Lake Michigan College Holds Financial Aid Fridays

Jan 12, 2017
Event to be held at all campuses from 2 – 4 p.m. starting Friday, January 6 through March 24, 2017, with the exception of Friday, January 13.

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Prospective college students can get free help applying for financial aid and scholarships during weekly Financial Aid Fridays offered at Lake Michigan College’s Benton Harbor, Niles and South Haven campuses from 2 – 4 p.m. starting Friday, January 6 through March 24, 2017.

Students will learn about scholarship opportunities and receive assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used by the U.S. Department of Education to determine the amount of grants, loans and other forms of financial aid a student can receive.

“Applying for financial aid can be a daunting task for students and families, but LMC is here to help applicants accurately complete the process on the first try, and maximize their chances of getting as much help as possible paying for college,” said LMC Vice President of Student Services, Doug Schaffer.

Attendees should know their social security or Alien Registration number, their driver’s license number if applicable and their FSA ID if they previously created an account at Applicants should bring their personal 2015 federal tax returns or IRS W-2 information if no 2015 return was filed. Applicants who are married or might be considered dependents should also bring their spouses’ or parents’ information.

LMC students received $9,207,288 in federal aid during the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition to federal aid, the Lake Michigan College Foundation offered more than $600,000 in scholarships for the 2106-2017 academic year through private and publicly-funded donations.

LMC’s Benton Harbor campus is located at 2755 East Napier Avenue. The Niles campus is at 1905 Foundation Drive and the South Haven Campus is at 125 Veterans Blvd. Family members are welcome to attend the workshops along with their students. Attendees can stop at each campus welcome desk or main office for specific workshop locations. No session will be held Friday, January 13, 2017.

More information about financial aid is available at or by contacting LMC’s Financial Aid office at or (269) 927-8112.