Types of Aid

  • 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.
  • Cal Grant
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.
  • Chafee Grant
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.  Learn more >>
  • Direct Student Loans
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.
  • Federal SEOG Grant
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.
  • Federal Work Study
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. 
  • California College Promise Grant

California College 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.

  • Parent Plus Loans
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. 
  • Pell Grant
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).  
  • Scholarships

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.


Have a question?

América Ramírez
Interim Director of Financial Aid

(530) 541-4660 x 236

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm


Financial Aid TV

Short videos to help you understand the financial aid process.