University description (as per official university website)
School of Business - About Us
Empire College School of Business offers a variety of career training programs in a supportive, friendly environment. There are no closed classes or unrelated coursework – we focus on giving you the knowledge you will need in your business career in the California job market. There are various Sonoma county colleges and Santa Rosa colleges to choose from, but we’re confident that Empire provides students with the best education.
Since 1961, the School of Business has dedicated its resources to providing quality career education that gives graduates an advantage in the job market. We have a long track record and history of placing students in careers they can find success in.
Empire College School of Business may be for you if:
* You are a hands-on learner
* You like small, personalized classes
* You want to concentrate on subjects that relate to your career field instead of general education courses
* You are interested in business management courses
* You want to be independent and ready to begin your career in just 6 to 18 months
* You enjoy learning from teachers who are supportive and are personable – but also give you a serious education
* You don't want to worry about closed classes or parking
* You want a college that provides job placement assistance – for life
At Empire College, we believe that education is one of the most important assets you will acquire during your lifetime. We also believe that the success of our graduates is our legacy.
School of Law - History
For the past 35 years, Empire College School of Law has been providing a rigorous and quality evening Juris Doctor education for students wishing to pursue a career in the field of law. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our graduates, including members of the judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Merced counties.
Currently, more than 50 practicing attorneys (including several judges) from the North Bay area serve as professors, teaching in their specialty areas. They make the realities of law come alive in a classroom setting that retains its personalized, professional, and participatory atmosphere.
Empire College School of Law also has a proud history of community outreach. Currently, students participate in a variety of clinics offering free legal services to elderly, disabled, and low-income citizens. In addition, Empire School of Law was awarded the Small Claims Advisory for Sonoma County in 2005, through which students assist clients with a variety of legal matters.
School of Business - History
The School of Business has been helping students reach their full potential since it was founded in 1961. We have a long school history of placing Empire College graduates in positions in the career fields of their choice.
We have dedicated our resources to providing quality career education that gives graduates an advantage in the job market, and we work hard to help our students achieve their career goals after graduation. This is not only our goal, but our passion.
Empire College cares about our students. We understand that not everyone can easily pay for college. This is why we accept many forms of financial aid and assistance to help you in achieving your dreams.
Federal and state financial aid programs are administered by Empire College School of Business to all students determined to be eligible and who maintain satisfactory progress. Eligibility for all financial aid programs is based upon a "Need Analysis" and/or prior academic performance.
Federal Pell Grant (awards up to $5,350): Considered the "ground floor" program of all need-based financial aid, this program provides grant money that requires no repayment after graduation.
Cal Grant A: This grant assists with tuition and fees. Your course of study must be for at least two academic years.
Cal Grant B: The Cal Grant B program provides a living allowance and tuition and fee assistance.
Cal Grant A and B Entitlement: Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 GPA, meets the basic requirements and applies by the deadline will receive a Cal Grant A or B Entitlement award.
Cal Grant C: Cal Grant C awards may be used to pay for tuition and training costs. Funding is available for up to two years. To qualify, your course of study must be at least four months long.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) (awards up to $500): This federally funded program is designed to assist economically deprived students attain higher education. The program differs from the Pell Grant and the Cal Grant programs in that the College determines eligibility. Grants are based on financial need and do not require repayment.