Students should be determined in their search for financial assistance, fee waivers, and scholarships. It's like hunting for treasure, but it will not be as simple as following a map. However, it will not be as impossible as finding a pot of gold under a rainbow. Student financial aid experiences include (but are not limited to): applications, documentation, essays, and possibly other specific requirements depending on the major and, of course, on what a student is applying for. The Foundation Office, the Financial Aid Office, the EOPS office, and the Business Office are a few of the places where students will want to start looking for financial aid on campus.
The state of California and the federal government offer a variety of loans and grants. An Internet search for “Student Aid” is a great way to get started. Yes, it takes time, but it's worth it, especially if a student's future depends on it. New students at LACC are expected to go through an indoctrination session that introduces scholarships that are offered.