Financial Aid

Can I get Summer financial aid?

Is there financial aid available for the Summer Semester?

  • Summer Semester is considered the trail semester to the academic year.
  • Summer aid is based on any remaining eligibility from the prior Fall and Spring semesters.
  • You will be reviewed/awarded based on enrollment level and the session(s) enrolled in.
  • Pell Grant and loan awards will be based on remaining eligibility from the prior Fall and Spring semesters.
  • If you register for and attend less than 6 credits you will only be evaluated for Pell Grant and work-study funds.
  • You will need to be enrolled in at least 6 credits to receive loans.

How many credits is considered full-time for the Summer Semester?

  • For financial aid purposes, 12 credits is considered full-time for Summer enrollment.
  • Your credits from each session will be combined to determine your status.

How do I apply for Summer financial aid?

  • A separate application is required.
  • Beginning April 1 the Summer Financial Aid Application is available in the Financial Aid Office or on our website at http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-forms.
  • You must have a current year FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office.
  • You must be fully admitted as a degree-seeking student with the Office of Admission.

How will I be notified?

  • An Award Letter will be sent after the review/awarding process has been completed.
  • Award Letter information will also be available on Warriorweb

Can I get work-study during the Summer?

  • Limited work-study funds are available for the Summer Semester.
  • Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis through completion of a Summer Financial Aid Application or a Summer Work-Study Form for Students Not Enrolled in Summer Credits.
  • Those requesting work-study who are not initially awarded will be put on a waiting list.

Do I have to be enrolled for classes during the Summer to receive work-study?

  • Enrollment is not required to receive work-study only funding during the Summer Semester.
  • Limited work-study funds are available and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • If you are not enrolled, a Summer Work-Study Form for Students Not Enrolled in Summer Credits must be completed.
  • The Summer Work-Study Form for Students Not Enrolled in Summer Credits will be available April 1 in the Financial Aid Office and at http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-forms.
  • To be eligible, you must have the current year FAFSA as well as the upcoming year FAFSA on file.

When will I receive my Summer aid?

  • Unlike Fall and Spring Semesters, Summer aid will not be posted ten days prior to the semester starting.
  • Summer aid will be posted to student accounts as enrollment is confirmed by instructors.
  • Pell Grant awards will be posted according to the number of credits confirmed.
  • Loan funds will begin posting once enrollment has been confirmed in at least 6 credits.
  • All Summer loans will be made in 2 disbursements (disbursement dates will vary depending on the session(s) you are attending).
  • If you are a first-time borrower, you must complete a Loan Agreement (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at https://studentloans.gov before the first disbursement can be made.
  • If you are a first-time, first-year borrower, you will also have a 30-day hold on the first disbursement of your loan(s).

Can I be concurrently enrolled or on an approved Consortium Agreement and receive financial aid for Summer?

  • If you are concurrently enrolled with North Idaho College, you must have a current Concurrent Enrollment Form on file with the LCSC Financial Aid Office and be registered for at least 6 credits with LCSC.
  • If you have an approved Consortium Agreement, you must be enrolled for at least 6 credits with LCSC.
  • If you are concurrently enrolled or on an approved Consortium Agreement, you will not have any aid disbursed until enrollment is confirmed at both schools.
  • To confirm enrollment, the instructor(s) for each class at the other institution must e-mail finaid@lcsc.edu to confirm that you have attended a regularly scheduled class.

Do Satisfactory Academic Progress rules apply during the Summer?

  • All credits taken during the Summer Semester will count in Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and reviews.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress from the prior Spring Semester will be completed before any Summer Semester funds will be disbursed.
  • If you do not meet Spring Satisfactory Academic Progress, you will not be eligible for Summer Semester awards and Summer aid will be cancelled.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed after the Summer Semester prior to Fall aid being disbursed.
  • If you do not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements after the Summer Semester, Fall Semester aid will be cancelled.
  • If your aid has been suspended, see My financial aid has been suspended...how do I appeal?

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