Financial Aid

Financial Aid Eligibility

To receive Federal and most State financial aid, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen (permanent resident, resident alien, refugee, asylee); NOTE: State of California programs may have a less restrictive residency requirement for non-U.S. citizens
  • The following students are NOT eligible to file a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application: Non-immigrants are, as defined by federal law, admitted to the United States temporarily and granted one of the following visas:
    A, B-1, B-2, C, D-1, D-2, E, F-1, F-2, G, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, I, J, K, L, M-1, M-2, N, O-1, O-2, O-3, P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, Q, R, S, TN, TD, V and TWOV and NATO. Click here for more details
  • Be enrolled at Las Positas College
  • Be officially enrolled in a degree, certificate, or eligible transfer program in a declared major at Las Positas
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress according to financial aid policy
  • Have financial need as demonstrated through application on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan or owe a repayment on a Federal student grant
  • Have a high school diploma, a GED (General Equivalency Diploma), their equivalent, or demonstrate an ability to benefit from a college education by passing the required Department of Education approved 'Ability to Benefit' test* offered by the Assessment and Tutorial Center.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (unless not required to register). Supply an accurate Social Security Number and name.
  • Provide all documentation requested by the financial aid office.

*For students who have enrolled before July 1, 2012 and do not have a high school diploma or equivalent and would like to qualify for financial aid, we provide a test to determine if the student meets the criteria to be eligible for aid. Students are usually referred by the Financial Aid Department for this test. This is a pass or fail test and is done by appointment only. More Information about the Ability to Benefit Test.

Please confirm with the Financial Aid office if you are eligible.

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: November 08, 2017