Types of Aid
Financial Aid Office
Student Services Building, 2nd fl.
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
(818) 704-8221 fax
The Financial Aid Virtual Lobby hours are:
- Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
- Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am to 6:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am to 12:00pm
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.
1. Before you apply for financial aid, determine your Eligibility
Review the minimum requirements to be considered for financial assistance.
2. 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.
3. How and When to Apply for financial aid
- Prior to applying online, visit the fsaid.ed.gov 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.
- 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. Students who have missed the priority date may still apply as funds may still be available. Students who want to apply for limited funding programs (such as Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants) are encouraged to complete the FAFSA between October 1st and March 2nd and need to submit and complete their financial aid file by May 1st priority funding deadline.
- Late applications will 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 mission of Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is to increase opportunities for students access to and success in higher education by helping students and their families seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources.
Additional Financial Aid Information
For comprehensive information on Financial Aid in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), view or download the 2019-2020 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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