LTCC announced financial aid packages |

LTCC announced financial aid packages

Staff Report

Lake Tahoe Community College is offering several financial aid options for the 2001-02 school year.

n A new Cal Grant program will guarantee a high school graduate a grant if grade point average, income and need requirements are met. This program can pay tuition/fees at four-year public and private institutions in California and also pay a stipend to attend a California community college. The grant program is for California residents beginning with the class of 2001. Applications are due by March 2.

n Financial aid is available from federal and state sources to assist students in completing their education. There are programs that will waive enrollment fees, pay for books, help with related child care costs, transportation and more.

Those interested may apply in person at LTCC Student Services or online at The process is time consuming but free of charge.

Once completed, financial aid applications an be sent to up to six different colleges. An applicant can then evaluate the incoming financial aid offers and select the best package for his or her particular situation.

n The Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation now funds a program for South Tahoe and George Whittell high school graduates looking to stay in the area and attend LTCC. Beginning with the class of 2000, “Foundation for the Future” pays student enrollment fees for those with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, regardless of financial need.

LTCC financial aid officers are on campus to discuss individual situations and answer questions about available problems.

For information contact Lynn Thiesen or Julie Cathy at (530) 541-4660, ext. 236. The financial aid office is located in the student services building, A100.

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