After High School
The Trojan Guardian Scholar (TGS) program helps enable students who attend the University of Southern California to experience the campus to its fullest and to achieve their goals of academic excellence, self-sufficiency, and successful professional careers in their desired fields.
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.
First-year admission to USC is highly competitive, and the admission process takes into consideration a variety of factors.The following link can help answer many of the questions you may have: http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/applynow.html
Being accepted to UCLA is more than a badge of honor. It's a responsibility. As a student, you will be charged with impacting the world from the moment you step on campus. You will be given every resource and opportunity that comes with the second-highest ranked public university in the nation.
The Academic Advancement Program (AAP), a multiracial program, represents the best of what United States society aspires to: access, equity, opportunity, and excellence. AAP encourages and promotes academic achievement and excellence by providing students with: peer learning (tutoring); academic programs; academic, personal, and career counseling; graduate and professional school mentoring; scholarships; research opportunities and stipends; opportunities to participate in innovative science programs; and a computer lab.
College Sponsorship provides financial assistance for foster youth to attend four year colleges/universities without the fear of an overwhelming financial burden and offers support services and personalized attention to recipients, with the goal of increasing college graduation rates for foster youth. Program services include:
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.
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.
The mission of EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) is to assist eligible Santa Monica college students who have historically experienced economic and educational challenges. To increase access, retention and goal completion, EOPS provides the following services: academic, career, personal and transfer counseling; priority registration; supplemental textbook assistance; educational, transfer and career development workshops; one-on-one tutoring; educational and cultural activities; application fee waivers to four-year institutions; and much more!