We encourage all students to apply for financial aid online through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (www.fafsa.gov) or the California Dream Act Application (www.caldreamact.org). U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who have a permanent Social Security number should complete the FAFSA for federal and state aid consideration. Eligible AB 540 students (including undocumented students who may or may not have a Social Security number) should complete the California Dream Act Application.
Both forms are available annually, starting January 1st, for the following academic year. We encourage students to apply early as some financial aid sources are limited and awarded to students who apply early and have financial need. When completing your form (FAFSA or California Dream Act Application) online, don't forget to list Los Angeles Mission College (Federal School Code: 012550) so that we receive your processed results.
Once you have submitted your form, you will receive your results (known as the Student Aid Report). All schools listed on your form will also receive your results. The Financial Aid Office will send a letter or email to you regarding any documents or forms we need to complete your file.
After your application information and any requested items are received and reviewed, the Financial Aid Office will send you an email regarding your Award Letter. You will be able to view your Award Letter online through the LACCD Student Information System (SIS) , detailing the financial aid you are eligible for at LA Mission College. Read through all of your information as it will give you all the details on your financial aid eligibility.
Financial aid refunds (disbursements) are delivered to financial aid recipients via Higher One. Higher One issues the myLACCDcard to all enrolled financial aid applicants in the LACCD. The card will be mailed to the mailing address on file with the Admissions & Records Office. The myLACCDcard is used to select how you want to receive your financial aid refunds (disbursements). Students should NOT throw away their cards! With the myLACCDcard, students will be able to make choices on how to receive their financial aid funds. There are generally TWO Refund Options to choose from:
1. Same business day deposit to a checking account, serviced by Higher One, Inc.: This is an electronic deposit to your myLACCDcard (which can function as a debit card). With this refund option, students are opening a checking account through Higher One (the issuer of the myLACCDcard) at which time your myLACCDcard becomes an active debit MasterCard. Student refunds will be deposited to your Higher One account. Students can make purchases using their myLACCDcard (wherever MasterCard is accepted) or withdraw cash from any Higher One ATM (each LACCD campus has at least two ATMs) with no fees. Cash can also be withdrawn from non-Higher One ATMs, but fees (both Higher One and the owner of the ATM) may apply.
2. Electronic deposit to a bank account of your choosing (ACH): With this option, students authorize Higher One to forward their financial aid disbursement/refund to a bank account of their choosing. Students will need to supply their bank's information (check or savings account number), including your bank's routing number. To access financial aid funds, students will then need to use their bank-issued checks and/or debit card.
FYI: The Higher One ATMs at LA Mission College are located at the Campus Center (near the interior stairwell) and the Culinary Arts Institute (in the lobby between the cafeteria and Eagle's Landing Student Store).
To apply for scholarships through the Financial Aid Office at Los Angeles Mission College, check out the “Scholarships” link on the left.
A special note for students enrolled in ITV classes: If you are enrolled in only ITV classes for a semester, your financial aid needs to be processed by the LA Mission College Financial Aid Office. If you are enrolled in ITV classes and classes at another college in the LACCD (Los Angeles Community College District, which includes LA Mission College), then your financial aid is processed the college you are enrolled at concurrently (City, East, Harbor, Mission, Pierce, Southwest, Trade-Tech, Valley, or West).