University description (as per official university website)
The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is the highest college in California.
Opened in 1975, approximately 4,000 students come through the doors each quarter. Beyond the classrooms and labs, the 164-acre wooded campus features a 192-seat black box theater, extensive art labs and a demonstration garden. A 26,000 square foot gymnasium with a dance studio and fitness education center and a student center, which includes a café, Internet terminals, and teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program were opened in 2002. In 2006 the college opened a new 27,000 square foot library and adjoining art gallery. The library is equipped with wireless Internet access for students to conduct research right from their own laptops.
The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College. The college is also approved for veteran’s benefits.
The college calendar is based on the quarter system, each quarter being twelve weeks long. Following the three quarters there is a six week summer session. For dates and deadlines go to Calendar.
The college offers certificates and associate degrees from culinary arts to computer studies. With our 49 full-time faculty members students come first
Outdoor recreation can be found all year in South Lake Tahoe, a town of about 24,000 residents. Students are within minutes of three ski resorts. There are 14 resorts in all around the lake. Summer brings water sports, fishing, hiking, camping and an extensive network of mountain biking trails. The sun shines an average 75 percent or 274 days each year giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevada.
Am I eligible for financial aid?
Download a PDF version of the BOGW form here
To receive federal financial aid at Lake Tahoe Community College, a student must meet the following requirements:
Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
Be enrolled as a regular student working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program;
Have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) OR complete an Ability-to-Benefit test with a minimum score set by the Department of Education;
Not be in default on any student loan;
Not owe a repayment on any student grant.
Note: If you do not meet the requirements listed above, contact Financial Aid Office staff to see if you may still be eligible for some financial aid programs!