FINANCIAL AID



How much does it cost to attend Lakeland?

Visit Tuition & Fees for more information about the cost to attend Lakeland.

What types of Financial Aid are available?

There are four basic types of financial aid which can be grouped into two categories:

Gift Assistance

  • Grants
  • Scholarships 

Self-Help Assistance

  • Employment
  • Loans

These are the possible parts of a financial aid package; the actual composition of a package will depend on financial need, program eligibility, special program involvement, and the availability of funds.

Eligibility for grant money is generally based on financial need. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, unless the donor instructs otherwise. Lakeland scholarships are available through academic and athletic departments, The Lakeland Foundation and a number of private donors and civic organizations. Student employment opportunities are available through Lakeland's Career Services Office. Loans are also included in the financial aid package.

The Financial Aid Office can assist you in completing the necessary applications for these funds.

What determines my eligibility?

To determine whether or not you qualify for financial aid, we compare the cost of attending Lakeland with your ability to contribute to that cost. This information will be taken from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application can submiited on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive financial aid?

To receive financial aid, you must first:

  • Earn a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen, if applying for income based assistance.
  • Register with the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • Be enrolled in a degree program or in a certificate program requiring at least 24 credit hours.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA.
  • Meet the standards published in the Standards of Academic Progress Policy for Federal Aid.

 

Can my financial aid be used in the bookstore and/or as Child Minders coupons?

Federal financial aid can be used to cover tuition, books, expenses, and supplies. In order for the Financial Aid Office to release your funds to the Bookstore or Cashier, you must first sign an Authorization form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. Funds will then be released. The Authorization Form can be submitted on-line through myLakeland or you may stop by the Financial Aid office to complete the form. The Authorization Form becomes a life-time document meaning, once you have completed it, the form remains valid for your entire career at Lakeland.

What is the Title IV School Code?

The Title IV School Code is 006804.

Does Lakeland have a tuition payment plan?

Yes. View Tuition Payment Plan information on the Tuition & Fees Page

Can I receive financial aid for the Community College 4-year college alliance?

Yes. Each person is handled individually. Contact the Financial Aid Office.