Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is dedicated to assisting students who need financial aid to attend college. The College offers various scholarships and students who are enrolled in any program of study are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Applying for Financial Aid

The most important factor in applying for financial aid is to apply early. Students may apply as soon as federal tax returns for the previous year are completed. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed. These worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Office. Students must apply via the internet at The priority date for filing financial aid is June 1 of each year. The Title IV code for LBWCC is 008988.

General Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for Federal Financial Aid a student must meet all of the following requirements: 1. Demonstrate financial need;

2. Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen; 3. Have a valid Social Security number;

4. Be registered with Selective Service, for males between 18 and 25. 5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress in a program of study; 6. Not be in default on a federal loan or owe a refund on a grant received for attendance at any post-secondary institution, and 7. Not be convicted of drug possession or drug sale, while receiving financial aid. 8. Show qualification to obtain a college or career technical education by: a. Having a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate; or b. Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law; or c. Enrolling in an eligible career pathways program.

Verification Data

Applications may be selected for verification by the Department of Education. Those selected may be required to submit to the Financial Aid Office the following information: 1. A signed copy of Federal Tax Transcript and W- 2’s, 2. A signed copy of parent’s and/or spouse’s Federal Tax Transcript and W- 2’s. To obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript, go to and click on the “Order a Retu rn or Account Transcript” link, or call 1 -800-908-9946. 3. A verification worksheet, and/or 4. Other information as requested by the Financial Aid Office.

Students may review their financial aid requirements online at by selecting


2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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