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The folowing information will detail the deadlines for financial aid processes and programs:

Pell Grant Deadlines

For Pell Grants, a valid electronically processed FAFSA must be received by the college from the U.S. Department of Education before the last date of the semester for which you are enrolled.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) disqualification Appeal Deadlines:

Fall 2017 - December 14, 2017

Spring 2018 - May 3, 2018

Summer 2018 - TBA

If you have been disqualified for financial aid during the 2017-2018 academic year, you have the opportunity to appeal the disqualification. Appeal forms are available through the Financial Aid Office and online under the Forms section. You will lose your Pell Grant eligibility if you don’t submit your complete financial aid appeal paperwork by the deadline.

Direct Loan Deadline

Deadline to submit the Direct Loan Form is December 11, 2017 for students attending the Fall 2017 semester only.

Deadline to submit the Direct Loan Form is May 3, 2018 for students attending the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters or the Spring 2018 semester only.

Cal Grant Deadline

March 2 – Cal Grant A, B Entitlement and Competitive awards and Cal Grant C award.

September 2 – Second chance deadline for community college students to apply for a Cal Grant B. Since the number of awards available in September is limited, it is best to apply by March 2. (Students applying for the CAL Grant through the Dream Act application are not eligible for the second chance deadline and must apply before the March 2 deadline.)

In most cases, in order for your application to be processed without delay, each deadline must be met. It is very important for you to follow all instructions carefully and answer questions accurately. Delays in receiving financial aid award letters and disbursements are typically the result of missing and/or incorrect -incomplete information. Applicants will be considered as First Priority LAVC Financial Aid applicants by completing the steps below:

  • Your valid FAFSA must be processed by March 2nd
  • Complete the online process along with submitting all additional required or requested documents by May 1, 2017.

Each academic year we also recommend that you submit the FAFSA to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) as soon as possible. The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be available as early as October 1, 2017. If you are a CA resident and wish to apply for a Cal Grant, the CA Student Aid Commission (CSAC) must receive both your FAFSA and GPA Verification* by March 2. There is a second Cal Grant deadline of September 2, but funding is more limited.

*LAVC will automatically transmit your GPA Verification to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by the deadline for those who meet specific criteria. It is advisable for students to contact the Financial Aid Office to see if they meet the criteria to have their GPA electronically transmitted and for other possible options.

Regardless of the academic year, if you miss the deadlines to apply or submit information and still wish to be considered for Financial Aid, please refer to LACCD's SIS system to find out what's necessary to complete your file. We cannot guarantee you will receive limited aid programs (Work Study, FSEOG) after the deadline(s) have passed however; we will make every attempt to assist you in funding your education.