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 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.
The FAFSA is available October 1 for the upcoming academic year. The FAFSA 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 his/her campus email to avoid delays.
Prior Prior Year Information
The FAFSA is available October 1. The FAFSA will use income information from two years prior to the academic year.
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.
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.
If you, the student, and/or parents answer yes to any of the following, you may not be able to use the Data Retrieval Tool.
Filed as Married Filing Separately if you are married.
Filed as Head of Household if you are married. Filed an amended tax return (1040X).
Filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return if you filed a tax return in Puerto Rico or a foreign country.
Recently filed taxes, if you filed taxes electronically within the last two weeks, or by mail within the last eight weeks. Recent filers may wait the 2 or 8 weeks and return to the FAFSA and use the tool if eligible.