How Do I Maintain My Education Benefits at Lake Erie College?

  • As part of your initial admission process, submit these documents to the School Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office:
    • Your certificate of eligibility.
    • Your course schedule for the semester if you are not yet registered.
    • The LEC Request for Enrollment Certification Form.
    • In addition, complete the FAFSA form for any additional financial aid, such as grants or loans, for which you may be eligible.
  • At the beginning of each academic year, complete a new FAFSA form at fafsa.gov.
  • At the beginning of each semester, submit these documents to the School Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office:
  • Whenever any of these changes are made to your registration, you must report them to the Financial Aid Office. These changes may affect your benefits.
    • Adding or dropping a class – report the effective date of change or the last day of attendance in class.
    • Auditing a class – report this grade option. Please be aware that the VA will not pay for audited classes.
    • Withdrawing from a class – report the last day of attendance in the class.
    • Repeating a class – report any class that is repeated for credit. Please be aware that the VA will pay for a repeated class only if the initial grade was an F.
    • Receiving an NA (never attended) or an (I) Incomplete – Please be aware that the VA will not pay for these classes. You will be responsible for repaying any money received for these classes.