Financial Aid Department Home

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Due to recent events the Financial Aid Office is closed to the public however, we are​ working on student files. If you have any questions regarding your financial aid status please visit us on Cranium Cafe and/or feel free to email us- lahcsff@lahc.edu with your name & student ID #. Thank you for your understanding during this time.​​

The Financial Aid Office administers federal, state, and institutional programs designed to expand college access. The available financial assistance comes in the form of grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. This assistance makes it possible for individuals to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their families cannot meet the full cost of post-secondary education.​​

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Student Services &
Administration Building

Federal School Code: 001224
Phone: (310) 233-4320
Fax: (310) 233-4681
Email: lahcsff@lahc.edu
Cranium Cafe​

Lobby ​Hours:

Monday: 9am - 3pm

Monday Evenings: 5pm - 7pm (only on Cranium Cafe)

Tuesday: 9am - 3pm

Wednesday: 9am - 3pm

Thursday: 9am - 3pm

Friday: Closed

Online service: The Financial Aid Office counter is open online from Monday to Thursday to service the students with questions related to their financial aid status. Phone and email services: If you are unable to get through when calling please leave a voicemail with your student ID so that we can call you back with a status update. You are also more than welcome to email us your individual inquiries using your LACCD email account (accepted as your form of identification). Only general questions will be answered from emails received from personal accounts such as gmail, yahoo, etc.  When emailing please be sure to include your first name, last name and student ID to better assist you.

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Application for Financial Aid


If you need financial aid to help with your expenses you should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today! The application for the 2021-2022 academic year became available on October 1, 2020. Make sure to do your 2021-2022 FAFSA and complete the financial aid process as soon as it is available.  Check the "To Do list" on your Student Portal for updates to ensure that your financial aid will be in place for Fall 2021. Use the steps below to apply for financial aid. If you need additional assistance filling out your FAFSA please visit our Financial Aid TV site for helpful videos and information- laharbor.financialaidtv.com

Application Steps:
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  1. Apply online at FAFSA on the web.
  2. On the Student Portal check your "To do list" for any items that may be required to process your application select LAHC as the campus that you wish to process your financial aid.
  3. Select your refund preference with BankMobile, you will receive instructions in the mail or in your student email once the financial aid office receives your FAFSA and you become an active student. This is a one-time only process.For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
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  4. Check your award status in the LACCD Student Information System.

    If your application is selected for verification, you will need to provide additional paperwork. The paperwork may include, but is not limited to:
  • Verification Worksheet
  • 2 years prior Federal Tax Return forms or IRS Tax Return Transcript. (Transcripts are available online at the IRS website) If you successfully used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and did not change any of the data, the transcript is not required.
  • If you are an independent student or a parent of a dependent student and you did not file taxes, you will be required to submit proof from the IRS that you did not file taxes 2 years prior to the start of the academic year (i.e. for the 2021-2022 academic year it is required proof of non-filing for 2019.)

Check your "To Do List" on the Student Portal ​to identify any documentation that you need to submit.

If you are attending both Fall and Spring semesters, the documentation must be submitted by the last day of the school year. If you are only attending one semester, the documentation must be received by the end of the semester.

​​The California Dream Act Extends Eligibility for State Financial Aid t​o Students that Meet AB-540 Eligibility Criteria

Students that meet AB-540 eligibility criteria are able to apply for financial aid from the state of California. This includes Cal Grants and fee waivers for students attending California Community Colleges. Apply online using the California Dream Application.

Mission Statement

The mission of Financial Aid programs is to make college education accessible to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend college​.