Financial Aid Office
Benton Harbor Campus
Main Building, Suite A-222
The Financial Aid office helps current and prospective students apply for financial aid and oversees the packaging of financial aid awards, including grants and waivers, student loans, work-study, and scholarships. Learn more about financial aid and how to pay for college.
When should you contact the Financial Aid office?
- If you receive financial aid and are thinking of withdrawing from a class(es). You must contact the Financial Aid office prior to withdrawing from a class.
- If you want to check on the status of financial aid
- If you have questions about your financial aid.
If selected for verification, you can complete all of your information online at:
Tuition and Fees Get the details about what Lake Michigan College will cost.
Types of Financial Aid Learn the difference between grants, scholarships and loans and how to become a work-study.
If you are a student with an emergency financial need, you made qualify for a one-time award of up to $500 - download the Muhammad & Lonnie Ali Student Success Fund application.
Apply for Financial Aid
It is important that you apply for financial aid early. You may only apply for financial aid once each academic year. For best consideration, your application should be on file in the Financial Aid Office by:
|Fall Semester||March 1|
|Spring Semester||November 1|
|Summer Term||February 1|
It takes at least a week for a FAFSA application to be processed; if selected for Verification, it can take up to two weeks. Apply early so you don't miss out on getting financial aid. Info to know:
- The government determines your financial aid eligibility.
- You must complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for financial aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Lake Michigan College has the following Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for students who receive financial aid. These standards require that a student make progress toward an Associate Degree/ Bachelor’s degree/ Certificate Program during all periods of enrollment, including periods when a student did not receive financial aid. Lake Michigan College will be consistent in applying the SAP policies to all students, including full & part time, independent and dependent students.