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.
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Financial aid is made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships, employment, and loans. This assistance makes it possible for students to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their family cannot meet the full cost of the college they choose to attend.
The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help all students achieve their educational objectives through the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid programs. The Financial Aid Office is also committed to providing SMC students access to an education that can enrich their lives and empower them in the global community of tomorrow.
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.
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
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.
The Financial Aid Office administers federal, state, and institutional programs designed to expand college access. The available financial assistance comes in the form of grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. The assistance makes it possible for individuals to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their families cannot meet the full cost of post-secondary education.
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.