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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Opportunities at Lake Michigan College

If you haven't considered financial aid because you think you won't qualify, you should take another look. Financial aid eligibility is based on need, which is the cost of attending college minus what you are expected to contribute.

If you have questions about the financial aid process or if you are needing specific information about your financial aid package, contact the Financial Aid office at or call (269) 927-8112.


Types of Financial Aid
Lake Michigan College offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in the state of Michigan. To help make your education at Lake Michigan College even more cost effective, the College offers a comprehensive financial aid program.

Who is Eligible?

To receive aid from any of the federal and state student aid programs at LMC, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have financial need, except for some scholarship and loan programs.  Financial need is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have a high school/adult high school diploma, GED Certificate, or achieve qualifying scores on LMC’s approved tests to meet Ability to Benefit standards
  • Be accepted for enrollment in an eligible program at LMC
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards set by LMC (as mandated by federal law)
  • Certify that he/she is not in default on a federal student loan and does not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Register (or be registered) with the Selective Service, if required
  • Meet federal eligibility requirements regarding drug-related convictions