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If you are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, you can use it to pay your tuition and other expenses related to your education.

How to request your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Payment

  1. Enroll and register as a student at Lower Columbia College. To learn about enrolling at LCC, visit our webpage at or drop by LCC's One Stop, located in the Admission Center.
  2. Create your online account at Activation takes approximately 24 hours.
  3. Log in to your AmeriCorps Member account to request your funds. Be sure to specify the correct year and term of your request.
  4. After AmeriCorps notifies LCC of your request, our Financial Aid Staff will certify allowable funds. It takes approximately 2 weeks for AmeriCorps to issue the first disbursement. AmeriCorps issues the second disbursement at the mid-point of the term.

Please note: if your funding is denied, you will need to pay your tuition and fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your main point of contact is the Financial Aid Office, located in the Admission Center. The staff person available to assist you is:

Jessica Wilks, Fiscal Specialist
(360) 442-2393

No. However, if you would like to be considered for grants, work study and loans, you will need to complete a FAFSA at

  • If you are in courses that are eligible for financial aid, you may be eligible to request more than the cost of your tuition, fees, books and supplies, up to the Cost of Attendance (COA) for the quarters you are requesting funds. However, we cannot authorize more than the COA less any other student aid.
  • If you are in courses that are not eligible for financial aid you may only request the amount of your tuition, fees, and required books and supplies. Proof of the cost of books and supplies may be obtained from the LCC BookStore. Other educational related expenses cannot be included unless you have a documented disability with associated expenses including special services, personal assistance, transportation, equipment and supplies. The associated expenses must be reasonably incurred and not provided for by other assisting agencies. All of these costs cannot exceed the COA.
The COA is the amount it costs you to live and attend school. The amount is set each academic year by Washington State in accordance with Department of Education rules. The COA includes costs for tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, transportation and personal expenses. You can request a copy of the COA in the Financial Aid Office or see it online in the Financial Aid Handbook at
Yes, as long as you were enrolled in one credit hour and did not receive your full cost of attendance (COA).
When LCC receives your payment from AmeriCorps a check will be mailed to you at the address on file in the Registration Office.
If you dropped during the refund period, we are required to return the refund to AmeriCorps and it will be credited back to your education award account.
No, but the Registrar will review the grades on your transcript to be sure you are meeting LCC's Academic Standards.

Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid staff are available online in Zoom, via phone or email.

 Financial Aid Office

  (360) 442-2390
Fax: (360) 442-2379 

 Meet us online in Zoom!


Mon - Friday 8 am - 5 pm*

*Closed Fridays during summer session (July/Aug).

Computer access is available in the Admissions Center.


Use LCC School Code 003782 when completing the FAFSA.


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