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 financial aid:
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. College.gov.
2-1-1 from Eden I&R, Inc.
2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 3-digit telephone number that provides all Alameda County residents easy access to health, housing and human services information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, in English, Spanish and 150 other languages. While 2-1-1 serves all, it is an especially valuable resource for vulnerable populations such as single parent families and very low-income households, frail elders, people with disabilities, re-entry population, caregivers, runaway youth, non-English speakers and those who are in need of such vital resources as emergency housing, food, financial assistance, healthcare, childcare and legal assistance. 2-1-1 is also a critical public communications tool during recovery efforts after a disaster.
Please click on the link for additional information Eden I&R, Inc.
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.)
Resources for Foster Youth
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: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs
Selective Service Registration Information
- Check your registration status or register directly on the
World Wide Web
Veterans Educational Benefits
- Toll free number: 1-888-442-4551
- Veterans Affairs website
- Link to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- 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
Resources for Your Family - from We Connect
CalFresh formerly known as SNAP or Food Stamps
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your housing expenses. CalFresh benefits come on a plastic card, called the Golden State Advantage Card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores.
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)
- CollegeBuys - Microsoft Office is available as a digital download for $39.99 is exclusive to California Community Colleges (nearly 80% savings off retail prices)
USAJOBS "Working For America"
Find the Information You Need Online - PDF of online resources.
Federal Student Aid
View and download resources from the office of Federal Student Aid.
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.