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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

A college education is one of the most important investments a student can make. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping students reach their educational goals who would otherwise not be able to do so. We offer federal, state and institutional financial aid resources to assist students in funding the costs associated with their education. Though it is felt that the primary responsibility for financing postsecondary education rests with students and their families, every effort is made to provide necessary supplemental funding to ensure that no student is denied the opportunity to attend LDCC because of financial limitations.

Federal financial assistance and scholarships are available for degree-seeking students. Students may be offered a single type of assistance or a combination package depending on the level of need and eligibility requirements. Aid may be provided by or through the college, federal and state agencies, foundations, or corporations. Apply early!

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

APPLY for Admission

Apply for admission at Louisiana Delta Community College.  Students applying for financial aid at LDCC must be enrolled in a certificate and/or degree program to be eligible for financial aid.

COMPLETE and SUBMIT the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

The FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college. Many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid. 

The FAFSA is available online at starting on October 1st every year. You have to submit a FAFSA every year you are in school in order to determine eligibility for federal student aid. You sign your application electronically using your federal student aid Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID). If you do not have a FSA ID, you can apply for one at the same time you complete your FAFSA. If you are dependent, your parent(s) should apply for an FSA ID also. Be sure to list LDCC’s school code – 041301 – on the application so LDCC can receive your results electronically.

NOTE:  An FSA ID gives you access to certain U.S. Department websites. Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member.  To create an FSA ID you can go to


Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) carefully.  Once your FAFSA application is processed you will receive an email from the Federal Processor with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). You should receive your SAR within 7 to 10 days after you submit the FAFSA. Be sure to check over your SAR for any errors. If you have to make corrections, you can do so electronically. Be sure both you and your parent(s) re-sign the corrections electronically with your FSA IDs. If you do not receive the SAR within 2 weeks after you first submitted it online, contact the Federal Processor at 1-800-433-3243.


Your FAFSA is shared with the colleges and/or career schools you list on the application. The Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA from the Federal Processor and we will use your information to figure out how much student federal aid you may receive. Once the Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA, which can be up to one to seven days, you will receive notification via your LDCC student email address to complete and submit tracking requirements.

 Tracking Requirements, (also called Unsatisfied Requirements in LOLA) including Financial Aid Terms and Conditions

Monitor your LOLA Self Service to view any documents required to complete your application. These documents must be submitted by the priority deadline to ensure the Office of Financial Aid will have enough time to process your request by the tuition and fee payment deadline. Allow a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks for your aid application to be reviewed and processed.

 Financial Aid Terms and Condition

Acceptance of your financial aid award indicates that you agree to comply with the rules and regulations that govern the programs for federal aid as well as the policies of this institution. Your award is subject to change if corrections or revisions are made to the information you provided on your application for federal student aid.  This could result in a student inquiring an outstanding balance which must be paid.  Please visit our website to view a full listing of the terms and conditions at


The award notification will direct you to LOLA (our student self-service area) at You can use LOLA to monitor your financial aid status; eligibility, tracking requirements, and accept awards.  

Important Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

March 15

Summer Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

May 15

Financial Aid Application priority deadline for fall semester

June 30

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal priority deadline for fall semester (The 14th class day is the final appeal date for the semester).

November 15

Financial Aid Application priority deadline for spring semester.

November 30

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal priority deadline for spring semester (the 14th class day is the final appeal date for the semester).