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How to Apply for Financial Aid

Prior to applying online, visit fsaid.ed.gov to obtain a Federal Student Aid ID so that you may electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) may also apply for a FSA ID. As instructed on the website, if you do not have a FSA ID for an electronic signature, be sure to print and mail the signature page when you transmit your application.

Follow the instructions below:

  1. Log on to www.mycollege.laccd.edu
  2. Locate the Action Menu Box and scroll down to the To Do List item.
  3. Click on the To Do List item and complete all outstanding items.
  4. Once all items have been completed, contine to follow up on your financial aid status by loging in and viewing your financial aid status or by contacting the financial aid office.

Example of the application process

Failure to complete these online forms will delay your financial aid award and/or stop any disbursement of funds.

When to Apply

Both the FAFSA and the Dream Act applications open October 1st of each year. Go to the FAFSA website to apply for the FAFSA, or go to Dream Act website to apply for the Dream Act.