FAFSA aids transfer student success through grants and scholarships

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College financial aid office hosted Financial Aid Transfer Workshop for students planning to transfer or will be this upcoming school year. Twice a year, the financial aid office brings a representative from the California State University of Los Angeles and University of California Los Angeles to explain how financial aid works at both institutions. Daniel Mejia and Jonathan Choy from CSULA gave a presentation…

May 23, 2018
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Town hall meeting informs students of financial aid options

By Christian Horta Financial aid information was provided at the town hall meeting at the E3 building on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.   Originally, the meeting was going to be held outside by the walkway, but the wet weather forced it to move outside the main elevators. The purpose of Wednesday’s town hall meeting was for students to be aware of any updates, along with clearing up any…

April 4, 2018
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Students fazed by financial aid delays

March 21, 2018

By Frank Portillo Due to a new system implementation for the Fall 2017 semester, students are experiencing delays receiving their financial aid awards. The new Oracle PeopleSoft system replaced the old DEC SIS system, which had been in place for 40 years. Financial Aid Office technician Julio Alvarado said students aren’t receiving their financial aid awards because of system-related issues. “A lot of it has to do with the way…

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Late financial aid causes troubles for students

March 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro The spring semester is more than a month in and students still have not received their financial aid.  That is not okay. Many students are going to the Financial Aid Office to figure out why they haven’t received any money yet.  What the office tells students is that they don’t  know when they will receive their financial aid. The best they can do is tell students whether…

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Financial aid not helping students in need

By Cristal Gomez Financial aid is not helping students in need. During times like these, financial aid isn’t fulfilling its purpose as is making students worry if they will be able to pay for their semester. Winter session helps students obtain credits in order to graduate earlier or on time, but the money was not given to students who  needed the aid in order to get their classes. A freshman…

February 14, 2018
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A students’ call for help with financial aid

By Andrew Ayala As ELANs we understand how difficult it is to get any sort of help with Financial Aid due to the disorganization of the office. At the South Gate campus there are days where we can’t go to turn in paperwork and can only ask questions, which isn’t posted until that day. Imagine coming out of class in a hurry to turn in a paper and you see…

December 2, 2017
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Financial Aid Awareness event informs students of resources

By Melody Ortiz Students learned about the financial aid process during the Financial Aid Awareness Day event Thursday at noon in front of the E3 building. The event was hosted by  Financial Aid Office Assistant Gladys Rodriguez and she explained the purpose of the event. Financial Aid Awareness Day is used to inform students of the main topics of the Financial Aid process and to answer frequently asked questions. Participating…

October 18, 2017
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Independents students are not being considered independent through FASFA

By: Tremaine Hampton Although I’ve been on my own since I was 17 (I’m 22 now), I’ve never received a dime from financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Financial Aid is meant to help those that want to attend school but can’t afford it or need extra help. However due to an outdated rule, myself and many other students do not get to utilize this…

May 16, 2017
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Community College: A good start for any scholar

By: Erick Alfaro College is an important part of most people’s life. Especially after high school, a 4-year college is highly considered and looked upon. But one of the most ignored facts is that it’s expensive. Whether it’s a Cal State, UC, or private, attending a 4-year can leave a good dent in someone’s pocket, ranging anywhere from $5 thousand to $50 thousand. Luckily for anyone attending schools in the…

May 16, 2017
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