Financial Aid is available to all prospective and currently enrolled students who qualify and enroll in an approved career training program. Research for scholarships can be completed on-line at www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org.
Financial Aid Guidelines
Students will be evaluated a minimum of two times yearly for satisfactory academic progress. Students who are receiving scholarships and awards must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures provided at time of enrollment. These policies are independent of individual program standards of progress. Students receiving the Pell Grant must meet these minimum requirements to be eligible for payment.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Once your FAFSA has been successfully submitted, it will take 3-5 days to process and for the Financial Aid office to be able to see your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). Log on to your FAFSA account and check your SAR for errors and/or required verifications. Please have all verification documents with you. Email LTCFinAid@leonschools.net if you have questions. Please be sure to provide your contact information within the email.
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Fill Out and Submit Your FAFSA
You should receive an email within the hour stating that your FAFSA was successfully submitted. After you receive a second email from FAFSA stating that you have a SAR, log back into FAFSA and check your SAR for corrections and verification. This usually take 3–5 days to receive.
If you have a verification, go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcriptto get your official Tax Return Transcript or Verification of Non-filing letter and W-2.
Help is available for every question in the “Help Center” found on the top, right side of the web page.
When there are unusual situations or special circumstances that impact your federal student aid eligibility, federal regulations give a financial aid administrator discretion or professional judgment on a case-by-case basis and with adequate documentation to make adjustments to the data elements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form that impact your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to gain a more accurate assessment of your family’s ability to contribute to your cost of education.
Special Circumstances refer to the financial situations (loss of a job, etc.) that justify an aid administrator adjusting data elements in the COA or in the EFC calculation.
Unusual Circumstances refer to the conditions that justify an aid administrator making an adjustment to a student’s dependency status based on a unique situation (e.g., human trafficking, refugee or asylum status, parental abandonment, incarceration), more commonly referred to as a dependency override.
Please contact a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss your unique situation to determine if you may be eligible for a professional judgement.
All professional judgments must include documentation and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide as much documentation as possible to qualify for a professional judgment. All requests are required to be reviewed and approved by Financial Aid Officer, Financial Aid Coordinator and Administration.
Professional judgment requests are processed in the order they are received. Students will be notified via email or phone once a decision is made. There is no guarantee that this process will be completed prior to the end of registration period and applications must be approved to receive a deferment based on the finding.