University description (as per official university website)
General InformationPhoto of Mission College's lawn with view of the Learning Resource Center in the background.
Los Angeles Mission College serves the educational needs of our neighbors in the San Fernando Valley. Throughout our 30-year history, community support and involvement has been one of Mission College's most valued resources. We invite you to be part of Mission College!
We're located in Sylmar and have strong, historical ties to our neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, our enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.
College Mission Statement
The mission of Los Angeles Mission College is the success of our students. To facilitate their success, Los Angeles Mission College provides accessible,affordable, high quality learning opportunities in a culturally and intellectually supportive environment by:
* Encouraging students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners;
* Ensuring that students successfully transfer to four-year institutions, find meaningful employment, improve their basic skills, and enrich their lives through continuing community education;
* Providing services and programs that improve the life of its immediate community.
To be eligible for financial aid, students must meet the following minimum requirements:
* Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (a permanent resident who has valid documentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security verifying that his/her stay in the U.S. is for other than a temporary purpose).
* Be making satisfactory academic progress in a course of study leading to an AA/AS degree, certificate, or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
* Not be in default on any federal student loan (including but not limited to: Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Family Educational Loan or Direct Loan).
* Not owe a refund or overpayment on a federal or state educational grant.
* Be registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male.
* Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program of study during the academic year for which you are applying for financial aid.
* Have a valid Social Security number.
* Demonstrate an "Ability to Benefit" as defined below (students who meet one of the qualifications listed below have demonstrated the ability to benefit from post-secondary education in accordance with applicable federal regulations):
o received a high school diploma, or
o passed a high school proficiency examination, or
o received a certificate of General Education Development (GED), or
o passed an independently administered test that is approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.