Student Services

Student Support Services

Student Services

Admissions & Records

We are here to support the application process, admission related requests & processing of records that help you during your time here at Laney College, like transcript requests & obtaining degrees & certificates.

Laney College Adult Education

Adult Education

The Adult Education Program is a consortium of Community Colleges and Adult Schools in collaboration with Community Based Organizations to enable adults (18+) to advance education, obtain employment & improve wages through a comprehensive California partnership.


Asian Pacific American Student Success

The Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS) program is designed to serve its large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) student population, increasing student engagement and improving educational outcomes for this student cohort.


Associated Students of Laney College

The Associated Students of Laney College, (ASLC) are representatives of the student body that are dedicated to improving your experience at Laney College by:

  • Facilitating communication among the student body, faculty & administration.
  • Sponsoring clubs, organizations, programs, and campus events
  • Making Laney as safe & fun as possible
Basic Needs Center

Basic Needs Resources

The Laney College Eagle’s Nest fosters a culture of holistic well-being by helping to eliminate life barriers, such as food, housing, and economic injustice, that may jeopardize students’ academic and personal success.

We aim to eliminate barriers and support students by developing initiatives, streamlining communication with campus partners, and connecting students to campus and community resources.



The Laney College Bookstore’s mission is to provide educational materials and superior customer service to support the strategic goals and objectives of the college.

CalFresh Food


The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.



The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of support services to ensure each student achieves academic success.  Our goal is employment; to assist CalWORKs students to transition from public assistance to economic self-sufficiency.

Career Development

Career Counseling

We provide support with career exploration, self-assessment as well as the major and career decision making process to help all Laney students achieve career satisfaction and success.

Child Care Center

Child Care

Laney Child Care provides free, low-cost and full-fee child care. Full-fee openings are available for families who are over the State income ceilings guidelines or for families who are with an Alternative Payment Program.



Laney Counseling provides students with academic, career and personal counseling necessary to successfully reach their goals. Counselors are available to help you develop an educational plan of courses needed to reach a goal of an Associate’s degree, transfer to a four-year institution, or completion of a certificate.


Employment Services Center

Employment Services

Providing excellent referral services, events, activities, programs and resources to assist Laney students and alumni in their job search. We assist in building a competitive set of skills to prepare for the job search. We empower students to develop their job search strategies and how to best approach job opportunities and internships efficiently.



Our programs encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages while facilitating the successful completion of student’s goals and objectives in college.



The FabLab is a digital fabrication shop at Laney College open to all current students, faculty and staff. We provide hands on training on advanced manufacturing tools and equipment and have technicians available to help support your project from design to fabrication.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid & Fees

The Financial Aid Department inspires a diverse and multicultural student body by providing timely financial aid access, financial literacy, and student support services to prospective, new and continuing students to enhance student success and completion.

Gateway to College

Gateway To College

An alternative high school that provides Bay Area students with an opportunity to experience success in an academically rigorous, supportive, and safe environment as they pursue their high school diplomas and transition into college through concurrent enrollment.

Wellness Center

Health & Wellness Services

De-stress and get connected to Laney Mental Health services, including getting connected to resources, learning about mental health groups or signing up for individual therapy sessions.  Laney students can receive up to 8 mental health therapy sessions from our team of therapists and therapists trainees, in-person or online.

Office of International Education

International Education

Peralta Community College District is committed to international education and to providing quality student support services. International students are defined as any citizens of a country other than the United States who have or will need school authorization, under federal laws, to enroll as non-immigrant (F-1 visa) students.

Latinx Cultural Center

Latinx Cultural Center

The Latinx Cultural Center program assists Chicanx/Latinx students to be successful at Laney College. We can help you to apply for financial aid and enroll in classes. In addition, we are a welcome center and an information and referral source.

Student Services

Learning Communities

Get support and connect with peers in a Learning Community. Is this your first time in school or your first time back after a long hiatus? Do you need a community system, accountability and guidance?

We have several learning communities that may be a great fit for you!



  • Teaches students how to find & critically evaluate information.
  • Provides an inclusive, equitable & accessible space for inquiry, discovery & reflection.
  • Provides resources to support research & information needs for both onsite & distance learning.
Peralta Colleges Foundation

Peralta Colleges Foundation

The Foundation supports academic excellence and success throughout the District by building partnerships in the region to raise funds for scholarships to committed students and financial support to the four colleges that comprise the district.


Puente Program

The Laney Puente Program supports students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. We combine accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling and community leadership opportunities. While the focus is centered on Latinx literature and topics, the program welcomes students from all ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds

Restoring Our Communities (ROC)

Restoring Our Communities

Restoring Our Communities (ROC) is an academic support program designed by formerly incarcerated people to serve formerly incarcerated students. ROC provides a safe space for students and features a pathways model to support students in obtaining a Career Technical Education certificate/degree, an academic AA/AS degree, and/or transfer to four-year universities.

Roots Community Health Center

Roots Community Health Center

Roots Community Health Center provides basic medical care for all enrolled Peralta students from all Peralta College Campuses, including Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College.

Student Services

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is the campus office responsible for determining and providing required academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Use of services is voluntary and offered to assist students with disabilities who are attending Laney College.

Student Activities & Campus Life

Student Activities & Campus Life

• Book voucher program
• Campus Events
• Graduation Ceremony
• Honors Banquet
• Campus Event Funding & Sponsorship
• Associated Students of Laney College, ASLC
• ASLC-funded Spring Scholarships
• Student Advocacy
• Student Clubs


Student Onboarding Assistance & Retention

Our dedicated SOAR team offers support in outreach, onboarding, and retention of both new and returning students. If you require assistance with CCCApply application, registering for courses, initiating your financial aid process, or identifying available campus resources we are here to help you!

Peralta Citizen

Student Publication: The Citizen

The Citizen is a student-run publication of the Peralta Community College District. Their mission is to amplify community voices while holding those in power accountable. They foster the growth of student journalists while giving full representation to the complex and diverse community.

tech support

Student Tech Support Center

Schedule a technology tutoring appointment for help with Canvas, Zoom, and other tools needed for online classes.
The Lavender Project

The Lavender Project

Laney’s Lavender Project is a group of community members whose goals are to encourage changes and create events that make the campus a welcoming place for everyone.

Transfer Center

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center helps you continue your education towards a four-year bachelor’s degree.  We offer services and programs for a successful transfer experience.

Transfer Track

Transfer Track

Transfer Track is a learning community of students who are planning on transferring from Laney to a four-year institution. Students in the Transfer Track take classes together on campus and are enrolled full-time. Classes in the program are selected to fulfill General Education requirements to help speed up the time to transfer.



The Umoja-UBAKA Student Success Community aims to increase the success, persistence and graduation rates of African, African American and other students through tailored classes, academic counseling, tutorial support and activities.


Undocumented Community Resource Center

DACA & Undocumented Students, welcome to Laney College!!

Please visit our Undocumented Community Resource Center (UCRC) to find more information on how we can best support you on your academic journey!

Veteran Services

Veteran Resource Center

The Veteran Resource Center (VRC) provides assistance for active-duty personnel, veterans and their eligible dependents in pursuit of education and in obtaining veterans’ benefits.

Student Services

Welcome Center

At the Welcome Center we are here to assist you with applying to Peralta Colleges, adding/dropping classes & filling out financial aid forms. Additionally we can help with:

  • Issuing a student photo I.D.
  • Printing unofficial transcripts
  • Scheduling a campus tour
  • Providing information about Student Services & Learning Communities