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February 9, 2006
Pasadena City College will help students understand and apply for college money as the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid hosts "Financial Aid Saturday," Feb. 11, in the PCC Campus Quad. The event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer questions about local, state, and federal aid, the Board of Governor's Waiver, and becoming a student at PCC. "The reason we are having this event is to show students and their families that there is financial aid available to get an education," Kim Miles, PCC assistant dean of Scholarships and Financial Aid, said.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 22, 2010
Applying for financial aid for college can be a scary and foreign experience, but Phillip Lew, author of the book, "Phillip Lew's College Planning System for Success," visited La Cañada to help families understand the process. Lew hosted two workshops at the La Cañada Public Library on Sept. 21 and 22 to teach people how to get the most money possible for college, and to discover opportunities for aid they may not know exist. The financial-aid process became Lew's passion when he was accepted into college but couldn't pay for it. He had been denied any monetary assistance after applying, even though he maintained a 4.4 grade-point average through high school and was being raised by a single mother who earned $50,000 a year to support both of her sons.
NEWS
February 21, 2008
LCUSD’s Palm Dr. property considered The Governing Board of La Cañada Unified School district will be considering a staff recommendation to sell the former district office property at 5039 Palm Drive at their regular meeting on Feb. 26. At that time the item will be presented for the board to discuss options. A final decision is expected at the following meeting, on March 10. The community is invited to attend both meetings to hear the discussion. An opportunity for community input on the recommendation will be provided.
NEWS
April 20, 2006
  As college tuition and fees have steadily risen, most parents are concerned about preparing for this big expense. They often ask, "How can I make sure the dollars needed are there when my daughter or son is ready to pursue higher education?". David Levy, director of Financial Aid at Caltech, and Catherine Thomas, associate dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at University of Southern California know first hand the financial challenges facing students and their families.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
Assembly member Anthony Portantino , recently named chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, urged the state's Democratic Congressional leaders to make changes in federal student financial aid a top priority in the 110th Congress by approving much needed reforms within the first "100 hours" of the session. Because California Community College fees are scheduled to be reduced from $26 to $20 per unit this spring, students who have previously been awarded the maximum Pell Grant Award will no longer be eligible.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
It's time to start thinking of turkey with all the trimmings, visits from family, gift-exchanges and the "holiday spirit" we associate with December. Wouldn't it be nice, though, if that holiday spirit could last throughout the year? It can. The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is planning ahead for its annual Community Support Campaign, to take place during the month of February. This year's theme is "Be a Hero," and organizers are looking for community members to spread holiday cheer all year.
NEWS
By MEGAN O’NEIL | November 26, 2009
An already stressful undertaking for high school seniors — the rigorous college application process — has intensified this year with news of tuition hikes and class cutbacks throughout college and university systems. Students are forging ahead, but the higher education climate is radically changed from even one year ago. Applications for the University of California and the California State University are due on Monday. Early decision deadlines for private colleges and universities are also in the fall, making it the busiest time of year for seniors, their parents and the college counselors who try and help them make sense of it all. La Cañada High School senior Zoe Kumugai, who plays the double bass and plans on majoring in music, said applying to college is like having a part-time job. “It is definitely a big stress factor,” Kumugai said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2010
CLASSES & SEMINARS Dollars & Sense: Surviving Your College Years ? Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, 7 p.m. This free two-evening series covers two topics: Getting Financial Aid (Feb. 9) and Money Management (Feb. 10). The Feb. 9 seminar will be held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208; the Feb. 10 seminar will be held in the main auditorium at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208. Parking is free at both venues. Students, parents and community members are invited to attend the two-evening event, which will be presented by financial aid experts and certified public accountants.
NEWS
March 2, 2006
The deadline to receive applications for over $20,000 of student scholarships and loans from the 50-year-old Glendale Community Foundation is Friday, March 10. Applications are available at the Glendale Community Foundation's website, www.Glendalecommunityfoundation.org. This year, 10 scholarship programs and two student loan programs are available to students from Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Verdugo City to help them pay for a college education.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 22, 2010
Applying for financial aid for college can be a scary and foreign experience, but Phillip Lew, author of the book, "Phillip Lew's College Planning System for Success," visited La Cañada to help families understand the process. Lew hosted two workshops at the La Cañada Public Library on Sept. 21 and 22 to teach people how to get the most money possible for college, and to discover opportunities for aid they may not know exist. The financial-aid process became Lew's passion when he was accepted into college but couldn't pay for it. He had been denied any monetary assistance after applying, even though he maintained a 4.4 grade-point average through high school and was being raised by a single mother who earned $50,000 a year to support both of her sons.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2010
CLASSES & SEMINARS Dollars & Sense: Surviving Your College Years ? Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, 7 p.m. This free two-evening series covers two topics: Getting Financial Aid (Feb. 9) and Money Management (Feb. 10). The Feb. 9 seminar will be held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208; the Feb. 10 seminar will be held in the main auditorium at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208. Parking is free at both venues. Students, parents and community members are invited to attend the two-evening event, which will be presented by financial aid experts and certified public accountants.
NEWS
By MEGAN O’NEIL | November 26, 2009
An already stressful undertaking for high school seniors — the rigorous college application process — has intensified this year with news of tuition hikes and class cutbacks throughout college and university systems. Students are forging ahead, but the higher education climate is radically changed from even one year ago. Applications for the University of California and the California State University are due on Monday. Early decision deadlines for private colleges and universities are also in the fall, making it the busiest time of year for seniors, their parents and the college counselors who try and help them make sense of it all. La Cañada High School senior Zoe Kumugai, who plays the double bass and plans on majoring in music, said applying to college is like having a part-time job. “It is definitely a big stress factor,” Kumugai said.
NEWS
February 21, 2008
LCUSD’s Palm Dr. property considered The Governing Board of La Cañada Unified School district will be considering a staff recommendation to sell the former district office property at 5039 Palm Drive at their regular meeting on Feb. 26. At that time the item will be presented for the board to discuss options. A final decision is expected at the following meeting, on March 10. The community is invited to attend both meetings to hear the discussion. An opportunity for community input on the recommendation will be provided.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
Assembly member Anthony Portantino , recently named chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, urged the state's Democratic Congressional leaders to make changes in federal student financial aid a top priority in the 110th Congress by approving much needed reforms within the first "100 hours" of the session. Because California Community College fees are scheduled to be reduced from $26 to $20 per unit this spring, students who have previously been awarded the maximum Pell Grant Award will no longer be eligible.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
It's time to start thinking of turkey with all the trimmings, visits from family, gift-exchanges and the "holiday spirit" we associate with December. Wouldn't it be nice, though, if that holiday spirit could last throughout the year? It can. The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is planning ahead for its annual Community Support Campaign, to take place during the month of February. This year's theme is "Be a Hero," and organizers are looking for community members to spread holiday cheer all year.
NEWS
April 20, 2006
  As college tuition and fees have steadily risen, most parents are concerned about preparing for this big expense. They often ask, "How can I make sure the dollars needed are there when my daughter or son is ready to pursue higher education?". David Levy, director of Financial Aid at Caltech, and Catherine Thomas, associate dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at University of Southern California know first hand the financial challenges facing students and their families.
NEWS
March 2, 2006
The deadline to receive applications for over $20,000 of student scholarships and loans from the 50-year-old Glendale Community Foundation is Friday, March 10. Applications are available at the Glendale Community Foundation's website, www.Glendalecommunityfoundation.org. This year, 10 scholarship programs and two student loan programs are available to students from Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Verdugo City to help them pay for a college education.
NEWS
February 9, 2006
Pasadena City College will help students understand and apply for college money as the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid hosts "Financial Aid Saturday," Feb. 11, in the PCC Campus Quad. The event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer questions about local, state, and federal aid, the Board of Governor's Waiver, and becoming a student at PCC. "The reason we are having this event is to show students and their families that there is financial aid available to get an education," Kim Miles, PCC assistant dean of Scholarships and Financial Aid, said.
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