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Financial Aid Deadlines
Applying for Financial Aid:
You should file a 2020-2021 FAFSA by March 2, 2020 to qualify for maximum financial aid. If you miss the March deadline, do it as soon as possible. File a 2020-2021 FAFSA by March 2, 2020 to qualify for maximum financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year.
Waivers for 2020-2021 can be granted until the last day of spring term, 2020. Retroactive fee waivers for summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 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 2020-2021 FAFSA.
To receive a fee waiver for *summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 file a 2020-2021
*Remember, the deadline to qualify for a Promise Grant Fee Waiver is the last day of the spring semester. No exceptions.
Files are reviewed in the order received. For 2020-2021: Priority File Completion Deadline for fall 2020 is July 01, 2020. If your file is completed by July 09, 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.
$600 Grant for FULL-TIME 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 (limited amount). Your best opportunity is to complete your file as early as possible once we begin processing for 2020-2021.
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 2020-2021 FAFSA and a *GPA Verification form by March 2, 2020, to be considered for a competitive Cal Grant. The college will send a GPA verification for you automatically if you have completed 16 or more degree-applicable units prior to January 2020. For details read our *Cal Grant GPA verification procedures. 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 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 2020 is September 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020. The application period for spring 2021 is February 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021. 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 website.
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