Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application is available in January of each year. This application can be found online at FAFSA.ed.gov. Paper applications are available at the financial aid office, high school guidance counseling offices and local libraries. Include Lee College (school code 003583) on your school choice list. Lee College hosts Internet sessions in which students can key the FAFSA in online. These sessions are manned by a Financial Aid staff member. Check the schedule under the “News” heading on this page. (If no “News” heading exists in the sidebar, no upcoming sessions have yet been scheduled.)
  2. Submit all documents requested by Lee College. Documents are requested based on your responses on the FAFSA. The Department of Education holds the school responsible for meeting income and household size verification (verification worksheets, W-2s and 1040s) requirements for selected applicants as well as other database information. A required document list will be posted to your “To-Do” list on MyLC Campus.
  3. Once you receive your award letter, return the enclosed acknowledgement form to the Financial Aid Office. You will also be able to see your awards on MyLC Campus under financial services menus.
  4. Submit the Lee College Foundation Scholarship form by the deadline on the application.


FAFSA steps

General Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for financial aid at Lee College, applicants must:

  1. Be accepted for admission or be enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  2. Not be in default on any loan.
  3. Not owe a refund on a loan, grant or scholarship.
  4. Be in good academic standing.
  5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  6. Notify the financial aid office of any other colleges you are attending the current year.

Receiving Funds:

Funds are posted to a student account immediately after the census date for all students who completed the financial aid process early.  The college has a disbursement schedule for all applicants whose aid process is complete after the start of class. Checks for overages are routinely mailed to the student within 2 weeks (14 days) after the aid is posted.  The disbursement/refund schedule can be found on the forms page. From the myLC Campus financial aid award page, awarded students may apply to have their refunds released via debit card, direct deposit, or as a check in the mail. These funds will be processed by Higher One, www.LeeOneCard.com.

Fund amounts are posted based on your enrollment status as of the census date or date you were awarded (whichever is later). The following chart will help you determine how much you can expect to be posted to your account.

Name Hours requirement Other Req.
Pell Grant Awards Adjusted based on enrollment:
12+ hours= Full Time = Full award
9-11 hours = 3/4 Time = 3/4 Award
6-8 hours = 1/2 Time = 1/2 Award
<6 hours = < 1/2 Time = Contact FA Office
None
FSEOG Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
At least 6 hours = Full Award
None
Stafford Loans At least 6 hours = Full Award and IN-SCHOOL status for repayment. See Financial Aid
All State aid except Texas Grant At least 6 hours = Full Award None
Texas Grant/Texas B On Time At least 9 hours = Full Award for Texas Grant
At least 12 hours = Full Award for Texas B On-Time Loan
High school diploma requirements
CWS CWS = College Work Study (part-time employment)
< 6 hours = Contact Financial Aid Office
Not all who apply will be employed; only employed students will receive funds.
1) Complete employment application in SCEO Office; 2) Student must be interviewed and selected by employers; 3) Maximum work hours 19.5 per week
Foundation Scholarship At least 9 hours = Full Award Scholarship application available in late spring
Other Vary Vary

 

EFC Range FT 3/4 T HT < HT Summer 2 EFC Range FT 3/4 T HT < HT ID Summer 2
12+ hrs 9-11 hrs 6-8 hrs <6 hrs FT (4) 12+ hrs 9-11 hrs 6-8 hrs <6 hrs FT (4)
0-0 2823 2117 1412 706 882 2401-2500 1598 1199 799 400 499
1-100 2798 2099 1399 700 874 2501-2600 1548 1161 774 387 484
101-200 2748 2061 1374 687 859 2601-2700 1498 1124 749 375 468
201-300 2698 2024 1349 675 843 2701-2800 1448 1086 724 362 453
301-400 2648 1986 1324 662 828 2801-2900 1398 1049 699 350 437
401-500 2598 1949 1299 650 812 2901-3000 1348 1011 674 337 421
501-600 2548 1911 1274 637 796 3001-3100 1298 974 649 325 406
601-700 2598 1949 1299 650 812 3101-3200 1248 936 624 312 390
701-800 2448 1836 1224 612 765 3201-3300 1198 899 599 300 374
801-900 2398 1799 1199 600 749 3301-3400 1148 861 574 287 359
901-1000 2348 1761 1174 587 734 3401-3500 1098 824 549 0 343
1001-1100 2298 1724 1149 575 718 3501-3600 1048 786 524 0 328
1101-1200 2248 1686 1124 562 703 3601-3700 998 749 499 0 312
1201-1300 2198 1649 1099 550 687 3701-3800 948 711 474 0 296
1301-1400 2148 1611 1074 537 671 3801-3900 898 674 499 0 281
1401-1500 2098 1574 1049 525 656 3901-4000 848 636 424 0 265
1501-1600 2048 1536 1024 512 640 4001-4100 798 588 399 0 249
1601-1700 1998 1499 999 500 624 4101-4200 748 561 374 0 234
1701-1800 1948 1461 974 487 609 4201-4300 698 523 399 0 218
1801-1900 1898 1424 949 475 593 4301-4400 648 486 324 0 203
1901-2000 1848 1386 924 462 578 4401-4500 598 448 299 0 187
2001-2100 1798 1349 899 450 562 4501-4600 548 411 0 0 171
2101-2200 1748 1311 874 437 546 4601-4700 498 372 0 0 156
2201-2300 1698 1274 849 425 531 4701-4800 448 286 0 0 140
2301-2400 1648 1236 824 412 515 4801-4900 398 298 0 0 124
4901-5000 348 0 0 0 109
5000-5081 303 0 0 0 95

Whole-year, full-time awards end in 5, so when posting the award, the split for a 0 EFC will be 2823 for fall, 2822 for spring, and so on.