Financial Aid

Financial AidLTCC can help you get money for college! Don't let cost get in the way of earning your certificate or degree. There are many options for our students, including: Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG), grants, and scholarships. It is free to apply, so get started today!


Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)

Available to California residents. The BOG will waive your per-unit enrollment fee.


- You are a student at a California community college, and have been determined to be a resident, or to be exempt from non-resident fees under AB 540, and;
- Have financial need based on a financial aid office review of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or;
- Are receiving TANF, SSI/SSP or General Assistance, or;
- Meet income standards
Fill out your application online or download the BOG waiver form (Spanish).

To fill out your free application for Federal Student Aid, follow the following steps:

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

1. Go to:

• 2017-2018 for Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018

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


2. FSA ID: Create a User Name and Password

• Login to: FAFSA or Federal Student Aid

- Click on "Create a FSA ID"

- Follow directions. Enter your login and personal information and submit your FSA ID information


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

• If the IRS Data Retrieval Tool does not work, order a Tax Return Transcript at IRS website or call 1(800) 908-9946 to request tax return transcripts


4. Need help?

• Stop by Financial Aid located in Room A100

• You can also call (530) 541-4660 x 236 or email

• If you are an AB540 or DACA student, please visit the Dream Act website for more information and assistance, or call Financial Aid at (530) 541-4660 x 236

*You must complete a new FAFSA each 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 with your Student Aid Report (SAR)

• Review the SAR for accuracy and read "Comment Codes"
• If corrections are made, allow an additional 1-2 weeks to process corrected information
2. Lake Tahoe Community College Financial Aid office confirming receipt
of your FAFSA
• Instructions are given to check the status on Passport

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

A. Log into Passport

B. Click on the Financial Aid tab on the lefthand side of the page

C. Select the correct year (e.g. 2017-18)

• Files are reviewed in order of date received

• During the file review process, additional documents 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


Visit the disbursement webpage for more information on how your funds are distributed.


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.

Federal Pell Grants
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).  

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
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.  

Cal Grant B
A California state program that 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.

The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

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.


Lake Tahoe Community College offers a number of scholarship opportunities each spring quarter. The criteria and requirements are different for each, but most students will qualify for at least one. Please check our Scholarship Bulletin Board or Scholarship page for details.