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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).



Fall 2

Hours for Financial Aid

Effective AUG 17th, 2015 through  DEC 19th, 2015

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 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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FALL 2015

Financial Aid Workshops

Every Thursday

September 3rd to December 17th, 2015

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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.



Laney School Code: 001266



 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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FALL 2015

Appeal Application – November 20, 2015

Loan Application – December 11, 2015


 Important 2015 FALL Semester Dates

  • August 24   Day and Evening Instruction Begins
  • August 29   Saturday Instruction Begins
  • September 6   Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive A


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

  • September 6    Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes Without a “W”

                     appearing on Transcripts

  • September 8   Census Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment in Classes
  • September 14  Last Day to File for Pass/No Pass Grading option for Regular 

                                          Session Classes                

  • November 14     Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive

                          a “W” 

  • November 14    All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day
  • December 12   Saturday Instruction Ends
  • December 18  FALL Session Ends

Gainful 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.


APASS Program at Laney College announces a wonderful Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund Opportunity for its Students! Please click to the attached Flyer for more information.

Laney College AANAPISI Scholarship Flyer

To APPLY, please go to


Application due: OCTOBER 15th 2015

Additional resources to support the application process:

Mesothelioma Scholarship

The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Their goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a disease that affects men and women – both young and old.

Click to the link below to Apply

 The Deadline for entries is October 9, 2015

The prize amounts range from $500 – $2,500.



$1000 Scholarship

Tungsten Rings & Co. is the leading retailer of high quality tungsten rings and wedding rings in cobalt chrome, ceramic and titanium. Tungsten Rings & Co. proudly offers scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. The scholarship is needs based and rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams.

Click to the link below to Apply:

Application Deadline Dates: 

Oct 15th 2015 – Fall Award

April 15th 2016Spring Award

College 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



Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for any person in the United States seeking post-secondary education and not limiting the Distracted Driving Scholarship to any particular major or degree. The Law Office of Neil Burns is offering this scholarship in hopes to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.

Click to the link below to Apply

Application due: AUGUST 15th 2015


NEWH San Francisco Chapter is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry.

Students do not need to be a member to apply for a scholarship however students can join NEWH for FREE! Membership offers endless social and educational opportunities, online career network and more!  For more information go to OR Click on the links below to download the Information Flyer and/or the scholarship application.

NEWH Scholarship Flyer

NEWH Scholarship Application 2015

Application Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15th, 2015



 $1,000 Online Marketing Scholarship

The ClickMinded Digital Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for those interested in online marketing. It’s available

for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about digital marketing. Students applying must submit the

URL of the website they’re working on, as well as a 500 – 1,000 word essay on why they started their website and why they’re

interested in learning digital marketing. The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about.

Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Communications or IT are recommended but not required. Being passionate about

digital marketing is an absolute must. If this sounds like you might be a fit for this scholarship, please apply now. We’re excited to read your application!


This is a $1,000 scholarship, and will be awarded on December 20th, 2015.


$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.

Click or copy and paste the link below to access this Scholarships information:

Password: BUILDS2015

(Case Sensitive)


Single Parent Student Scholarships

Deadline November 1, 2015

We are pleased to announce a Single Parent Student Scholarship. The Drug Lawsuit Source will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $1,ooo.00 each to a single mom and a single dad currently attending an accredited college or university. This scholarship was established to help single parent students with their tuition payments.

Click or copy and paste the link below to access this Scholarships information:



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