCD assigned email if you have been assigned one during your admissions application at Pierce College; otherwise, we will use the email that you provided on your FAFSA.
Once you have registered for classes (at least one unit at Pierce College) for the semester you are applying for financial aid, a myLACCDcard will be mailed to you. The myLACCDcard is the key to choosing your refund preference (how you wish to receive financial aid funds if you are eligible). To learn more about the myLACCDcard, log on to https://mylaccdcard.higheroneaccount.com/. It is important that you review and update your mailing address on file with Admissions & Records Office in order for your myLACCDcard to be delivered to the correct address.
If you listed other colleges within the LACCD other than Pierce College on your FAFSA, you must select a "financial aid processing school" on the Student Information System. The "financial aid processing school" is the college that will process your financial aid refund (disbursement of financial aid funds). Click HERE to view the steps on how to select your "financial aid processing school." This process takes about 3 business days.
After your selection of the "financial aid processing school" is completed, you may log back in to the Student Information System to view document(s) required to complete your financial aid file. Additional documents required by the Financial Aid Office can be supplied your through the Student Information System (SIS) online and/or by directly submitting your documentation to the Financial Aid Office in person, or fax or postal mail. Students should submit all required information and/or documentation by the May 1st priority deadline to be considered for funding during the first week of fall semester assuming all eligibility requirements are met. Submission of required documentation after the May 1st priority deadline will cause delay processing of your financial aid file.
If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, you may be required to complete the verification process on-line through the Student Information System. You may also be required to submit copies of your (and your parents, if required) IRS Tax Transcript, as new regulations no longer allow the submission of copies of federal tax returns as acceptable documentation to complete the verification process. To request your IRS Tax Transcript, log in to www.irs.gov. If you (and your parents) did not use the IRS Data Retrieval process when you submitted your FAFSA, you may now do so (assuming you and your parents submitted your tax return to IRS) by accessing your FAFSA.
Once all required documentation has been submitted, we will conduct a thorough review of your file for discrepancies. Please note that if you have not yet selected your "financial aid processing school" your financial aid file will not be reviewed and processed.
If you meet all financial aid eligibility requirements, we will finish processing your financial aid application. You will then receive notification via email to view your award through the Student Information System.
Refunds/Disbursements will occur during the first week of fall semester assuming all eligibility requirements are met such as satisfactory academic progress and verification of enrollment. Otherwise, we continue to make disbursements throughout the semester on a regularly scheduled basis. Please note: it is your responsibility to read policies to continue your financial aid eligibility on the Award Guide.