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LINC Services

LINC provides a number of services to assist students as they transition to college and work to complete their educational goals.  

Academic/Career Counseling Three academic counseling sessions are required each term. Schedule your appointment online.
Priority Registration (if eligible) To be eligible, students must provide a proof of dependency letter noting they were in care on or after the age of 13 and be no older than 25 years of age at the beginning of the academic year.
LINC Learning Cohort New students can join our LINC Learning Cohort to complete English, Communication, Math and Counseling requirements


Book and Calculator Lending Textbooks and calculators are available to borrow on a first come - first served basis.


Book Grants

The LINC Book Grant is available Fall, Spring and Summer semester to LINC students if:

  • Student completed all three LINC appointments (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and submitted a completed Work in Progress (WIP) form from the previous semester.
Grants Students interested can participate in the Persistence Pays Grant Program
Emergency Grant

Emergency Grants are available to students who experience unexpected expenses/circumstances.  Students must complete an application and submit proof of need (e.g. invoice, bill statement).  Students may apply for a grant once per academic year for up to $350 to assist with

  • Rent
  • Car repair
  • Child Care
  • Bills (Utilities, phone)
  • Insurance 
  • Etc. 
Food Vouchers

LINC assists students facing food insecurity.  Students whose CalFresh benefits may be suspended or who have experienced a loss of income can request 

  • Grocery Gift Card Assistance
  • Emergency Meal Vouchers 
Honors Society membership Dues Students who wish to partake in the Alpha Gamma Sigma and/or Phi Theta Kappa honors societies can get their fee membership reimbursed. 
Application Fee Waiver for Transfer Institutions Students seeking to apply to more than 4 UC and/or 4 CSUs and/or 4 Private Universities through the Common App can receive financial assistance to cover the cost of application fees up to $300. 
Cap & Gown Students who have completed the petition to graduate can request a cap and gown through LINC free of charge.
Transportation Assistance
  • Students who use public transit and don't have access to a vehicle may be eligible for a TAP Card through ILP. They can receive up to three 7-day Metro Tap Cards and an Uber card.
  • Students who have private transportation can submit a receipt to receive a Parking Permit Reimbursement and receive a gas card per term.

Other Services

Social Events/Workshops
  • Workshops include Pizza Power Hour, Financial Focus, and LINC Cooking Show
  • Field Trips: Laser Tag, Bowling, Leadership Challenge Course
  • Celebrations: Fall Social LINC Friendsgiving, Holiday Social,  LINC Graduation

Community Referrals


  • Employment
  • Mental Health
  • iFoster 
  • Meal Nation

Computer Lab**



Writing/English and Math

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