Types of Aid
Financial Aid Office
Student Services Building, 2nd fl.
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
(818) 704-8221 fax
Grants are gift-aid, which do not have to be repaid.
California College Promise Grant
The California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) is a state-funded program designed to waive enrollment fees charged by Los Angeles Pierce College. Since this is a waiver, there is no actual disbursement of funds. If you have already paid your enrollment fees and wish to receive a refund, you may apply at the Los Angeles Pierce College Business Office. Contact the Los Angeles Pierce College Business Office for the deadline to request a refund. Students must apply for the Fee Waiver every year. The Fee Waiver application is for Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. It is recommended that students reapply every Summer.
Cal Grant B and C
The Cal Grant Program is a state-funded program administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). There are two types of Cal Grant programs available at Los Angeles Pierce College: Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C. Cal Grant B is an access grant and Cal Grant C is a short-term vocational grant. These state funded Grant Programs are for California residents pursuing an eligible educational program. There is a six (6) approved unit minimum enrollment requirement in order to be eligible for payment. Preliminary selection for Cal Grants is determined by the California Student Aid Commission. Final selection is determined by the Los Angeles Pierce College, based upon CSAC's regulations. Students can only qualify for one Cal Grant award. For more information, contact the California Student Aid Commission at (888) 224-7268 or go to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) web site. If you have been awarded a Cal Grant, we recommend that you create an account at WebGrants 4 Students to track your Cal Grant eligibility. You may view a short video on how to create a WebGrants account as well as how to navigate your WebGrants portal. If you encounter errors with your WebGrants ID and/or resetting your password, call the California Student Aid Commission Student Support Line at (888) 224-7268.
Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)
The SSCG is a supplemental grant with the purpose of providing students with additional financial aid to help offset the total cost of community college and to encourage full-time attendance and successful on-time completion. Students must be receiving a Cal Grant B or C and is enrolled at least full-time per term. A maximum of $1,298 annual at $649 per term for eligible students who enroll and attend 12 through 14.99 units per term. A maximum of $4,000 annually at $2,000 per term for eligible students who enroll and attend 15 units per term.
Chaffe Grant is a grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The Chaffe Grant provides financial assistance to former and current foster youth for college and vocational training. Awards range up to $5,000. For more information, contact the CSAC Specialized Programs Operation Branch at (888) 224-7268 or go the California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth web site.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program is a federally-funded program that provides assistance to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a baccalaureate or first professional degree (U.S. degree or foreign degree) and who demonstrate financial need. Awards are based on the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. The EFC is calculated based on the information, such as income and assets on the FAFSA. Grants do not need to be repaid. Actual disbursements for the Federal Pell Grant will be adjusted based on enrollment. If your enrollment is less than full-time, you may not be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant disbursement based on your EFC.
In December 2011, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74). This law has significantly impacted the Federal Pell Grant Program. Effective July 1, 2012, students are now limited to 12 full-time semesters (or 600%) of Federal Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Federal Pell Grant. For more information, go to the Lifetime Eligibility Usage for Pell Grant web page.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Funding is limited and awarded to students with the lowest Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), submitted in their FAFSA by the March 2nd priority application deadline and completed their financial aid file by the April 1st priority funding deadline. Awards are subject to funding availability and are determined by the Los Angeles Pierce College Financial Aid Office. There is a six (6) approved unit minimum enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College to receive this award. Awards range from $100-$400 per academic year. Please note that since this is a limited funding program, not all students who meet the priority funding deadline may receive this grant. Awarding is based on meeting the priority funding deadline as well as by priority date.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Federal Work-Study funds are limited and subject to funding availability. FWS funds are awarded, subject to availability, to students who indicated on their FAFSA an interest in the program and who demonstrated financial need. Students must submit their FAFSA by the March 2nd priority application deadline and submit/complete their financial aid file by the May 1st priority funding deadline to be considered for this program.
FWS funds are earned through part-time employment authorized by the Los Angeles Pierce College Financial Aid Office. If your Award Letter includes FWS, the Financial Aid Office will provide specific instructions on how to find a job, the required paperwork and the rules and regulations governing the program. The FWS amount listed on your Award Letter is the maximum dollar amount you can earn through your assignment. You will be paid bi-weekly depending on hours worked and will not receive payment for any unearned funds remaining at the end of the academic year. There is a minimum unit enrollment requirement of six (6) approved units at Los Angeles Pierce College to qualify for this award. If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles Pierce College Financial Aid Office.Links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and/or Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and/or Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.