Financial Aid

Contact Information

Director: Laura Hughes, MS
E-mail: lhughes@lcsc.edu
Office: RCH 110
Phone: 208-792-2224
FAX: 208-792-2063
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/

The Financial Aid Office provides students, who would otherwise be unable to pursue post-secondary education, with access to financial resources. These resources include grants, scholarships, loans, part-time work-study employment and veteran education benefits.

Application Process

The financial aid process at LCSC is designed to help meet the financial need of all eligible students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program. The form used for determining the family contribution is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A FAFSA must be filed each year that a student wishes to be considered for aid. The amount of assistance may increase or decrease from one year to the next depending on the financial circumstances of the student and his or her family. All financial aid applicants must use the FAFSA for federal financial aid. Some students may be required to submit tax transcripts and other documentation, if needed, prior to award determination.

Student Financial Aid Budgets1

Independent Students with no dependents and Dependent Students

  Off/On Campus Asotin Co. (Off Campus)
Fees$6120$6120
Room and Board$7392$7392
Books and Supplies$1650$1650
Transportation$1200$1200
Personal Expenses$1000$1000
Yearly Total Resident$17,362
Out of State Tuition$11,500$3,532
Yearly Total Non Resident$28,862$20,894


Independent Students with Dependents

  Off/On Campus Asotin Co. (Off Campus)
Fees$6120$6120
Room and Board$7392$7392
Books and Supplies$1650$1650
Transportation$1200$1200
Personal Expenses$1000$1000
Dependent Expenses$500$500
Yearly Total Resident$17,862
Out of State Tuition$11,500$3,532
Yearly Total Non Resident$29,362$21,394
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These are estimated figures for Financial Aid Office purposes and awarding. For actual fees/costs please contact the Student Accounts Office.

Student financial assistance programs include out-of-state tuition waivers, scholarships, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Nursing Loans, Federal, State and Institutional Work-Study Programs, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Federal Veteran Education Benefits. The basic criteria for selecting financial aid recipients is the student's financial need. Scholastic standing is also criterion for scholarships and waivers. Students receiving financial aid must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and be making normal academic progress toward that degree or certificate as detailed in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Priority in the granting of campus based financial aid is given to full-time undergraduate (12 credits per term) academic and technical students.

Financial Aid Deadlines

An application for financial assistance must be received by the Federal Processor by March 1 to ensure priority consideration for financial aid. Please note that applications will be considered as priority only when both the FAFSA and all admission material have been submitted to LCSC by March 1 and any requested documents are submitted to the Financial Aid Office by April 30. Application materials received after the priority service date will receive full consideration, but only to the extent that financial aid funds are available after initial awards have been determined. Awards are granted for one academic year. Determination of subsequent eligibility requires the completion of a renewal application each academic year. A full copy of student rights and responsibilities, financial aid brochures and applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office or viewed at www.lcsc.edu/financialaid.

Earning More Than One Degree

Students may pursue more than one degree simultaneously. Completion of a baccalaureate degree has an extreme effect on student’s aid eligibility. Students pursuing more than one baccalaureate degree must see the Financial Aid Director and the Registrar BEFORE making this decision.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal law says that you must be making “Satisfactory Academic Progress” (SAP) toward a degree for you to be eligible for and to receive federal financial aid funds. These standards apply to all periods of attendance, even periods when you did not receive financial aid.

  1. All students must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average. We only look at your LCSC grade point average for this standard.
  2. Students must earn passing grades in at least 67% of credits listed on the transcript, including transferred credits. Incompletes, repeated credits, audits, and grades of F, NC, and K do not count as passing grades.
  3. All students must complete their degrees within the maximum credits allowed (150% of the published normal length of the academic program). Attempted credits include all graded courses, transferred courses, testing credits, pass/fails, repeats, and other grades listed above. If you have extenuating circumstances (such as an injury, illness, or death of an immediate family member), you may appeal to the Financial Aid Office for an extension to finish your degree. Please visit with the Financial Aid Office to pick up the appropriate appeal form. You may not appeal for an extension until you have been suspended from financial aid.

Dropping Classes

Attempted credits do not include classes you drop before the last day to add/drop classes. If you need to drop some of your classes before the last day to add/drop, it will not count against your academic progress. However, you may be required to repay some or all of your financial aid. Dropping or withdrawing from classes after the last day to add/drop will affect your academic progress, and you will receive a W grade on your transcript.

All Failing Grades

Students who receive all failing grades for a term will be immediately suspended from further federal financial aid. Students in this situation may appeal if extenuating circumstances exist. You may be required to return a percentage of your federal financial aid.

Complete Withdrawal

Withdrawing from all of your classes after the last day to add/drop will affect your academic progress, and you will receive W grades on your transcript. Students who withdraw from all classes will be immediately suspended from further federal financial aid. Additionally, if you completely withdraw from LCSC during the course of a semester, you may be required to return a percentage of your federal financial aid.

Incompletes

Incomplete courses will be counted in attempted credits and as non-satisfactory when determining SAP. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Financial aid Office when an incomplete is finished. Refer to the catalog for academic treatment of incomplete courses and grading.

Repeats

Repeat courses will be counted in attempted and completed credits. Financial aid will be paid for repeat courses when initial grade is an “F.” Financial aid will only be paid once for a repeat course which was previously passed with a “D-” or higher.

Remedial Courses

Remedial coursework will be counted in determining financial aid eligibility, enrollment status, and satisfactory academic progress. These courses will be included in maximum timeframe calculations. Remedial courses do not count towards the total number of credits needed for graduation. Students will be limited to no more than thirty (30) remedial credits for financial aid eligibility.

Timetable for Review

Your academic record will be reviewed when your annual FAFSA form is received, and at the end of each semester, to determine whether you are in compliance with the SAP policy.

Financial Aid Warning

If you don’t earn sufficient credits or if your cumulative GPA drops below the required minimum (2.0 grade point average), you will be placed on financial aid warning. If you are placed on financial aid warning at the end of a semester, you will still be eligible for financial aid for the following semester. Financial Aid Warning is not the same as Academic Warning as referred to in the Admission/Registrar Section of this catalog.

Financial Aid Suspension

If you are not meeting all SAP requirements at the end of your financial aid warning semester, or if you do not pass at least one class during a semester when you have received federal financial aid, you will be suspended and ineligible to receive further financial aid. Your academic record will be reviewed when your annual FAFSA form is received, and at the end of each semester, to determine whether you are in compliance with the SAP policy. Financial Aid Suspension is not the same as Academic Suspension as referred to in the Admission/Registrar Section of this catalog.

Regain Financial Aid Eligibility

You can request reinstatement of your eligibility for financial aid if you attend using other resources than Title IV funds, improve your academic record so that you meet all SAP requirements, or submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office.

Appeals

In the case of extenuating circumstances (such as injury, illness, or death of an immediate family member), you may appeal your suspension to the Financial Aid Office. The appeal form must be submitted with documentation detailing the circumstances that prevented you from making satisfactory academic progress, and shows how the issues have been resolved. Appeal forms may be picked up from the Financial Aid Office, or obtained online at http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-forms/. If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on financial aid probation or an academic plan. Academic Plans specify the conditions you must meet in order to continue receiving federal financial aid.

Financial Aid Probation

If placed on financial aid probation, you will have one semester to regain Satisfactory Academic Progress. If at the end of one semester you are not in good standing, you will not be eligible for further financial aid. Financial Aid Probation is not the same as Academic Probation as referred to in the Admission/Registrar Section of this catalog.