Dates and Deadlines

Beginning the Process - Dates and Deadlines

Before your financial aid application can be processed, you must be admitted and accepted to Lane Community College as a credit student. In addition, you must apply for financial aid each academic year you wish to receive funding.

It is important that you submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application as early as possible, but no earlier than October 1 prior to the academic year you are applying for. Lane's academic year begins with Summer term and ends with the following Spring term. You are given first consideration for campus-based funds if you apply by January 31 of the academic year, list Lane Community College on the FAFSA, (school code 003196), and submit all outstanding requirements in a timely manner. Campus-based funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The date you apply and the date all outstanding requirements are submitted can affect the amount of your financial aid awards.

Your FAFSA must be received and processed by the US Department of Education by no later than the last day of the academic year you are applying for. There are no exceptions to this deadline. It is important to note that, due to the length of time needed for the processing of aid, students who apply within 30 days of the last day of their enrollment period cannot be guaranteed delivery of their aid.

The awarding process can take several months, so be sure to PLAN AHEAD.

Dates and Deadlines at a glance:

Oct 1 Earliest date to submit FAFSA application to Federal Processor. Apply online at
Jan 31 Early applicant deadline for sending FAFSA to Federal Processor for consideration of campus-based funding.
May 15 Approximate date first group of award letters are mailed to students with completed files and no Financial Aid holds.
Late Applicants Students applying within 30 days of the last day of their enrollment period cannot be guaranteed delivery of aid. See Financial Aid staff for more information.
ASAP Inform Financial Aid of any outside/private scholarships received.