Misc. Services

Car Insurance

IAU is a proud partner of the Automobile Club of Southern California! AAA offers discounts for students who attend IAU and are in good academic standing! The Membership Discount for new members is waived when students from IAU contact AAA. Also, students who maintain a CGPA will get up to a 13% discount for your first 9 years of good driving history! Once you graduate and become an IAU ALUMNI, AAA automatically discounts you 10%! Contact AAA today! For more information, please contact:

Shawn Bouldin, Insurance Agent
AAA - Automobile Club of Southern California
1450 N Harbor Blvd | Fullerton, CA 92835
Tel: 714.278.6896
Email: Bouldin.Shawn@aaa-calif.com

Kevin Nguyen, Insurance Agent
Farmers Insurance
10706 Westminster Ave | Garden Grove, CA 92843
Tel: 714.530.6900
Email: knguyen9@farmersagent.com
Web: http://www.farmersagent.com/knguyen9

Child Care Services

Looking for a local child care service? Check out these three locations, all within a half mile of our LA Main campus!

Pine Tree Preschool
(213) 365-0909
311 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Buddie & Mee Discoveree
(213) 384-3131
626 S Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Pathways LA
(213) 427-2710
3550 W 6th St, Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Legal Immigration Services

For immigration & status advice, IAU urges students to seek professional legal counsel. For more information, please contact:

Carmen Villamor, Law Corp.
Carmen T. Villamor, Immigration Attorney
Tel: (323) 939-8200
Email: carmen@carmenvillamor.com
Website: www.carmenvillamor.com
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1015
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Perry & Associates, P.C.
Susan Fox
Tel: (818) 849-5905, ext. 226
Email: susan@johnperryandassociates.com
Website: www.johnperryandassociates.com
15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 303
Encino, CA 91436

Perry & Associates, P.C.
Katherina Alznauer, Esq., Sr. Associate Attorney
Tel: (747) 233-3770
Email: kate@johnperryandassociates.com
Website: www.johnperryandassociates.com
16501 Ventura Blvd., Suite 400
Encino, CA 91436

Chun Fruto Law Corp.
Eileen Chun-Fruto
Tel: (213) 674-0599
Email: eileen@chunfrutolaw.com
Website: www.chunfrutolaw.com
155 N. Lake Ave., 8th Flr.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Nizamian & Nizamian LLP
Arek Nizamian, Immigration Lawyer
Tel: (213) 487-7150
Email: arek@nizamian.com
Website: www.nizamian.com
3055 Wilshire Blvd. #630
Los Angeles, CA 90010

ALG Lawyers
Aram John Kim, Attorney at Law
Tel: (213) 384-3300
Email: kim@alglawyers.com
Website: www.alglawyers.com/contact-us/
4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 313
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Mortgage & Home Ownership

Thinking about setting down and buying your dream house? IAU is proud to have HomeStreet Bank on our side! If you are considering leaving the rental market and buying a home, there are several advantages that you might look forward to. Feeling a sense of stability, planting roots and joining a community, personalizing property, and obtaining the pride of ownership are just some of the benefits. The best way to find out if students are financially ready to buy is to speak with a Loan Officer. They can present you with loan programs that best suit your needs, information on first-time homebuyer classes, and low down payment options. Call HomeStreet Bank today and move one step closer to owning your home!

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Huang, Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS ID# 1127419
Personal Banker – Chase Bank
4333 Wilshire Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 626-765-8162
Email: Thomas.hang@homestreet.com
Web: www.homestreet.com/thuang

Notary Services

Students who seek notary services for copies of transcripts, bank statements, or foreign copies may contact Valley Notary Services. VNS also specializes in Russian Translation, Notary, and Apostille Services.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Nick
Tel: 323.363.5022
Email: Laura@valleynotaryservices.com
Web: www.valleynotaryservices.com

Other Helpful Resources & Tools

Student Rate - http://www.studentrate.com/
This site literally gives you discounts and cash back deals on everything from clothes to dorm room supplies to travel to food just for being a student.

Mint - https://www.mint.com/
Want to keep up with your spending but don’t have a whole lot of time to sort things out? Well, there’s an app for that. Mint is an Intuit based program that helps you track your spending, make budgets, track your transactions, and even check your credit.

StudentRecipes.com - https://studentrecipes.com/
This site offers over 5000 recipes created by students for students. If you’re a foodie and a student, then you’ll love this site.

Tax Status / Filing Services

All students employed under Curricular Practical Training must be a W-2 employee. For more information on tax filing services, click HERE!

Transportation TAP Card - Metro Los Angeles

Looking for more affordable transportation? Apply for an LA Metro TAP card! Monthly passes are only $43!

Just follow these steps:

  1. Ask our Office of Academics for a TAP card registration form by emailing academics@iau.LA.
  2. Fill out the reduced-fare application for college/vocational students that can be found at: https://www.metro.net/riding/fares/collegevocational/
  3. Gather the following documents:
    (a) A current 2"× 2" or 1"× 1¼" full-face photo
    (b) Official photo ID (e.g. CA driver’s license, CA ID card, school photo ID or passport)
    (c) Your TAP card registration form (mentioned in Step 1)
  4. Submit your application by following the directions online or by visiting one of the following Metro Customer Centers:
    3183 Wilshire Blvd Ste 174
    Los Angeles, CA
    Open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
    Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw
    3650 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Ste 189
    Los Angeles, CA
    Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
    Union Station East
    One Gateway Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA
    Open Monday-Friday, 6am-6:30pm