University description (as per official university website)
MISSION: Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is committed to providing an environment for quality learning to enrich the lives of our diverse population.
VISION: Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a learner-centered institution dedicated to meeting the needs of learners – the students and community who access the college for programs; and the faculty, staff and administrators who provide learning opportunities and support. We subscribe to the premise that the learner is at the center of what we do in creating opportunities, providing an environment conducive to learning and working, establishing a place where the discourse of ideas can occur and where individuals can have experiences without sacrificing their individuality. Our foundations are driven by our institutional core values.
HISTORY: A dedicated group of residents led by Mrs. Odessa Cox saw a 20-year vision become reality when the Los Angeles Board of Education approved plans for a new community college. Los Angeles Southwest College opened its doors on September 11, 1967 with 600 students and 22 full-time faculty members. Today, LASC has more than 8,000 students credit and non-credit students, 75 full-time faculty members and 150 adjunct instructors from all areas of expertise and industry. It is an educational and cultural hub of the southern Los Angeles and surrounding communities under the leadership of President Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III.
To apply for financial and state financial aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is an all-inclusive form that allows students to apply for all programs. Students applying for Scholarships must complete additional applications that may be requested from LASC Financial Aid Office. FAFSA applications are available at College Financial Aid Offices, high schools, counseling Offices, and libraries. Mail the completed FAFSA application in the envelope provided to:
Federal Student Aid Programs
Students may also apply electronically on the World Wide Web. Click here to apply online: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
(Note: Be sure to print and mail the signature page when you transmit your application.)
Note: Financial Aid applicants must use their own social security number on all documents that you submit.