Financial Aid Deadlines
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID: You may file a 2016-2017 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov anytime through the last day of spring term, 2017 in order to determine eligibility for financial aid. Students may be paid retroactively for the term or year.
You should file a 2016-2017 FAFSA by March 2, 2016 to qualify for maximum financial aid. If you miss the March deadline, do it as soon as possible. File a 2016-2017 FAFSA by March 2, 2016 to qualify for maximum financial aid for the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 can be granted until the last day of spring term, 2016. Retroactive fee waivers for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 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 2016-2017 FAFSA.
To receive a fee waiver for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 file a 2016-2017 FAFSA.
PELL GRANTS: Files are reviewed in the order received. For 2016-2017: Priority File Completion Deadline for fall 2016 is July 07, 2016. 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 2016-2017.
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 2016-2017 FAFSA and a GPA Verification form by March 2, 2016, 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 2016. For details read our Cal Grant GPA verification procedures. (http://www.laspositascollege.edu/financialaid/calgrants.php); 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 2016 is September 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016. The application period for spring 2017 is February 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017. 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.