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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 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 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 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, 2022 - June 30, 2023||2022-2023||October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023||2020|
|July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024||2023-2024||October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024||2021|
|July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025||2024-2025||Prior to January 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025||2022|
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: 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 by step how to complete FAFSA/TASFA
Courtesy of get2College of Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF)
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.
Step 4: Review your offer
It takes approximately three weeks to process financial aid applications. Once you have been offered financial aid, you can view your Financial Aid package in myLoneStar.
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.
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
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)