Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) to receive the maximum federal financial Aid.
If students are enrolled less-than full-time then their Pell Grant is prorated accordingly and/or may be cancelled.
Pell Grant will not pay for courses not required by the program of study/major.
Most students are awarded Pell Grant for a total of two full-time semesters per year. If a student is awarded based on a financial appeal, he or she will be awarded for one term and shall be on financial aid probation.
Students may now received Pell year round. However, in order to receive Pell for the summer term, if they have attended full-time Fall and Spring terms, they will be required to be registered in at least 6 credit hours.
Pell Grant will pay for repeated courses which the student has received a passing grade of A, B, C, D one time. If a student receives a grade of F or W, the Pell Grant will pay until the student passes the class or is no longer making satisfactory academic progress. If the student fails a class in a program and is required to be re-admitted into the program and retake all courses for a specific semester, Pell Grant will not pay for the repeated courses which were passed, however it will pay for the courses that were not passed.
Pell Grant will not pay for items in the bookstore that are not required in the student’s program of study.
Students who withdraw from all classes are not eligible to receive a balance refund check until the Return of Title IV calculation has taken place. The student may be eligible for a post withdrawal disbursement after that calculation has taken place. This process is in the best interest of the student to assure they will only pay back a minimal amount of funds.
Pell Grant refunds are disbursed 14 days after the first day of class each semester.
Pell Grant School Code is 008988.
A schedule is posted by the business office each semester giving dates when tuition, fees, books and supplies may be applied to financial aid.
Students may check their financial aid at any time by logging on to www.lbwcc.edu. They can look at their financial aid summary by utilizing student services module, using their student number and PIN code.
Students who register for classes that do not begin the first day of the regular semester, and those classes change their enrollment status, may not be eligible to receive refund balances until the class has met and attendance has been verified.
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College does not participate in the federal student loan program. Students may apply for a private student loan by applying here.
Students receiving SEOG/ASAP funds are awarded on a first-come first serve basis. Funds are limited and award amounts vary.
WIOA/ and Vocational Rehabilitation
Students are required to submit their schedule and grades to their counselor at these state agencies. Students can access their transcripts and schedules at www.lbwcc.edu.
Award amounts vary depending on programs of study and requirements of agency funding the award.
Most cash scholarships and PACT will pay for courses that are not required for program of study/major.
Institutional scholarships will not pay for courses that are outside the student's program of study/major, unless the class is required by the scholarship.
Information about institutional scholarships are available online by visiting our website at www.lbwcc.edu. Outside scholarship information can be obtained at:
Financial Aid Award year begins Fall Semester and ends the following Summer Semester. To ensure timely processing, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as income information is available, usually after taxes have been filed.
Applications must be received by the Financial Aid Office by the following dates to be processed by registration for each term.
- Fall - July 15th of each year.
- Spring – November 1st of each year.
- Summer – April 1st of each year.
If selected for verification, all documents requested must be received by the financial aid office by the following dates to be processed by registration for each term.
- Fall - August 1st of each year.
- Spring – November 15th of each year.
- Summer – April 20th of each year.
Applications are processed on a first-come basis. Applications received after these dates may not be completely processed by registration and it will be the student’s responsibility to pay for their tuition before the first day of class or wait until the next semester begins.