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Conditions of Your Award

Conditions of Your Award


  1. Information provided on all financial aid documents must be correct. The award will be withdrawn if data you provide regarding your name, dependency status, income, residency, academic program, enrollment, marital status, household size, and etc., is incorrect. You must immediately report all changes in your personal situation to the Financial Aid Office including when you graduate from a certificate or degree program or have met all requirements to be awarded a degree or certificate during the academic year at LCC.

  2. You are ineligible to receive financial aid if you owe a repayment to any federal or state grant program, are in default on an educational loan, your financial aid was suspended at LCC, or you are convicted of the possession or sale of illegal drugs and the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study) and you have not completed an acceptable drug rehab program. Men ages 18 thru 25 must register for Selective Service to be eligible for federal and state financial aid. All students must have a high school diploma, GED, or a certificate of completion of home school.

  3. Grant, work-study, and loan recipients must enroll in an eligible program that is at least 24 credits and 15 weeks in length. Students enrolled in any class to complete their high school diploma are considered "in high school" and are ineligible for financial aid. Students receiving funds from state and federal aid programs may only use the funds for expenses related to attendance.

  4. Federal and State Aid recipients that receive a V grade (administrative withdrawal) or an NA grade (never attended) from one or more instructors will owe a repayment of student aid funds, if the grade results in a change in the student’s enrollment level. Instructors issue V grades during the first week of the quarter and/or NA grades at the end of the quarter to students who have never attended their class. Students should double-check their registration the first 1-2 weeks of classes to be sure that they are attending all classes that appear on their registration form. There will be no waiver of repayments based on a student’s claim of a lack of knowledge regarding the classes they registered for.

  5. Your financial aid enrollment status is determined by only those classes required to complete your degree or certificate program, prerequisites for required classes, and skill-building classes. If you register for classes that fall outside your published degree program your financial aid award may be reduced, you may be placed on warning or suspension, or you could owe a repayment of student aid funds.

  6. Financial aid awards are subject to the availability of state and federal funds. LCC reserves the right to withdraw, reduce or modify grant aid, work study, and loans due to funding limitations and/or unsatisfactory progress. See Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. LCC attempts to meet 75% of your estimated financial need with grant aid, work-study and/or loan authorization. Financial aid from all sources may not exceed your total need, except where the Pell Grant and/or the unsubsidized loan are the only award. LCC packaging philosophy: 65% scholarship and grant; 35% work-study and/or loan, as funds are available. State Need Grant funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and on a rolling basis. Students who met the annual priority date of March 15th are more likely to receive State Need Grant. If and when additional SNG funds become available during the academic year, they will be awarded to the next eligible student(s) waiting the longest for an award. 

  7. State Need Grant and State Work Study students are ineligible for these programs if pursuing a degree in theology. To avoid an overpayment of student aid funds, immediately notify the financial aid office if your intent to obtain a transfer degree is to transfer to another college or university for the purposes of obtaining a degree in theology.

  8. Your application for student aid funds in addition to registering for classes implies acceptance of your financial aid award and certifies that you have read, understand, and agree to the award, the Conditions of Your Financial Aid Award, and Satisfactory Academic Progress, within this handbook. You allow the LCC cashier to pay your quarterly tuition and fees, and up to $200.00 for any unpaid charges you owe LCC from a prior academic year with your award. You are responsible for paying any tuition and fees that are NOT covered by your award. If you wish to decline your financial aid award, immediately notify the financial aid office to cancel your award.

  9. Direct Loan recipients: See Direct Loan Worksheet for information and instructions on how to apply for a student loan. If you are borrowing for the first time, your loan check will be issued no earlier than 30 days after your first quarter's classes begin. Students who are receiving a loan for only one quarter during the academic year will have their loan check split in half with the second half available at approximately mid-term. If you owe tuition and fees during this time you must pay them while you are waiting for your loan check or you will be dropped from classes for non-payment. You must complete Exit Loan Counseling prior to leaving LCC. Exit Loan Counseling available at www.studentloans.gov .

  10. Repayment of student aid funds. The school is required to calculate a repayment of student aid funds if you completely stop attending all of your classes for any reason prior to the 60% point of the quarter. The calculation of funds includes funds used from your financial aid award to pay all or part of your tuition and funds you received directly from the college. You can avoid this repayment by attending at least 60% of the quarter.

    LCC is also required to recalculate your financial aid for any classes you fail to begin attending that changes your enrollment level. This is reflected by a V grade (administrative withdrawal) or an NA (never attended) on your transcript and is issued by the instructor of the class you failed to attend. It can also occur if you drop a late start class such as a math course or other variable credit courses. Recalculating your financial aid based on a change in enrollment level means that you will owe a repayment of student aid funds. Double-check your registration the first 1-2 weeks of each quarter to be sure you are attending all of your classes, particularly if you are on the waitlist for classes. You can avoid this repayment by attending all of your classes.

    If you drop one or more classes before the 5th day of the quarter and it changes your enrollment level, LCC is required to adjust your award. This will result in an overpayment of student aid funds which must be paid back before receiving additional aid. You can avoid this repayment by not dropping any classes the first 5 days of the quarter or dropping a late start course.

    However, all classes dropped during outside of the refund period are counted against your Satisfactory Academic Progress. You will need to choose between facing a repayment or SAP.

  11. You may decline your financial aid award. Students who return their financial aid check in full, including student loans, may decline their financial aid award prior to the quarterly 100% refund date and avoid financial aid sanctions.

  12. You may choose to voluntarily make financial contribution to the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) in recognition of State Need Grant. All voluntary contributions will be used to provide financial assistance to other students. Make your check payable to the Washington Student Achievement Council, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Include “SNG Donation” in the “For” line of your check.
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