Facts & Resources
Financial Aid Office Hours for fall 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
Fall 2016 hours
8 am - 4:30 pm
|Tuesday||9 am - 1 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 6:30 pm|
2 pm - 6 pm
|Friday||9 am - 3:30 pm|
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:
Applying for financial aid
To apply for financial aid, visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website and complete the online application process. Pierce College Federal School Code is 001226. We will receive your application electronically from the federal processor. You will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office notifying you of next steps. Depending on the information on your Student Aid Report, you may be required to submit additional documentation to complete your file.
If you need assistance in completing the FAFSA, click HERE to learn the 7 easy steps to the FAFSA.
Communication with the Financial Aid Office
Our primary method of communication to students is through the LACCD assigned email account. Please check your LACCD email on a regular basis by logging into the LACCD Student Information System (SIS). To learn more about the LACCD assigned email, click HERE.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is required to conduct satisfactory academic progress review of all students who apply for and receive financial aid. Click HERE to read and learn the satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements.
Return to Title IV Policy
Students who receive federal financial aid and then withdraw from ALL approved classes at their financial aid processing school may have to repay some or all of the federal funds they receive. Please click HERE for additional information regarding the Return to Title IV policy.
Financial Aid Refunds (Disbursements)
Disbursement dates and deadlines are determined by Federal, State, District and/or institutional regulations and policies. Students who are new to the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will receive information by mail regarding the process to select their refund/disbursement preference. Students have two choices: have their refunds routed to a currently-open bank account, or open an account through Bank Mobile Vibe (formerly known as Higher One). Students who open a Bank Mobile Vibe account will receive a myLACCDcard debit card and information on how to activate your card and account. Therefore, it is critical that students update their mailing address on file with the Admissions & Records Office to ensure receipt of their card.
AB540 students who receive Cal Grants will receive their financial aid refund/disbursements by paper check.
Students receiving a refund/disbursement from a federal student loan have the right to cancel their loan disbursement. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details on loan disbursement cancellation.
Disbursements will be adjusted if enrollment is less than full-time. Supplemental disbursements occur throughout the academic year. If your enrollment status has increased and you are due an additional disbursement, it will be deposited to your account. Disbursements will be adjusted if enrollment increases or decreases. Payment for late-starting classes cannot be issued until the class begins. After the second disbursement date of each semester, no further award adjustments can be made based on late enrollment. (Exception: Short-term classes that start after the second disbursement date and winter classes.)*
Students are encouraged to logon to the Student Information System (SIS) at http://bit.ly/LACCDSIS to view their financial aid refund information. Please note that students with an approved Financial Aid Extension Petition must be enrolled in approved units to be eligible for financial aid refund.
*Courses taken during the winter session are defined as short-term courses. Student must complete the short-term courses that start after the second disbursement date to be eligible for disbursement.
Additional Important Disbursement Information
Any outstanding institutional debt will be deducted from your financial aid disbursement.
If you have not authorized the LACCD to automatically deduct any outstanding balances (institutional debts) from any funds that you will be receiving, college services may be withheld. This includes disbursement of financial aid funds.
If you have not selected your disbursement preference, disbursement of funds will be delayed.
The District retains the right to reverse your disbursement from your Bank Mobile Vibe account (assuming you activate your myLACCDcard for use) if you never attend class(es) or found to be ineligible for your disbursement.
You may NOT receive financial aid for remedial coursework beyond their initial 30 attempted remedial units.
In accordance with federal refunds and repayment regulations, if you completely withdraw from all of your classes after receiving your financial aid you may be required to repay all or a portion of the financial aid you received. Failure to repay these funds will result in the loss of future financial aid at any institution.
If you audit a class, you are NOT eligible to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver or any other financial aid for this course. You are solely responsible for the payment of fees associated with audited classes.
It is the student's responsibility to drop classes (including zero-unit classes such as tutoring or workshops).