University description (as per official university website)
Santa Ana College was founded in the year 1915. The college covers more than 45 acres of land at the corner of Bristol and 17th streets in Santa Ana, California. The college also has a satellite campus in Orange, California.
Santa Ana College offers several courses and is organized into a number of academic departments. Some of these deal with areas of study like accounting, anthropology, sociology, women's studies, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, economics, fashion design and merchandising, history, international business, pharmacy technician and television courses.
Santa Ana College offers more than $400,000 in scholarships to its students each academic year. The names of the scholarship recipients are proclaimed at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
Financial Aid Programs
Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)
This is a State program for California residents to assist in payment of enrollment fees at community colleges. There are three ways to qualify for a BOGW:
You demonstrate financial need or
You or your family is receiving TANF/CalWorks (formerly AFDC), or SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or General Assistance/ General Relief or
You / Your family meet(s) specific income standards based on family size.
Cal Grant programs are available to California residents attending an eligible college in California. The programs are administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The annual application deadline is March 2.
Cal Grant A-eligibility is based on financial need and GPA. Assistance is provided to meet tuition and fee costs at four-year institutions. Awards may be placed on "reserve" for community college recipients until transfer to a four-year institution. Award amounts: $2,046 at CSU, $4,984 at UC, $9,708 at independent colleges.
Cal Grant B-eligibility is based on demonstration of substantial financial need. Assistance is provided in meeting living expenses (i.e. books and supplies, housing and transportation). The maximum award amount is $1,551 per year.
Cal Grant C-assists eligible students enrolled in a vocational training program with related training expenses (i.e. equipment, books, supplies, etc.). The maximum awards amount is $576.
Federal PELL Grant
This grant, which does not have to be repaid, is a federally funded program designed to be the foundation of financial aid for undergraduates who demonstrate need. 'The amount of the Pell Grant is base on the cost of attendance, the calculated family contribution, and the student's enrollment status. At RSCCD, payments are twice each semester -once at the beginning of the term and then recalculated based on mid-term enrollment status. Award amounts varied from $200 to $4,731.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
A federally funded grant available to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority in awarding FSEOG funds must be given to Pell Grant recipients. The maximum award amount at RSCCD is $600 per academic year. Minimum enrollment is six units per semester.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Grant
A state funded program designed to meet direct or supplemental educational costs of families with low incomes based on State guidelines. Book services, which do not require repayment, are available to full-time students who are EOPS eligible and active EOPS students.
Eligibility is determined by the EOPS Department to assist eligible students with child care expenses.
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
A federally funded program that provides employment opportunities to students with financial need. Students awarded FWS receive an allocation of funds to be earned through part-time jobs on campus. FWS provides an excellent "learning process" through on-the-job training. Maximum award amount at RSCCD is $3,000. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six units during periods of employment.