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You can now complete your financial aid tasks online from any device.  Complete verification forms and/or securely upload your required documents from your smart phone, tablet, or computer anytime.  To check if you are required to complete any financial aid tasks, login to your Student Portal (SIS) and check your To-Do List for the "Further Action Required" task.  Select the task to view the description and access the link to the online StudentForms site.


CA College Promise Grant Application

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver, is a grant that waives enrollment fees only. This 2020-2021 CCPG application covers summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021 terms. Students must re-apply every academic year. Eligibility is based on income and students must be a California resident as determined by the Admissions Office. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.


Satisfactory Academic Progress

This type of petition is used when a student has attempted 150% or more units required of their academic program/major. Students are notified of their financial aid disqualification by email and their To-Do list is updated with the "SAP Contract Extension L1" task.

Students can submit this petition online by logging into the Student Portal (SIS), selecting "Financial Aid & Scholarships" and then selecting "SAP Extension of Appeal."

Important Note: Prior to submitting the petition online, carefully review the instructions on page 1 of the Petition for Extension of Financial Aid form. You are required to complete an SAP Workshop online and make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to develop a comprehensive student educational (CSEP) plan.


Direct Stafford Loan

Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. (Some people refer to these loans as Stafford Loans or Direct Stafford Loans.)

 

Student Eligibility

  • Complete a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • West L.A. College (WLAC) must be the student's home school within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)
  • Pursue a financial aid eligible academic program at WLAC
  • Satisfy the general student financial aid eligibility requirements
  • Have received a 2020-2021 Award Notification or a letter stating you are ineligible for any need-based aid
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units applicable to your academic program. Students under an Extension Appeal (also known as SAP Contract) must be enrolled in six (6) financial aid approved units
  • Comply with Entrance Loan Counseling requirements
  • Have an active Master Promissory Note
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

 

Follow these steps to apply for a Federal Stafford Loan

Use this Student Loan Checklist to verify that you have complied with all requirements before you submit the Student Loan data Form to the WLAC Financial Aid Office.

  • 2020-2021 FAFSA: Complete a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the FAFSA website.
  • Award Notification: Complete your financial aid file and receive your award notification or an email indicating that your file was reviewed but you are not eligible for need-based aid.
  • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling: New borrowers must go to login on studentaid.gov to complete the Entrance Counseling. Once on the site, click “Complete the Financial Aid Process” and then click on “Complete Entrance Counseling” to access the page. This requirement does not apply to repeat borrowers.
  • Master Promissory Note: Borrowers must have an active Master Promissory Note. To confirm status or complete a new Master Promissory Note go to studentaid.gov. Once on the site, click “Complete the Financial Aid Process” and then “Complete Master Promissory Note” to access the page.

Complete the Student Data Form accurately and submit it by email to financialaid@wlac.edu along with a photo of your valid (unexpired) government issued ID or driver license or passport


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