Consumer Information

STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION
Student consumer information is provided by the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Consumer Information

Basic Financial Aid Information
Brochure
E-mail:  tfinaid@lattc.edu
Phone:  (213) 763-7082
Web:     http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid/

Procedures and Forms Required to Apply for Financial Aid
All students wishing to receive federal or state funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students may be asked to submit documentation such as tax returns, birth certificates, and Social Security cards and other items needed to verify financial or dependency status.  Students who do not wish to submit requested documentation will not receive a financial aid award.

Student Eligibility Requirements:
http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-basics/

Satisfactory Academic Progress
To be eligible for federal and state financial aid programs, students are required by the U.S. Department of Education and the State of California to maintain satisfactory academic progress as they work toward completing their educational objective – Certificate, AA or AS degree, or Transfer Program.  The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has established guidelines to promote timely completion of its educational programs, which is applied to all classes taken in the LACCD.  The following questions and answers are provided to further explain WHO is affected by SAP, WHICH financial aid programs are affected, HOW the policy is applied, and WHAT you can do to maintain progress or appeal. A complete policy statement is available in the Financial Aid Office.

http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid/284-2/

Criteria for Selecting Recipients and Determining Award Amounts
Students who have a completed file are considered for financial aid.  Award amounts for Direct loans are determined by the student’s grade level and remaining eligibility from need and budget limits.  PELL EFC determines Pell eligibility.  Other funds such as FSEOG, Perkins and FWSP are need based and amounts are set at a specific number each year.

http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid/determining-financial-need/

Availability of Forms and Instructions
The FAFSA is available in paper form in the Financial Aid Office, on the web at http://www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov/, and provided by the processor as a renewal to students who have previously filed.  A federal PIN is provided by the processor.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students on Financial Aid
Student responsibilities are as follows:

  • Must complete all requested forms accurately
  • Must use all financial aid received solely for expense related to attending LATTC
  • Must submit in a timely manner all additional documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office

Student Rights are as follows:

  • Have the right to know how financial need was determined
  • Have the right to know how financial aid will be distributed
  • Have the right to request an explanation of programs in the financial aid package
  • Have the right to refuse any aid offered
  • Have the right to request an explanation of LATTC’s refund policy
  • Have the right to know what portion of financial aid must be repaid and what portion is a grant.  If a loan has been received, have the right to know the interest rate and loan repayment options and procedures
  • Have the right to examine the contents of aid records provided a written request is made to the Financial Aid Office.

Cost of Attendance
In order to treat all students equally, standardized budgets (Cost of Attendance) are established and applied to all applicants.  This means all students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation.

Other expenses may include, but are not limited to: dependent care, vocational/technical, and disability related expenses.  Exceptions may be made to the budget in cases where need can be shown and documented.

http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid/determining-financial-need/

Withdrawal Policy
Change of Enrollment: Colleges must review payments of funds to students each enrollment period to determine if students have received an overpayment.  If you are paid at one level of enrollment and then drop units, you may be subject to repayment of some of the funds you received.

It is your responsibility to drop your classes through the Admissions Office if you do not attend.  Failure to drop classes may result in a financial aid overpayment, which may require repayment of the financial aid you received.

Example: You were enrolled in 12 units (full-time) at the beginning of the semester and received your first check for $1,000.  You then drop 3 classes (9 units) and remain in 3 units (less than half-time).  The full payment for less than half-time enrollment is $432.  You are overpaid $568 and you must repay this amount before receiving any further financial aid.

If it is determined that you owe a repayment, and you do NOT repay the funds, a hold will be placed on your academic record, your debt will be reported to the U. S. Department of Education for collection, and you will not be eligible for further financial aid at any postsecondary institution until the debt is paid in full.

Students who receive federal financial aid and then withdraw from ALL classes may have to repay some of the federal funds they received.

Return to Title IV:  All students receiving federal aid, who withdraw from the institution in the first 60% of the term, are subject to Return to Title IV Regulations.  The Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount of federal funds earned by the student up to the point of withdrawal and students will be billed and must repay any federal grant funds received but not earned.  Failure to repay these funds will result in the denial of future federal financial aid at all colleges.  Nonpayment of the unearned amount will be reported to the U.S. Department of Education for collection.  The college is also required to report grant overpayments to the National Student Loan Data System.

http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid/withdrawal-policy/

It is advised that you contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from all of your classes so you understand the results of your actions.  For the refund policy on enrollment fees and non-resident tuition, please see the College Schedule of Classes or the College Catalog.

Other Consumer Information Available:

General Information about the School
Variety of Publications
Phone: (213) 763-7200
Web:  http://college.lattc.edu/

Accreditation
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, a California public, tax-supported community college, is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is fully approved by the Board of Governors of the California State University and independent colleges and universities to give full credit for appropriate courses completed. The Culinary Arts program is also accredited by the American Culinary Federation and Educational Institute. The Registered Nursing program is also accredited by the National League of Nursing.

http://college.lattc.edu/catalog/

http://college.lattc.edu/accreditation/

Admissions & Records
Submit the completed APPLICATION with picture ID. Effective July 24, 2006 the college will no longer use social security numbers to identify students. A new student identification number will be assigned to all students because of recently passed state laws. Once a new student I.D. number is assigned, this number shall be used when students apply at another LACCD campus.  Non-U.S. Citizens should bring proof of their immigration status so that the College may determine their residency for tuition purposes.

You may also submit your application on line by clicking to www.lattc.edu. If you are a returning student or have attended one of the LACCD colleges, you may submit your application on line. The ORIENTATION is designed to introduce our many educational programs, services and explain how to complete the enrollment process.

The following procedure should be followed to enroll in Los Angeles Trade-Technical College: Students must disclose any previous enrollment in institutions of collegiate level. Failure to list any school, college, or university which you previously attended, or any deliberate falsification of information, is basis for dismissal from the college. Obtain an Application Packet and Enrollment Appointment from the Information Center in ST-Lobby.

http://college.lattc.edu/admissions/

Credit Hour is equivalent to 50 minutes of college-level instruction without a break.

High School Diploma is defined as a state-administered official document given to those students who have successfully completed the required secondary school program. Depending on the state and the academic institution, high school diplomas may be further defined as an academic high school diploma, a general high school diploma, or a vocational diploma.

http://www.education.com/definition/high-school-diploma/

FERPA: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Articulation agreements: http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html

Academic Programs Offered
http://college.lattc.edu/academicaffairs/

Bookstore
LATTC College Bookstore
Office:  K-102
Telephone:  (213) 763-7210
Web: http://college.lattc.edu/bookstore/

Copyright Policies:  http://college.lattc.edu/copycenter/policy-copyright-guidelines/

Campus Safety
Los Angeles County Sheriff College Bureau
Office:  D-150
Telephone:  (213) 763-3600
Office Hours: 24 Hours Daily
Web: http://college.lattc.edu/sheriff/

Career & Placement Services
Career Center
Office:  C-107A
Telephone:  (213) 763-7104
Web:  http://college.lattc.edu/careercenter/

Certificate of Achievement

http://college.lattc.edu/certificates/

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989
In accordance with SECTION 22 of the DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT OF 1989, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College strives to maintain a drug and alcohol free campus for its students andemployees. The unlawful manufacturer, distribution, dispensation, use or possession by students and college employees of illegal controlled substances or alcohol in all buildings, property, facilities, service areas, or on District business is prohibited (per Board Rules regarding Standards Of Conduct, Section 9803.19).

The College shall maintain a drug and alcohol free awareness policy to inform students and employees about the dangers and health risk of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, on the campus and during college sponsored activities. Students and employees will be informed of the sanctions that will be imposed for policy violations and the availability of drug/alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation assistance. This information will be distributed yearly to all students and employees.

http://college.lattc.edu/catalog/

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

To qualify for federal financial aid, the law requires that an educational program at a community college must lead to a degree (associate, bachelor’s, graduate, or professional) or prepare students for “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Further, federal regulations [75 FR 66832] require community colleges that participate in the Federal student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who are enrolled in Gainful Employment Programs. At Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Gainful Employment programs are programs that prepare students for obtaining a Certificate of Achievement.   In accordance with the Gainful Employment disclosure regulations, a website is provided by Los Angeles Trade-Technical College to provide students with important information on each Certificate of Achievement program (e.g., Gainful Employment program) at the college including, but not limited to:  program costs, employment projections and profiles related to the occupation(s) the program trains students for, and program completers.  Click here to access the Certificate of Achievement, Gain Employment disclosure website.

Information for Students with Disabilities
Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S)
Office:  E-110
Telephone:  (213) 763-3773
Web:  http://college.lattc.edu/dsps

Program Licensing

Nursing:  http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.shtml

Cosmetology:  http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/applicants/schls_rslts.shtml

Student Code of Conduct
http://college.lattc.edu/studentservices/student-discipline/

Student Demographic Data
http://college.lattc.edu/research/files/2009/06/Trade_Fall2010profile.pdf

Student Retention and Completion Data
http://college.lattc.edu/research/files/2009/06/IPEDSDFR2010_117724_LATTC1.pdf

Vaccination policy
http://www.laccd.edu/admin_regs/documents/E-10.pdf