University description (as per official university website)
ELAC - E7 Technology BuildingEAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE has an international, multicultural student body that complements the 14 communities comprising its primary service area. The college offers both academic transfer courses which prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities and occupational programs which prepare students for careers in two years or less.
Many of the students who transfer from East Los Angeles College to a four-year university move on to nearby California State University, Los Angeles, or to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The college is located in the suburban community of Monterey Park, California, ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Facilities include an Instructional Center; Bookstore; Cafeteria; Library; 20,000 seat sports stadium; 2,000 seat auditorium; and a 1,500 seat indoor swim stadium. The Associated Students Organization emphasizes social and cultural programs representative of the varied student body. Campus clubs have open membership to students who are members of the Associated Students Organization. A computer center in the Student Activities Center offering internet access to ASO members was recently opened and has quickly become a popular gathering place.
The location of the College allows for recreational activities in the desert, the mountains, at the beach and numerous amusement parks and special attractions for which Southern California is well known.
To be considered for financial aid, students must generally meet the following minimum requirements.
* Must be a U.S citizen or an eligible non-citizen. an eligible non-citizen is a U.S permanent resident who has documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service verifying that his/her stay in the U.S is for other than a temporary purpose
* Show financial need
* Make satisfactory academic progress in a course of study leading to an AA or AS degree, certificate, or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program
* Not be in default on any loans such as Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), SLS Loans (Supplemental Loans for Students), or FPLUS Loans (Parental Loans for Undergraduate Students) at any school attended
* Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (FSEOG) or State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG)
* Must be registered with the Selective Service if required to do so
* Must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program
* Have a valid Social Security Number
* Demonstrate an Ability to Benefit as defined below
Ability to Benefit
Students who meet one of the qualifications listed below has demonstrated the ability to benefit from a college education in accordance with applicable Federal Regulations.
* Received a high school diploma; or
* Passed a high school proficiency exam; or
* Received a certificate of General Education Development (GED); or
* Successfully completed a two-year program (minimum 48 units) that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's degree. This student may be admitted on the basis that he or she has the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma; or
* Passed an independently administered test that is approved by the Secretary of the Department of Education.
Non-high school graduate students who have been continuously enrolled and have satisfactorily completed at least six (6) units can be exempt from taking the approved test. Students in this category must have a counselor's certification of ability to benefit. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office for detail.