Former fee waiver program becomes Promise Grant

By Dorany Pineda The Board of Governors introduced the California College Innovation Promise Grant on Sept. 19, which promises high school who show financial need a free year of community college tuition. Formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver program, the College Promise Grant provided $15 million during the 2016-2017 year to approximately 1 million students with free tuition––with half of the 2.1 million current California Community College…

September 27, 2017

LACCD updates student portal to help inform students

By Gil Milanes  The Los Angeles Community College District upgraded its student portal April 3. The portal provides different tools all on the same page. To access the new portal, students can find the link at www. under “Current Students,” then by clicking Financial Aid or by going directly to https:// The portal will allow students to view the status of their financial aid. The financial aid office…

April 12, 2017