Financial aid for PCC students is available from federal, state, local, and institutional programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study to assist students in meeting some but not all of the cost associated with attending Pasadena City College.
USC administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the United States, with a long tradition of meeting the USC-determined financial need of applicants who meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines. Two-thirds of USC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, including merit scholarships, need-based grants, Federal Work-Study and loans.
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.
The purpose of student financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend college. Although it is expected that students and parents will make a maximum effort to meet the cost of education, financial aid is available to fill the gap between family resources and the annual educational expenses. Financial aid is intended to supplement the family’s existing income/financial resources and should not be depended upon as the sole means of income to support other non-educational expenses. Financial aid is available from various sources
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 LACC Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) serves students who are current, former or emancipated foster youth who are pursing a path within higher education. GSP’s mission is to support the well-being and empower students on their educational journeys to earning a Career Technical Certificate, Associate’s Degree, and/or transfer to a university while providing academic and personal guidance.