Procedures for Applying
Lackawanna College makes every effort to provide financial assistance to all eligible students. Inquiries concerning financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office by calling 570.961.7859.
You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Lackawanna College's School Code of 003283.
When completing the FAFSA, please use your name exactly as it appears on your Social Security card. If your name has changed and you have not updated the Social Security Administration, please do that first before completing the FAFSA. We recommend you complete your FAFSA for the upcoming year when you complete your federal income tax form. To be considered for the maximum amount of aid possible, we recommend you submit your FAFSA by May 1st of the upcoming academic year. If you miss that date it isn't too late...you can file at any time during your period of enrollment but no later than June 30th of the following year, whichever comes first.
Your processed FAFSA from the federal government will then be sent to us with certain messages attached. Based on these messages, additional information may be needed from you. Once we have all your completed information your record is ready to be awarded. We award students and send out award letters for the upcoming academic year based on the calculations from your FAFSA.
With funds available to the College, the Office of Financial Aid attempts to meet as much of the student's educational expenses as possible, less the expected family contribution. Additional financial need is often met with loans or Federal work-study awards. A total financial aid package often consists of grants, work, scholarships and/or loans. Students have the option of reducing or canceling loans. With the exception of Work-Study, all aid accepted must be applied directly to the student's actual educational expenses.
Costs at Lackawanna College
Awards and Adjustments
Students should carefully read all of the financial aid information to understand how financial aid is processed at Lackawanna College. There are many circumstances which could change a student's financial aid eligibility. Some of these may even occur after the student is enrolled and has received financial aid. Some examples of situations that could change aid eligibility include the following:
- You add or withdraw from a course or courses or never attend a class.
- Your FAFSA or other financial documents your submitted are inaccurate, incomplete or have conflicting information.
- You change your program of study.
- You receive additional monies from sources not listed on your financial aid award letter such as the PHEAA State Grant, private scholarships, vocational rehabilitation assistance, veteran benefits, employee tuition assistance, etc.
- You do not maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (see page on Academic Progress for more details).
- You register for a repeat course.
- You receive all F's for a term and it is determined you stopped attending the class prior to 60% of the term being completed.