Financial Aid Resources
Local Loan Fund: Livermore Student Education Loan Fund (SELF)
- For Livermore residents or graduates of a Livermore
High School. Application deadline July 1 (loans are granted once
each year). Typically $1000 annual loan awards are granted by
a private Livermore organization. Applications and additional information are available
at http://www.selfloans.org/index.html and are filed directly with the organization.
Federal Student Information Center
- For questions about Federal student
Box 84 Washington, D.C.,20044
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Federal Pell Information Center
For specific questions about the status
of your FAFSA processing or to
order a duplicate Student Aid Report:
- Talk with a customer service representative over the phone. Their automated telephone service is always available.
1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 319-337-5665
Hearing impaired? Call the TTY line: 1-800-730-8913
- You can e-mail them at FederalStudentAidCustomerService@ed.gov. They will respond within one business day.
U.S. Department of Education Website
- Financial Aid Information / FAFSA EXPRESS electronic versions
of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:
California Student Aid Commission
- For questions and information about Cal Grant A, B, and
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9045
- California Student Aid
California Dream Act
Resources - Designed by Students for Students
- Exciting, innovative new resource designed by students for students and features first-person accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers. www.college.gov.
Financial Awareness Resources
Financial Awarness Resources to help with your money management skills.
- Great tips and advice to help you with money management skills at www.ecmc.org/fab. Practical money management tips for students are available on video podcasts, covering topics from spending wisely to understanding credit scores, speaking directly to a wide range of student concerns.
Mapping Your Future
- Information on career planning, college selection and financial
Mapping Your Future
- FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college. Provide some basic information and they'll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education. (Helpful estimating tool from U.S. Dept. of Education.)
- A free online scholarship
research service: FastWeb
Selective Service Registration Information
- Check your registration status or register directly on the
World Wide Web
Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS)
- Appraiser's Bldg., Room 300
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- for free copy of E-Tax Summary or for copies of tax forms download request from http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf or phone 1-800-829-1040
other blank tax forms can be downloaded from: http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/formspubs/index.html
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Veterans Educational Benefits
- Toll free number: 1-888-442-4551
- Veterans Affairs website
- International students attending Las Positas College are not eligible for any form of government financial aid. International students may apply for scholarships NOT requiring financial need as a qualification.
- Sources of financial assistance for International students: http://www.iefa.org
- Las Positas College International Students website
Managing Your Money
- Personal finance is a popular subject on many blogs. It’s also an important subject for students, and they can learn from the information and tips discussed on many personal finance blogs. Because students are more likely to get information from their favorite blogs rather than the daily newspaper, financial literacy educators might want to guide their students to some of these blogs.
Click here for tips on managing your money.
Looking for more ways to pay for college or career training? (PDF)
Find the Information You Need Online - pdf
Federal Student Aid
View and download resources from the office of Federal Student Aid.
Read or listen to Funding Your Education: Audio Highlights.
Audio Highlights provides a series of discussions that will help you
- prepare for college, career, technical or trade school;
- make decisions that are right for you in choosing a career and a school;
- know what to look for—and look out for—in financing your education; and much more.
The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
This link can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save, and how much aid you'll need.
Career Zone California
Information on choosing a career to help pay for college after college
Who Do You Want to Be?
Information on career options and financial assistance - at your fingertips.