Lane College is keenly aware that many students cannot afford the increasing cost of a college education without financial assistance. The Office of Financial Aid is staffed with experienced financial aid counselors to assist students and parents in completing the financial aid process Most eligible students receive a combination of financial aid including federal and state grants, scholarships, work study, and student loans. Every effort is made to allocate the limited pool of institutional funds to as many eligible students as possible. We urge all students to apply for financial aid as early as possible, preferably by March 31 of each calendar year. New students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA Application is required of all students seeking federal financial aid (including loans). The completed Application is to be submitted to the Lane College Office of Financial Aid or the federal application processor.