University description (as per official university website)
Laney College was established in 1953 as Oakland City College. It is the flagship campus of the Peralta Community College District. The college is spread over 60 acres in Oakland, California. As of June 2008, Laney College had more than 13,000 students, including approximately 500 international students. The college offers more than 40 degrees and about 28 certificate programs. It is organized into the following academic units:
* Division of Business, Math, and Sciences
* Division of Community Partnerships and Workforce Development
* Division of Fine and Applied Arts, Communications, and Physical Education
* Division of Humanities, Language Arts, and Social Sciences
* Division of Vocational Technology
According to the Laney College Fact Sheet of June 2008, the college has 29% African American, 32% Asian, 16% White, and 13% Latino students.
The sports teams of Laney College are known as the Eagles. The teams include football, baseball, track and field, volleyball, water polo, swimming and diving, and basketball. The mascot is named Eddie the Eagle.
The Departments of Education and Labor have established a new web site to assist those who are unemployed. Indeed, many unemployed individuals do not know they may be eligible for Pell Grants and other need-based student aid. Most also do not know of the ability of financial aid administrators to adjust financial aid eligibility based on their special circumstances. The web site provides information on financial aid, labor tools, and other key resources available for unemployed workers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO: http://www.opportunity.gov/.
Summer Pell Grant sign-up begins April 1, 2009
If you are an eligible Pell Grant Applicant & you were not paid full time Pell for fall 2008 or the spring 2009 semester or you wish to attend in summer 2009 only, you may be eligible to receive a summer Pell Check.
Your 2008-2009 Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file at Laney and you must meet satisfactory academic progress standards.
Attention All FAFSA Applicants
We are now accepting Student Aid Reports (SAR)
for 2009 – 2010 school year.
Bring your SAR to the Financial Aid Counter. The sooner you submit your application, the faster file will be processed.
If you have not applied for your 2009 – 2010 Financial Aid you should do so now. Apply online @ http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 2009 – 2010 Financial Aid is based on your 2008 income. Be prepared to show proof of income for 2008 and to provide copies of transcripts from all prior colleges and universities you have attended. You may be asked to provide other documentation or to fill out additional forms. Please go to Financial Aid Facts for more information.
All students must now apply for Financial Aid online at:
For information and assistance, please visit our campus Financial Aid Office. If you have completed more that 90 units by July 2009 then you must petition to continue. You may ask for a 09-10 Petition Form at the Financial Aid Office counter. Students must apply each year beginning in January for the next academic year. Early applications receive first priority for available funds. Every effort will be made to offer assistance in the students’ native languages.