Conditions of Award

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Conditions of Award

Conditions for All Financial Aid Awards

  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 The award will be withdrawn if data you provide regarding your name, dependency status, income, residency, academic program, enrollment, marital status, household size, etc., is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 or scholarship program, are in default on federal student 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. You must enroll in an eligible program that is at least 24 credits and 15 weeks in length. Enrollment in any class to complete a high school diploma is considered "in high school" and you are ineligible for financial
  4. Your financial aid enrollment status is determined by only those classes required to complete your degree or certificate program and remedial (pre-requisite) classes for required classes. If you register for classes that are not listed on your published program of study, your financial aid award may be reduced, you may be placed on warning or suspension, or you may owe a repayment of student aid funds.
  5. The offer of federal financial assistance is subject to, and conditioned upon, the availability of funds. We reserve the right to withdraw, reduce, or modify the awards due to funding limitations or due to changes in circumstances which affect your eligibility for the program(s).
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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.
  8. 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 available at .
  9. You may decline your financial aid award. If you return your financial aid check in full, including student loans, and decline your financial aid award prior to the quarterly 100% refund date, you will avoid financial aid sanctions, which include both SAP and repayment sanctions.
  10. You must meet all eligibility conditions for all aid.

Conditions Unique to Washington State Aid Students

If you are awarded Washington State Aid, it is because the State of Washington is offering you financial assistance to help support your educational expenses. Please visit Opportunity Pathways website located at to receive more information about financial aid, scholarships, work study, and student loans.

By accepting state financial aid, you agree to the conditions listed below. If you have questions or find that you cannot comply with these conditions, please contact the LCC Financial Aid Office.

  1. You must meet the requirements for Washington State residency as determined by the LCC Registration Office.
  2. You do not owe a repayment of any federal or state grant or scholarship nor are you in default on a state or federal student loan.
  3. You must be enrolled in an eligible program and not be pursuing a degree in theology.
  4. If you hold a bachelor's degree or the foreign equivalent, or in some circumstances if you are pursuing a second associate degree within five years of earning an associate degree, you are not eligible to receive state grant funds.
  5. If you do not attend or if you withdraw from your classes, you may owe a repayment of all or part of any state funds you received.
  6. You must maintain the academic progress standards established by your institution in order to receive additional state aid.
  7. There could be other circumstances that would require a repayment or reduction in your current award amounts.
  8. You must meet all eligibility requirements for the state aid programs(s) awarded.
  9. The offer of this financial assistance is subject to, and conditioned upon, the availability of funds. Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the institution through which the grant, scholarship, or work study is awarded, reserve the right to withdraw, reduce, or modify the awards due to funding limitations or due to changes in circumstances which affect your eligibility for the program(s).
  10. Washington College Grant (previously known as Washington State Need Grant) funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve, and rolling basis. If you met the first priority date for the academic year, you are more likely to receive Washington College Grant. If and when additional Washington College Grant funds become available during the academic year, they will be awarded to the next eligible student(s) who have been waiting the longest for an award.

You may choose to voluntarily make financial contributions to WSAC in recognition of the assistance you received. All voluntary contributions will be used to provide financial assistance to other students. Please contact the Washington State Achievement Council at for more information.

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