Financial Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

You will need to fill out the FAFSA once for each academic year that you will attend school. The farther in advance you do it, the better! 

2017-2018 Deadlines

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID: You may file a 2017-2018 FAFSA at anytime through the last day of spring term, 2018 in order to determine eligibility for financial aid. Students may be paid retroactively for the term or year.
You should file a 2017-2018 FAFSA by March 2, 2017 to qualify for maximum financial aid. If you miss the March deadline, do it as soon as possible. File a 2017-2018 FAFSA by March 2, 2017 to qualify for maximum financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year. Be sure to correct your income information on your FAFSA once your taxes are filed so that your FAFSA is accurate.

FEE WAIVERS: Waivers for 2017-2018 can be granted until the last day of spring term, 2017. Retroactive fee waivers for summer 2017, fall 2017, and spring 2018 can be granted and qualified students may receive a refund of enrollment fees previously paid. Most students qualify for a waiver by filing a FAFSA. Students who file only a Fee Waiver Application will not qualify for any other type of aid to help with books or other educational expenses. To qualify for a fee waiver file a 2017-2018 FAFSA.
To receive a fee waiver for summer 2017, fall 2017, and spring 2018 file a 2017-2018 FAFSA.

PELL GRANTS: Files are reviewed in the order received. For 2017-2018: Priority File Completion Deadline for fall 2017 is July 07, 2017. If your file is completed by July 07, you are registered for classes, you qualify for a Pell grant, and you are making satisfactory academic progress, you will receive your first grant payment the first week of classes.

SEOG GRANTS: $600 Grant for FULLTIME students with 00000 Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Funds are limited and are awarded on a first come first served basis upon file completion, until all of our funds are awarded. Your best opportunity is to complete your file as early as possible once we begin processing for 2017-2018.

FEDERAL WORKSTUDY JOBS: Openings will be posted on our Web site as they occur and are awarded first come first served until funds run out. Funds are very limited.

COMPETITIVE CAL GRANTS: File a 2017-2018 FAFSA and a GPA Verification form by March 2, 2017, to be considered for a competitive Cal Grant. The college will send a GPA verification for you automatically if you completed 16 or more degree-applicable units prior to January 2017. For details read our Cal Grant GPA verification procedures. (; you may need to get a GPA verification done by your high school or former college, or we may automatically transmit your GPA depending on your status. To receive consideration for a September 2 Community College Cal Grant A or B, the student must submit a FAFSA and GPA Verification using the same processes as for the March 2 deadline.

LOAN APPLICATIONS: Loan processing may take several weeks from application to payment; actual payment date depends on the date the application was submitted. The application period for fall 2017 is September 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017. The application period for spring 2018 is February 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018. No loans for summer term.

Las Positas Scholarship Program: During February each year the Las Positas Scholarship Program is advertised and students may begin to apply for a variety of awards available only to Las Positas students. Applications and Instructions will be available on the LPC Financial Aid Web site.

Financial Aid

Building 1600
Room 1650 (second floor)
Tel: 925.424.1580
Fax: 925.449.6038

General Information

Federal School Code: 030357

We have an after-hours DROPBOX
located in the hallway between the
Admissions and Financial Aid Offices,
for your convenience.

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Page last modified: February 07, 2018