Online Application and Forms
Applying for Financial Aid Online
2012-13 Independent Verification form
You can do this process entirely online in "Online Forms" – see Step 5 below.
You should complete the form online. If you began the online form and left the page, you are not allowed to go back. You now must complete this form, print it and submit it in person or by fax to 310-233-4681.
2012-13 Dependent Verification Form
You must print, complete this and submit it in person or by fax to 310-233-4681. Be sure to have a parent signature.
Most students will not have to come into the office at all or wait in line
File a 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Our school code for the application is 001224. Earlier is best. Make sure to use an email address that you will check frequently. All correspondence will be by email.
Check your email for a "document tracking letter" which will give you further instructions and let you know if there is any documentation that you need to submit. Almost all documents can be submitted online. Dependent students who are chosen for verification will need to submit a paper verification worksheet that has a parent signature. The link for the worksheet can be found in the online verification page.
Step 3 New
All students will need to complete online forms. They can be found by going to the LAHC homepage, click on "Register for Classes", sign in and click on "Online Forms". Begin by Selecting Your Financial Aid Processing School. The day you submit this form is your priority date. We will process financial aid for students in priority date order – do this at once. See http://www.laccd.edu/financial-aid/selectfaschool.htm for a tutorial on how to do this if needed. Obviously, choose Harbor College if you wish for us to be your processing school.
You must complete the Educational Goal and Authorization for Charges pages if you have not already done so. If there are no changes, you do not need to do these again.
See http://www.laccd.edu/financial-aid/edgoalupdate.htm for a tutorial on the educational charges
and http://www.laccd.edu/financial-aid/studentauth.htm for a tutorial on the Authorization of Charges if needed.
Students who have been selected for verification and who have filed (or parents have filed taxes) will be asked to provide copies of tax transcripts or other paperwork. If tax transcripts are requested, you can go back to fafsa.gov. and use the IRS transfer tool to transfer the tax information directly into your FAFSA. If you do that, you do not need to submit copies of tax transcripts. Students selected for verification will need to complete the online Verification Worksheet that can be found on the verification online page.
for a tutorial on the online verification process for independent students and
for a tutorial on the online verification process for dependent students.
Dependent students will need to complete, print and submit a copy of their verification worksheet. A link to print the document can be found on the verification web page – it will need a parent signature.
The Financial Aid Office reviews the application for eligibility and automatically processes a fee waiver for eligible students. Additional documentation may be requested for some students.
Interested in a possible work-study job for next fall? Watch for the email that will give you a date and time to go to online forms and complete the Federal Work-Study interest form. We will process requests for work-study based on the time students submit the form electronically. For your best chance at a job, be sure that all the documents required have been completed and go to the work-study site on the day and time it opens to complete the interest form. We expect to have the Work-Study interest site open for one week in June 2012. Watch for emails listing the exact date and time.
The Financial Aid Office emails an Award Letter to the student.
If the Award Letter includes federal Work-Study, the student must come in and accept or reject the work-study award.
All Financial Aid payments are transferred electronically to the student's my LACCDcard or bank account . All new students should look for a green envelope with information about their debit card or how to direct payments to another account.
You may submit any paper documents by fax to 310-233-4681.
Of course, the Financial Aid Office (SSA 114) remains open to students during normal office hours and you are welcome to come in for assistance.