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  • We encourage students to apply by April 1. This gives students the best chance of receiving State Aid that is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete the FAFSA each year.
  • The FAFSA will require the student's household information. If the student is married, the spouse's information will also be required. Students under 24 are generally required to submit the parent's information.
  • Beginning in 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year, the FAFSA will be available October 1 rather than January 1. The FAFSA will use income information from two years prior to the academic year instead of the previous year.
  • Email is our official means of communication with students. Students are advised to check his/her campus email to avoid delays.

Prior Prior Year Information

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the FAFSA will be available October 1 rather than January 1. The FAFSA will use income information from two years prior to the academic year instead of the previous year.

If you plan to attend college from You will submit this FAFSA You can Submit FAFSA From Using income and tax informaiton from
July 1, 2016 -
June 30, 2017
2016-2017 January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 2015
July 1, 2017 -
June 30, 2018
2017-2018 October 1, 2016 -
June 30, 2018
2015
July 1, 2018 -
June 30, 2019
2018-2019 October 1, 2017 -
June 30, 2019
2016

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Application Steps

Step 1

Step 1: Complete Lone Star College Admissions Application

Complete the online admissions application or meet with an advisor at a campus for assistance. Lone Star College will only process financial aid applications after a student has successfully completed our admissions application.


Step 2

Step 2: Complete FAFSA

Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) through the U.S. Department of Education. You will be required to set up a FSA ID in the FAFSA process.

Note: The following school code is required for the FAFSA and LSCS financial aid applications: 011145


Step 3

Step 3: Submit Additional Information

You may be selected for a process called Verification

If selected, you will be notified of any requirements via your LSCS campus e-mail address.  An e-mail account will be assigned to you after completing an admissions application. You can check your e-mail by logging into myLoneStar. Promptly submit the requested information to avoid delays.

View the Process for Financial Aid Verification


Step 4

Step 4: Review your award

It takes approximately three weeks to process financial aid applications. Once you have been awarded, you can view your Financial Aid package in myLoneStar.


Step 5

Step 5: Complete Direct Loan Process

If you are accepting a student loan, you must complete entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) requirements before you can receive funds.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS data retrieval tool allows financial aid applicants and their parents to directly transfer tax information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Ineligible to Use Data Retrieval