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