Federal Student Aid (FSA) continues to warn borrowers about student loan scams. With so many recent efforts to create new programs that provide debt relief, even savvy borrowers might find it hard to tell the difference between a scam and legitimate forgiveness and relief efforts.
Beware of any source that is not directing you to FSA or your loan servicer.
The Financial Aid Office assists students with finding resources to finance their postsecondary education. Financial Aid resources are available through the federal government, state government, private organizations, and Lansing Community College. Students can contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 517-483-1200, option 1, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Loan Payments to Restart
All borrowers in the payment pause will start making payments in October 2023.
Students who have an outstanding loan balance will receive a notice to resume scheduled payments prior to their due date.
LCC has partnered with Student Connections to make sure every borrower gets up-to-date and accurate information about their federal student loans. Student Connections will provide support for borrowers throughout the student loan repayment process. Borrower Advocates can help answer any questions you have and determine what steps you need to take free of charge. Student Connections Borrower Advocates may be reached at (866) 311-9450. Follow these steps to get ready to resume payment:
- Get access to your student loan data on StudentAid.gov and your federal loan servicer’s website.
- Use your loan servicer’s website to answer some basic questions about how much you owe, your payment amount, and your due date.
- Keep yourself in the loop about ongoing efforts to supply debt relief and support to student loan borrowers.
- Prepare to start making payments.
Michigan Reconnect Program
Are you 25 years of age or older? You may qualify to only pay course fees and books or for reduced tuition at LCC through the MI Reconnect Program.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Process
To qualify for Financial Aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at StudentAid.gov using LCC’s school code: 002278.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now available. The 2023-2024 FAFSA is applicable for Fall 2023 - Summer 2024 and requires 2021 income information.
The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available sometime in December (a delay from the typical Oct.1 release date). The 2024-2025 FAFSA is applicable for Fall 2024 – Summer 2025 and requires 2022 income information. In the meantime:
- If the student completed a FAFSA form for 2023–2024, Log in to StudentAid.gov account to confirm that a current email address is listed. Students will receive an email regarding the exact date the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available once it has been announced.
- If the student didn’t submit a 2023–2024 FAFSA form, it is still important to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at StudentAid.gov account. Both student (and parents of dependent students) will need to have/create an account.
Please note: FAFSA information such as dependency status and/or income, may not be an accurate reflection of your current circumstances. After you file your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office may be able to adjustment information on your FAFSA, with the possibility of increasing your aid eligibility under the professional judgment process. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details.
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Ways to Cover Education Costs
There are four types of types of financial aid and we recommend that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA determines eligibility for need-based aid. The deadline for maximum consideration for the state is May 1; be sure to add LCC’s school code 002278.
Scholarship eligibility varies based on financial need, academic merit, field of study, talent, athletic participation, etc. Students can apply for scholarships at LCC, the State of Michigan, community organizations, and their employer. For the most part, these funds do not need to be repaid.
Loans are available through the federal government. Students also have the option of taking out loans from a private lender. These funds must be repaid.
Grants are funds to help cover educational costs and do not need to be repaid. These funds are offered by the federal government, state of Michigan, and LCC.
Federal Work-Study is a need-based federal program that provides students with employment opportunities, both on- and off-campus, to assist with educational expenses. Students must meet basic eligibility requirements to receive these funds.
Here you can find information on Basic Eligibility Requirements, Consortium Agreements, Enrollment Level Definitions and more.
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Having issues getting an IRS Tax Transcript or Verification of Non-Filling letter?
Financial Aid can now accept additional documentation to satisfy verification of FAFSA data. We are working on updating our system and processes to reflect these changes. If you are having issues getting your IRS Tax Transcript or Verification of Non-Filing letter, please contact us by phone or in the Star Zone to find out what alternative options you may have.
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The StarZone is home to many student service departments such as admissions, academic advising, financial aid, student finance, testing and more! Visit the Enrollment Support Specialists in the StarZone for help with admissions, class registration, general financial aid questions and more.