Facts & Resources
Office Hours Fall 2017
|Monday||8am - 4pm|
|Tuesday||8am - 4pm|
|Thursday||8am - 6pm|
Financial Aid Rep. at the Library for summer 2018
|Tuesday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||12:00pm - 6:00pm|
Financial Aid Office
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
(818) 704-8221 Fax
Applying for financial aid
To apply for federal student financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Los Angeles Pierce College Federal School Code is 001226. The FAFSA is available on October 1 at no cost to students. You will be considered for Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Loans and other state financial aid programs such as Cal Grants, Fee Waiver, Full-time Student Success Grant, California College Completion Grant as well as other scholarships.
The 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA will provide you with guidance on how to complete the FAFSA.
Students who are determined as AB540 may complete the California Dream Application. The CA Dream Act Application is available on October 1 at no cost to students.
Communication with the Financial Aid Office
The 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 student portal.
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. Read the Award Guide for details of the LACCD Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
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. Read the Award Guide for additional information regarding the Return to Title IV policy.
Financial Aid Refunds
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 preference. Students have two choices: have their refunds routed to a currently-open bank account, or open an account through Bank Mobile Vibe. 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 and other state financial aid programs will receive their financial aid refund by paper check.
Students receiving a refund 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 LACCD student portal to view their financial aid award 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 student's financial aid refunds.
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, financial aid refunds may be delayed.
The District retains the right to reverse your financial aid refund 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 financial aid.
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).