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Financial Aid Eligibility
To receive Federal (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/basic-criteria) 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
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
- 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.
Monday: 9am - 3pm
Tuesday: 9am - 3pm & 5pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm
Thursday: 9am - 3pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
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We have an after-hours DROPBOX located in the hallway between the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices, for your convenience.