Covering College Costs


Federal and State Funding for Education

Grants are a type of financial aid that is awarded to a student and is not required to be paid back. The amount of grant money awarded is based on demonstrated financial need which is determined by the information provided on your FAFSA application.


Direct Loans
The William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

Long Beach City College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans). This is a low-cost student loan program and is a suitable option for students. As a low-cost community college with grants and fee waivers available, we feel that it provides sufficient financial support to students in need and is the only student loan program for which we will certify an application.


Federal Work Study
On-campus jobs for students in need

The Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally-funded aid program that provides on-campus work positions to qualifying Long Beach City College students. Students must meet the financial aid requirements to qualify for a position and can apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.