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First Year Students


All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the Luzerne County Community College Financial Aid Application. There is no charge for processing these applications. These forms are available in the Financial Aid Office at the College. You may file electronically through the Department of Education WebPages. The address is http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Although the College does not have a filing deadline, the deadline to be considered for a PHEAA state grant is May1. Please files as early as possible, certain funding is limited and must be given out on first come, first serve basis. In order to process your applications in a timely fashion, the Financial Aid Office must receive the FAFSA and the Luzerne County Community College Financial Aid Application before June 30 of the upcoming academic year. If the above applications are not received by this date, The Financial Aid Office can not guarantee the aid will be processed in time to help pay the tuition bill.

All potentially eligible students must be enrolled in a diploma, certificate, or degree program to be considered for any federal aid. The regulations for state grant differ, please see the PHEAA state grant section for further details.

Summary

  1. A student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for any federal or state financial aid.
  2. A student must also complete the Luzerne County Community College Financial Aid Application before any aid can be processed.
  3. It will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process the FAFSA form, please file early.
  4. A Federal Stafford loan cannot be processed until the Department of Education has processed the FAFSA.
  5. Any student who has received a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or the PHEAA State Grant.
  6. All of the programs offered by the Financial Aid Office are renewable on a yearly basis.

All students must continuously make academic progress as defined by the institution as per federal regulation in order to maintain their federal aid. Academic Progress will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester of each academic year. The exception to this will be all students enrolled in programs of less than two (2) years in length. These students will be reviewed after one major semester of enrollment. This includes diploma and certificate programs. If the student does not meet the above stated requirements, he/she will not receive federal funds for the following semester.

Types of Aid
 Grants
 Pheaa State Grant
 Loans
 Work/Study Program
 Alternative Loans