Financial Aid

Financial Aid Resources

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Additional Resources

 Information You Need Online - PDF of helpful online resources (all links are from StudentAid. gov.)

The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school. Resources are grouped by the following topics:

Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information
Loan Information
Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy

Office of 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.

Books (ASLPC)

ASLPC Textbook Loaner Program

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.

California Dream Act

Frequently Asked Questions

California Student Aid Commission

·  For questions and information about Cal Grant A, B, and C:
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9045
(916) 445-0880

  California Student Aid Commission


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.)

FastWeb Scholarship Resource Service - Free Subscription

·  A free online scholarship research service: FastWeb

·  Online student resources to download and print

Federal Student Aid Information Center Webpage

For specific questions about the status of your FAFSA processing or to order a duplicate Student Aid Report:

Call: 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

E-mail: You can e-mail them at They will respond within one business day.

For questions about Federal student financial aid:
Box 84 Washington, D.C.,20044
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time

Financial Awareness Resources

Financial Awareness Resources to help with your money management skills.

Great tips and advice to help you with money management skills at 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.

Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS)

Appraiser's Bldg., Room 300
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 705-4411

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

·  for free copy of E-Tax Summary or for copies of tax forms download request from or phone 1-800-829-1040

·  other blank tax forms can be downloaded from:

BEFORE YOU FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE... Review thisindependent comparison ofon-line tax filing software

International Students

·  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:

·  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)

Mapping Your Future

Information on career planning, college selection and financial aid: Mapping Your Future

Office 365 for Education

Office 365 Education is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share your schoolwork. It’s available for free to students who are currently attending an academic institution (Las Positas College). Office 365 Education includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), and 1TB of OneDrive storage.

Microsoft allows students to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs for free. You will see the Install Office button on your Office 365 home page after you complete sign-up process. For more information

Resources - Designed by Students for Students

Exciting, innovative 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.

Resources for Foster Youth

Various resources

Resources for Your Family - from We Connect

We Connect

Selective Service Registration Information

U.S. Department of Education Website

Financial Aid Information / FAFSA EXPRESS electronic versions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

USAJOBS "Working For America"

Are you interested in a Federal career?

Veterans Educational Benefits

Toll free number: 1-888-442-4551

Veterans Affairs website Education and Training

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits, etc.

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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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