Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Home

Laney College offers  wide variety of financial aid programs and services to help you meet your educational costs. The college participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG), the Federal College-Work Study Program, and the Board of Governors Waiver Program (BOGFW).


Laney School Code: 001266


Hours for Financial Aid

Spring 2016 Semester

Effective JAN 4th, 2016 through  May 27th, 2016

Monday            8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Please be advised that the Financial Aid Office may close the line 30-45 minutes prior to posted closing time in order to ensure our closing on time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Spring 2016

Financial Aid Workshops

Every Thursday


02/08/16 to 05/26/16


1:30 – 3:30 

Room: F170-A


Please Note:  Students who come to the workshops should bring the following Documents and/or Information:


>     Parents’ 2014  Federal tax return, Social security number(s), and Date(s) of Birth  UNLESS

  • You were born before January 1, 1992
  • You are married
  • Working on Maters/Doctorate
  • Currently in active duty
  • You have a child who receives more than half of his/her support from you
  • You are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces
  • Orphan since turning 13 years old
  • Ward of the court since turning 13 years old
  • In Foster Care since turning 13 years old
  • Emancipated minor
  • In legal Guardianship
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

The total amount of untaxed income received during 2014.  If you, your spouse, or your parent’s (if applicable) received any untaxed income during 2014, such as public assistance, social security benefits, or child support, you must report it on the financial aid application.





 THE FSA ID –a username and password –has replaced the

Federal Student Aid PIN

All students who have filed or will file for Federal Financial Aid must

create a FSA ID

*****FOR Dependent Students – A Parent must also file for a FSA ID *****

> Step 1 :  When logging into or, click the link to create an FSA ID.

> Step 2:  Create a username and password, and enter your e-mail address.

> Step 3:  Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers.

> Step 4:  If you have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID.  You can still create an FSA ID if you have forgotten or do not have a PIN.

> Step 5:  Review you information, and read and accept the terms and conditions.

> Step 6:  Confirm you e-mail address using the secure code, which will be sent to the e-mail address you entered when you created your FSA ID. Once you verify your e-mail address, you can use it instead of your username to log in to the websites.

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Appeal Applications

 Available at the Financial Aid Front Counter for PICK UP starting

Feb. 8th, 2016 

Deadline: TBD

Put this on your calendar


SPRING 2016 Semester Dates

  • January 25   Day and Evening Instruction Begins
  • January 30   Saturday Instruction Begins
  • February 7   Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive A Refund.

NOTE:  Short-term and open entry classes must be dropped within 10% of the first class meeting to receive a refund.

  • February 7    Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes Without a “W” appearing on Transcripts
  • February 7   Census Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment in Classes
  • February 11  Last Day to File for Pass/No Pass Grading option for Regular Session Classes                
  • April 23  Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive a “W” 
  • April 23  All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day
  • May 21  Saturday Instruction Ends
  • May 27  SPRING 2016 Session Ends
  • June 6  Grade Rosters/Rollbooks are due

Gainful-EmploymentGainful Employment


The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1). Full-time status is defined as a student that enrolls in 12 units for both the fall and the spring semesters of a given academic year.



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Application due: 

15th of Every Month



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A Chance to Win $15,000 Scholarship


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Acceptance Period:

Applications will be accepted online from

February 1st to March 3rd, 2016




$1000 Scholarship

The scholarship is open to high school seniors preparing for their first year of college as well as college students already enrolled full-time.

Click to the link below to Apply:

Application Deadline Dates: 

December 31, 2015 Spring 2016 Award

June 30, 2016 – Fall 2016 Award

women determine to riseCollege Scholarships and Resources for Women


According to the National Center for Education Statistics, since 1980, women have made up the majority of students at post-secondary, degree-granting institutions. Yet, they are still under-represented in a number of fields, most notably in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and continue to earn about $0.77 of every dollar brought in by their male counterparts. 

In an effort to help women close this gap and achieve success both in college and their careers, Experts at have curated a collection of scholarships and resources for women.

Please Click on the LINK below to view this Collection

THE LEVIN FIRM Scholarship – $1000.00

This Bi-Yearly $1,000 scholarship is offered to any individual who is currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.

Click to the link below to Apply

Application due: February 15th 2016

$1,100 College Scholarship Video Essay Contest

 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the essay contest.

Click to the link below to Apply

Application due: March 15th, 2016


law$1,000.00 Scholarship 

For The 2015-2016 School Year

The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. an immigration Law Firm is offering a scholarship to a first generation US citizen who lives in the United States. They are hoping to help a deserving student attend post high school education, and recognize an outstanding young person-who has overcome challenges in life that others have not had to face.

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Scholarships For Undocumented Students

Below please find scholarships that have an upcoming deadline and that are open to undocumented students. These scholarships are provided by either foundations, organizations, or individual donors who believe that all students should have the opportunity to compete for resources that would make their educational dreams a reality.

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