University description (as per official university website)
Long Beach City College, also called "City", is a community college located in Long Beach, California, United States. It was established in 1927.
Long Beach City College has the following schools and colleges under its wings,
* School of Business and Social Science
* School of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences
* School of Health and Science
* School of Language Arts
* School of Learning Resources, Teaching and Technologies
* School of Physical Education and Athletics
* School of Trade and Industrial Technologies
The College has an Alpha Gamma Sigma chapter in each of its campuses.
The College sports team is called the Vikings. The official mascot is Ole the Viking.
Notable alumni of the College include Melanie Lofton, American reporter; Pat McCormick, two-time Olympic platform and springboard diver; and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, actor.
Long Beach City College prepares students to be successful in the world of the 21 st century.
Sitting at a global crossroads, the college constantly crafts its educational programs to meet the needs of students living in:
* A world of increased complexity and speed
* A world both global and remarkably accessible
* A world technologically advanced but intensely interdependent.
A culturally diverse college, Long Beach City College welcomes all people who desire to grow and serve.
The college nurtures a vibrant environment that cultivates a passion for learning which continues for life.
Long Beach City College is a comprehensive community college that provides open and affordable access to quality associate degree and certificate programs, workforce preparation, and opportunities for personal development and enrichment. The college develops studentsí college-level skills and expands their general knowledge, enables their transfer to four-year institutions, prepares them for successful careers or to advance in their current careers, and fosters their personal commitment to lifelong learning. Based upon a commitment to excellence, college programs foster and support the intellectual, cultural, economic and civic development of our diverse community.
Determining Financial Aid Eligibility
Beyond high school, it is the family's responsibility to pay for their children's education. Some families, though, are unable to pay for college for their children and that's where financial aid comes in. The purpose of financial aid is to help needy families pay for the education of their students. Within that simple statement are the concepts upon which financial aid eligibility is determined.
The Ability of the Family to Pay
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was created by the Department of Education for the purpose of determining the financial strength of the students' family. Students who are dependent (see the Dependent vs. Independent link to the left) must report their income as well as the income of their parents. Independent students report their income and the income of their spouse, if married.
When the FAFSA is processed, it produces a number called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is the theoretical amount that the family can afford to pay toward the student's educational expenses.
Cost Of Education
It is the responsibility of Financial Aid Offices to set the cost of education (see the link at the left for the LBCC Cost of Education). These costs include tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.
Awarding Financial Aid
Financial aid is awarded according to the simple formula:
Financial Need = Cost of Education - the EFC
Some financial aid programs, such as FSEOG and FWS, require a zero EFC at Long Beach City College. Others, such as the Pell Grant, vary in amount according to the student's EFC. The total financial aid students may receive cannot exceed their Financial Need.