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  • We encourage students to apply by April 1. This gives students the best chance of receiving State Aid with limited funding, that is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete the FAFSA each year.
  • The FAFSA (or TASFA) 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 parent information.
  • The FAFSA (or TASFA) will use income information from two years prior to the academic year.
  • Email is our official means of communication with students. Students are advised to check their campus email to avoid delays.

Prior-Prior Year Information

The FAFSA (and TASFA) will use income information from two years prior to the academic year.

If you plan to attend college from You will submit this FAFSA You can Submit FAFSA From Using income and tax information from
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 2023-2024 October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 2021
July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 2024-2025 January 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 2022

Application Steps

Step 1

Step 1: Complete Lone Star College Admissions Application

Visit the Admissions Office for assistance with completing the application through ApplyTexas. Lone Star College will only process financial aid applications after a student has successfully completed our admissions application.

Step 2

Step 2: Complete FAFSA or TASFA

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.  The paper TASFA application can be accessed on the LSC Financial Aid Forms page or online at the state website

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

Step by step how to complete FAFSA/TASFA


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 offer

It takes approximately three weeks (or more) to process financial aid applications. Once you have been offered financial aid, you will be notified via email and you can view your Financial Aid package in myLoneStar.

Step 5


Step 5: Complete Direct Loan Process

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


How to Videos

How to Check Your Financial Aid To Do List

How to View Your Financial Aid Offers

How to Check Your SAP Status

How to Decline (or Accept) Student Loans

How to Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note


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