Students should take advantage of financial aid resources

By Alexa Santana The Financial Aid Department provides students with the resources they need, but students are not taking advantage these resources. Students failed to attend the last financial aid town hall meeting, that provided important information about the upcoming school year. Starting in the fall there will be adjustments to the Board of Governor’s Fee waiver that many students use to  pay for tuition. Students will need to keep…

April 30, 2015

Financial aid delays hurt students

By Jesus Figueroa Financial aid is a resource many community college students use to help alleviate the financial needs that come with a higher education —school supplies, books and transportation — but it’s not an easy process to receive the funds. College students need the financial aid reimbursement money to help pay for books, meals or transportation, but with the process being slow and or troublesome, it becomes money which…

March 2, 2015

Financial aid office review students’ transcripts

By Lindsey Maeda The East Los Angeles College Financial Aid Office will require 149 students to pay back unearned funds after reviewing the transcripts of Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 federal student aid recipients. Federal regulations require ELAC to return $131,108 of unearned financial aid within 45 days. Students who received financial aid but did not complete their courses will be required to pay back the money, or they will lose…

March 5, 2014

Man creates disturbance on East Los Angeles College campus

By Erik Luna After a brief confrontation in the East Los Angeles College financial aid office, a student and a unidentified man that was accompanying a young woman were held for questioning by the sheriffs earlier this afternoon. The confrontation started because the student, who wished to remain annoymous, was walking in at the same time the woman was and almost bumped her and her baby. “I was just taking…

June 4, 2012