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Financial Aid

Notice to all students regarding changes to your family's financial situation:

If your or your family's financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax, which you used to complete your FAFSA, (for example, you have lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return information and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the financial aid office to discuss how your current situation has changed. Note that the school's decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

Students planning to attend Fall 2021 through Summer 2022 should complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students planning to attend Fall 2022 through Summer 2023 should complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Apply online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. LBWCC School Code is 008988. Please make sure that you monitor your Saints mail and your myLBWCC(OneACCS) accounts regularly for updates.

LBWCC Financial aid office will correspond with you through your Saints' Email. Make sure you check your email regularly. Students who have not applied for admission must apply before the financial aid office may begin processing FAFSA application.

Instructions for your Saints' Email can be found at Login Instructions.

To access your email click Saints' Email.

The Lurleen B Wallace Community College office offers a variety of programs and assistance for students seeking funding for their education. This includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG),  WIOA/TAA, Vocational Rehabilitation, scholarships and other programs.

Pell Grant

To receive Pell Grant funding, a student must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The application opens each year on October 1. For more information on completing the FAFSA, please click FAFSA. Once the online application has been received by the college Financial Aid Office, the college will notify the student that the application has been received and, the student must contact the LBWCC Financial Aid office to finalize processing of the financial aid award. LBW Community College School Code is 008988.

Loans

LBWCC does not participate in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, but does cooperate with private lenders who offer alternative/private student loans. More information about alternative/private student loans can be obtained at Financial Aid Private Loans.

Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The WIA program offers assistance to selected eligible individuals who enter approved training programs at LBW Community College. The local Alabama Employment Office determines eligibility, and funds provided are based on the program in which the student has been accepted.

College Work Study Program

This is a campus-based employment program in which students are paid an hourly wage for employment. Students must apply for federal aid through the FAFSA, must be awarded Pell Grant by the college Financial Aid Office, and be a full-time student to be awarded a Work-Study position. They must also complete an application in the financial aid office. Awards are based on a first-come first-serve basis according to skills required for each position available.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. An LBWCC application for admission, official transcripts, and completed scholarship application must be on file at the college before a scholarship can be awarded. Types of scholarships include Presidential Honors; Ambassadors; Presidential Technical; Performing Arts in Music; Drama; Art and Athletic scholarships.

For more information regarding scholarships please contact Heather Owen at 334-881-2282 or at howen@lbwcc.edu.

Non-Traditional students may also apply for scholarships from the LBW Community College Foundation for students who are 21 years of age and/or out of high school for at least one year. To apply, complete the online LBWCC Scholarship Application during the open dates each year for the following academic year and make the appropriate selection. Application packets are not considered complete unless all required documentation is included. Please remember, this is an online application only.

For more information on Foundation scholarships, contact: Christy Hawkins at (334) 881-2248 or chawkins@lbwcc.edu