All students enrolled in for-credit courses will receive a grant from LCC ranging from $250 to $1,000. This is an automatic process by the college, and there is no application process or anything else you need to do. It is a grant – not a loan – so it does not need to be repaid.
The exact amount you will receive depends on your financial aid eligibility and your fall enrollment as of Sept. 3. Please see the chart below to determine your likely grant amount.
Dollar amounts by enrollment status and Pell eligibility
|Pell-eligible students||Not Pell-eligible students|
|Full-time (12+ credits)||$1,000||$750|
|3/4-time (9-11 credits)||$750||$500|
|1/2-time (6-8 credits)||$750||$500|
|Fewer than 6 credits||$500||$250|
Pell eligibility is based on the "Expected Family Contribution" (EFC) provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with an EFC of $5,846 or less have a potential for a federal Pell Grant award. Access your Student Aid Report on the FAFSA website to determine your EFC. You can verify that you will receive a grant from LCC by logging into Banner Self-Service and clicking through the following:
- "Financial Aid"
- "Financial Aid Record"
- "Fall 2021 – Summer 2022 Aid Year"
- "Student Requirements"
Look for "HEERF Funding Fall" with a status of Pending. After the grant has been processed, the status will update to "Approved" and a message will be posted in the "Messages" tab.
The money for these grants comes from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which colleges use to assist students with educational costs or emergency costs related to COVID-19.
It will take several weeks for the college to process grants for all students. In the meantime, it is important to access Banner to check your refund preference (direct deposit, check in the mail, etc.) and ensure your mailing address is accurate so you can get your money in the method most convenient for you. The quickest way to receive a refund is by selecting a refund preference. To select your preference, access Banner, select "Student" and then "Student Finance/TouchNet."
This money will be granted to all students enrolled in at least one for-credit course. This includes full-time and part-time students, international students, permanent residents, refugees, asylum seekers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, and high school students enrolled in for-credit courses. It does not include Early College students or other high school students whose home school or other institution pays their tuition.
If you were enrolled at LCC last year, you might remember similar grant programs from the spring and summer. Students who received money before are still eligible for these new grants, as long as you were enrolled on Sept. 3.
We hope this news brightens your day and makes the fall semester just a little bit easier for you. If you have any questions about your Refund Preference, contact Student Finance as 517-483-1272, option 3 or Student_Finance@star.lcc.edu. If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 517-483-1200, option 1, or email@example.com.