Financial Aid



"... An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -Benjamin Franklin

*Websites to help you manage your money

CashCourse is your real-life guide to taking charge of your money. Their online personal finance tools help you build real-life-ready financial skills.

Credit Card Information


The site with free search capability for researching credit cards; excellent information for building and managing credit.

Credit Rating and Credit Scores


The go-to site for ordering a free copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus.

Debt Management


The site that provides information on setting up debt repayment plans including referrals to agencies meeting National Foundation for Credit Counseling standards.

Identity Theft


The site where you can opt out of
pre-screened credit offers for five years or permanently.
The Federal Trade Commission’s official site on dealing with identity theft. This site includes information on what to do if victimized and an affidavit to be filled out in the event that your personal financial information is stolen.
The site with great information on preventing identity theft as well as some of the latest consumer advocacy issues affecting students across the country. is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

The Federal Trade Commission manages, in partnership with the federal agencies listed below. is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Money Management


The U.S. government’s site for financial education.
Financial Literacy - The site that helps consumers to make sound financial decisions at every life stage.

Student Loans and
Financial Aid


The site for comprehensive information on financing your education.
The site for comprehensive information on financing your education.
The site for the U.S. Department of Education’s central database where you can look up your federal student aid information including grants and loans.
The official site for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also check your FAFSA status and make corrections to a processed FAFSA.
The site for student loan facts, trends, policy issues and advocacy.
The Institute for college access and success -
  Discover Student Loans is the third-largest provider of private student loans in the United States. Our loans are made by Discover Bank, a trusted financial institution for 100 years. Discover Bank offers a variety of financial products, including FDIC-insured savings accounts, credit cards, personal loans, home loans and student loans.
  Student Loan and Financial Planning Checklist from
General Resources for Students
The site for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
  Vehicle safety is important! Want to know if there are recalls on your vehicle? (
The site to find colleges, learn about financial aid and use expert college planning tools.
  ON YOUR OWN - Finding your way to financial independence.
  Navigating college - Resource Guide for Homeless and Low Income Students

Get Free Tax Prep Help if you are a person who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Do I need to file an income tax return? How to find out if you are required to file. IRS

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  College Accreditation Guidebook contains critical information for understanding accreditation holistically, including the benefits of accreditation, types, process, online college accreditation, outcomes, and a glossary of terms for those who are not experts in the field.

Glossary of Financial Aid Terms

LPC is Green!

Money Saving Strategies from nelnet- pdf

Use this calculator to determine how long it will take you to reach your financial goals from

Use this worksheet to create a budget and assess how you are doing each month compared with your budget goal from SallieMae


Keep a Budget - Keep track of where your money is going from Budget

Fillable My Monthly Budget from Navient

Understand the deductions on your paycheck HERE lists dozens of tips for saving money as well as a step by step guide to reduce budgets.

ConsumersUnion is the website of the Consumers Union Financial Services Campaign, where we support reforms to the financial marketplace to curb bad practices by banks and lenders.

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Home and Car Loans, Investment and Savings, Personal Finance Click here


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*IMPORTANT -Las Positas College is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the Websites listed. This is simply a compiled list of web resources which may provide helpful information. LPC does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information provided in this list. Clicking any link listed, other than the LPC's, above will transfer the user to a page not under LPC’s control.

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 12, 2018