University description (as per official university website)
For over 60 years, Los Angeles Harbor College has been the college of choice for Harbor-area residents seeking educational excellence with a personal touch.
From its beginning in September of 1949 when the first students passed through the doors, Harbor College has grown from a technically oriented college into a comprehensive institution of higher learning with a broad spectrum of transfer, vocational, and community services programs.
Today, the nearly 8,000 students that enroll each semester in credit courses reflect the diverse ethnic composition of the communities served by the college. One of nine two-year public community colleges comprising the Los Angeles Community College District, Harbor College prides itself on being the college of choice for the nearly 400,000 residents of Carson, Harbor City, Gardena, Lomita, San Pedro, Wilmington, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Harbor College also takes pride in being a leader among community colleges in educational applications of modern technology. True to its tradition, Harbor College is energetically working to implement techniques and programs to prepare its students for the rapidly changing workplace. An important part of that effort is Harbor College\'s firm commitment to creating and building partnerships with local business, community, and civic organizations to maximize the quality and scope of its educational programs.
To be considered for financial aid, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:
* 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 their stay in the U.S. is for other than a temporary purpose.
* Show that they have financial need.
* Be making satisfactory 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 a Perkins Loan (formerly National Direct Student Loan), Stafford Loan (formerly Guaranteed Student Loan), or Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS) or Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) at any school the student attended.
* Must not owe money on a Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) or State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG).
* Be registered with the Selective Service if required to do so.
* Students who are not high school graduates must provide documentation of ability to benefit by passing a federally approved independently administered test.
A more comprehensive explanation of satisfactory academic progress standards, financial aid programs, procedures, and regulations can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office and from brochures available in the Student Activities, Counseling, Admissions, and/or Financial Aid Offices.