Questions and Answers from the U.S. Department of Education regarding COVID-19 - as of April 6, 2020
Financial Aid Update – March 30, 2020
While we are temporarily off campus, we are still continuing to process financial aid for the 2019-2020 year as we receive them. Award notifications are being sent your Saint’s mail as they are awarded. If you are a 2020 graduate, please make sure that your high school counselor mails your final official transcript once your graduation date has been posted.
At this time, current and prospective students should review our summer schedule at LBWCC Summer Schedule online and be ready for registration beginning on, April 6, 2020. You can review your financial aid offers in your myLBWCC account. Financial aid will be available to those who are registered 10 days prior to the first day of class. If you are a returning student and you have been registered as a full-time student Fall and Spring terms, you must be registered for at least 6 hours beginning the first day of the term to be eligible to receive Pell grant.
Students planning to attend Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 should complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at //studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Our school code in 008988. We will begin processing the upcoming school year by mid-April, no later than the first of May. If you have already completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA, additional information will be provided very soon. Keep checking your Saints mail for notifications from the financial aid staff.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at:
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Financial Aid Office
Andalusia: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenville & Luverne: email@example.com
LBWCC will be transitioning to a new student information system beginning approximately June 2020 for the Fall 2020 Semester. If you have completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA, we will be unable to begin processing until May 2020. Please keep checking your Saints Email and your personal email for updates.
LBWCC Finanical aid office will correspond with you through your Saints' Email beginning February 1, 2018. Make sure you check your email regularly. Students who have not applied for admission must apply before the financial aid office may begin processing FAFSA application.
Instructions for your Saints' Email can be found here.
To access your Saints' Email click here.
We Can Help
The Lurleen B Wallace Community College office offers a variety of programs and assistance for students seeking funding for their education. This includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), WIA/TAA, Vocational Rehabilitation, scholarships and other programs.
Student Financial Assistance
Through its financial assistance programs, Lurleen B Wallace Community College seeks to provide the opportunity for all deserving students to continue their education.
If you are a male who is at least 18 years old and born after December 31, 1959, you MUST be registered with Selective Service in order to receive Federal student aid.
To receive Pell Grant funding, a student must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The application opens each year on October 1. For more information on completing the FAFSA, please click here. Once the online application has been received by the college Financial Aid Office, the college will notify the student that the application has been received and, the student must contact the LBWCC Financial Aid office to finalize processing of the financial aid award. LBW Community College School Code is 008988.
LBWCC does not participate in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, but does cooperate with private lenders who offer alternative/private student loans. More information about alternative/private student loans can be obtained here.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
The WIA program offers assistance to selected eligible individuals who enter approved training programs at LBW Community College. The local Alabama Employment Office determines eligibility, and funds provided are based on the program in which the student has been accepted.
College Work Study Program
This is a campus-based employment program in which students are paid an hourly wage for employment. Students must apply for federal aid through the FAFSA, must be awarded Pell Grant by the college Financial Aid Office, and be a full-time student to be awarded a Work-Study position. They must also complete an application in the financial aid office. Awards are based on a first-come first-serve basis according to skills required for each position available.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. An LBWCC application for admission, official transcripts, and completed scholarship application must be on file at the college before a scholarship can be awarded. Types of scholarships include Presidential Honors; Ambassadors; Presidential Technical; Technical Waivers; Performing Arts in Music; Drama; Art and Athletic scholarships.
For more information regarding scholarships please contact Heather Owen at 334-881-2282 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Traditional students may also apply for scholarships from both the LBW Community College Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation for students who are 21 years of age and/or out of high school for at least one year. To apply, complete the online LBWCC Scholarship Application during the open dates each year for the following academic year and make the appropriate selection. Application packets are not considered complete unless all required documentation is included. Please remember, this is an online application only.
For more information on Foundation scholarships, contact: Christy Hawkins at (334) 881-2248 or email@example.com