According to California Community College Chancellor, Jack Scott, more students are receiving fee waivers this year.
The state-issued fee waivers helps qualified low-income students pay tuition. Since more students are receiving them, the 112-campus system faces a $149 million deficit. This is on top of an already $400 million... more »
A state-of-the art training dummy is helping students at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria prepare for a future in Emergency Medical Services. They are tested in real life situations without ever leaving the campus.
When Allan Hancock started its EMS Academy, it was the first one in state.... more »
High School students across the Central Coast got the chance to play the career field today at Allan Hancock College. The school hosted its annual Career Exploration Day. The event was open to the public, but geared toward teens. Around 50 education and industry representatives were on hand to help... more »
Going to school at a community college is about to get a lot tougher. California's community colleges will likely slash enrollment this fall by 400,000 students. This comes after budget talks broke down between Governor Brown and state lawmakers.
Allan Hancock and Cuesta College plan to cut at least... more »
A local college wants to help students get the cash they need for school.
Allan Hancock College is hosting a free Financial Aid Workshop for students on Friday, April 30th. The workshop aims to help students who are filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.... more »
PCPA is hosting its annual fundraiser for the performing arts and needs your help.
Every year, the Santa Maria-based program grants more than half a million dollars in scholarships to about 150 students. This year, they need the public's help to raise $200,000. The money goes to support incoming... more »
Single parents who attend college at Allan Hancock, in Santa Maria, have an extra reason to be thankful this holiday. Volunteers and staff with the school's CARE program handed out more than 70 thanksgiving meals, to lower income families who would likely have gone without this Thanksgiving. CARE employee, Kiri... more »