Financial Aid is monies made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, loans, fee waivers, scholarships, and part-time employment. These monies are available to make it possible for students to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and their family cannot meet the full costs of the postsecondary school they choose to attend. The basis for such assistance is the belief that students (and their parents) have the primary responsibility for meeting their educational costs.
We are committed to providing quality service, guidance and resources to students in the pursuit of their educational goals. We are also committed to providing accurate information about the financial aid process, and supporting the overall campus mission. Based on your calculated financial need, you will be considered for grants, loans, and student employment. The federal programs are Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Direct Loan.
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is partnered with the California Community College Chancellor's Office Foster Youth Success Initiative to provide assistance to our foster youth students. The goals of this initiative are to improve: Access to student services and resources; Access to academic support; Retention; Academic performance; Completion of units; Completion of programs and degree; and Transfer rates to baccalaureate.
We offer many services for students at Los Angeles Harbor College. On this site you can find information about applying for financial aid, scholarships, loans, and important financial aid forms. We also offer many resources for Veterans and Former Foster Youth.
The Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Education Program provides quality education and support activities that is mandated by the State of California to the caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the medical, educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth.
The Guardian Scholars Program is designed to provide support for current and former foster youth attending Valley College. The program joins together the efforts of all campus student support services to assist students in reaching their academic goals.
The Guardian Scholars Program supports the academic and personal goals of current and former foster youth attending Santa Monica College. Our goal is to support, connect and increase academic awareness and achievement as students embark on their journey within higher education.