Financial Aid


Lake Tahoe Community College offers its students financial aid from a variety of programs. These include fee waivers for California residents, grants, scholarships, and work-study opportunities. Our Financial Aid office is here to help you find funding and other payment methods to cover the costs of attending college. LTCC offers access to many resources, including fee waivers, scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and information on loans.

Have a question?

América Ramírez
Interim Director of Financial Aid  
(530) 541-4660 x 236

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm


Financial Aid TV

Short videos to help you understand the financial aid process.



Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

For U.S. Citizen and Permanent Legal Resident (Green Card Holder, Refugee, etc.)

1. FSA ID: Create a User Name and Password

  • Log into: 
  • Click on "Create an FSA ID" 
  • Follow directions. Enter your log-in and personal information and submit FSA ID information

2. Go to:   

  • Lake Tahoe Community College's Federal School Code is : 012907 

3. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (if taxes were filed)

     4. Need help?

    • Stop by the Financial Aid office, located in room A100
    • You can also call at (530)541-4660 x236 or email
    • If you are a DREAMer student, please visit our Dream Act webpage for more information and assistance, or call Financial Aid at (530) 541-4660 x 236

    *You must complete a FAFSA every year

    Allow 1-2 weeks for your FAFSA application to be processed and sent to Lake Tahoe Community College.

    You will receive two emails:

    1. Department of Education, to the email address provided on your FAFSA, with your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    2. Financial Aid Office confirming receipt of your FAFSA

    Check Passport to see what documents are required. Follow the steps below:

    1. Log into Passport

    2. Click on the Financial Aid icon in the middle of the homepage

    3. When downloading documents please make sure you are selecting 2017-2018

    • Files are reviewed in order of date received
    • During the file review process, additional document may be requested
    • Check your student email regularly for notifications
    • Files will not be processed until all required documents are submitted
    • The entire process may take 4-6 weeks (or longer if corrections are needed)


    • Eligible students will be notified by email
    • Check Passport for the results of your financial aid award

    1. Select WebAdvisor

    2. Choose 'Financial Aid'

    3. You may view award letter by year or term

    Visit the disbursement webpage to make your refund selection for how your funds will be distributed to you.

    • BankMobile will mail a refund selection kit to the mailing address on file with Enrollment Services
    • You should also receive an email from BankMobile to your student email account
    • Both the refund selection kit and the emial will contain a personal code you will use to sign up with BankMobile



    Types of Aid

    Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors fee waiver) is the enrollment fee waiver for California residents and AB540 eligible students. In order to qualify you must meet residency and income requirements.

    You can apply online or fill out the Promise Grant form (Promise Grant waiver Español). 2018-2019 California Promise Grant 

    LTCC offers a number of scholarship opportunities each spring quarter. The criteria and requirements are different for each, though most students will qualify for at least one. Please check our Scholarship webpage or the Financial Aid page in Passport for details.

    Provide up to $5,815 for the school year. Grant amounts are dependent upon (1) the student's financial need and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), calculated from their FAFSA information; and (2) the student's enrollment status (i.e. full time or part time).  

    Provide awards of up to $750 per school year. FSEOGs are awarded to students with the greatest financial need/lowest EFC on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

    Grants are financial aid awards that do not usually have to be repaid. They are awarded based on financial need. To apply for these programs, students must complete FAFSA On the Web. 

    Cal Grant B
    A California state program which awards funds to students from disadvantaged and low-income families. Early application deadlines apply for Cal Grants.  


    Cal Grant C
    Awarded to vocational students attending LTCC to acquire marketable job skills. It can assist students with fees and funds for training costs.

    A new federal program available to full-time students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients and who graduated from high school in 2005 or later. Verification that the student completed a rigorous program of study in high school will be required by the Financial Aid Office.

    The California Chafee Grant Program awards funds to eligible current or former Foster Youth. Eligible Chafee applicants are required to be, or to have been, in foster care between their 16th and 18th birthdays, and must not have reached the age of 22 by July 1st of the award year.


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    Federal Work-Study is a financial aid program that provides on-campus jobs to students with financial need. Students must complete FAFSA On the Web as the first step to establish eligibility for the work-study program. Work-study awards of up to $4,500 for the school year are made to LTCC students on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
    Direct Student Loans are borrowed money that must be paid back with interest. To request a Direct Student Loan, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then complete the Direct Loan Request Form.
    Parents of dependent students may borrow a Parent Plus Loan to help pay for the coast of a student’s education. Parent Plus Loan applications are available upon request from the Financial Aid Office.




    To receive federal financial aid, a student must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
    • Be enrolled as a regular student working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program;
    • Have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D);
    • Not be in default on any student loan;
    • Not owe a repayment on any student grant
    Note: If you do not meet the requirements listed above, contact Financial Aid Office staff to see if you may still be eligible for some financial aid programs!


    Additional Information and Resources

    LTCC Financial Aid Handbook 2018-19

    Net Price Calculator - Find out the costs for attending LTCC

    Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

    BankMobile Contract Disclosure


    AB 2086 Disclosure

    Currently, Lake Tahoe Community College has no programs that require California licensure.