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Financial Aid for Veterans
Veterans can receive both financial aid (FAFSA) and veterans benefits at the same time.
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Applying for Financial Aid - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Once you have applied, it takes about a week for us to receive your FAFSA results. When we have your FAFSA in our system, we will email you at your secure Zonemail 'student email' account.
The FAFSA is the application to apply for the many grants you may be eligible for just because you applied. The FAFSA is sent to the Department of Education and from there it is sent to the state of California.
Processing Time - Once we receive your FAFSA, you will be notified by our office that we received the FAFSA and we will explain what you must do next. The entire process can take 6-8 weeks, but can take much longer for students who apply late and don't follow through in a timely manner.
Completing your Financial Aid File - Some students are randomly selected by the Department of Education for mandatory verification of income, family size, etc. The information on the student's SAR (Student Aid Report) will indicate if the student has been selected for verification. Verified students are required to provide the financial aid office with documentation of all sources of income for the required tax year and must submit on the Verify My Application platform.
Types of Financial Aid
Federal Pell Grant - is free money from the U.S. federal government to help students pay for college and other necessities.
Federal Pell Grant is free money from the U.S. federal government to help students pay for college and necessities for attending college.
CAL Vet Fee Waiver Program
The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. There are four plans under which dependents of veterans may be eligible.
- Information & Application - https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/College-Fee-Waiver.aspx
- College Fee Waiver for Veterans' Dependents Program - LPC Veterans First Program
Receiving Your Financial Aid - BankMobile Disbursements (link to BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.)
Student Education Plan - Your Student Education Plan (SEP), created with the help of a counselor, is a step-by-step guide based on requirements to meet your goals and how soon you would like to complete them. Planning ahead will ensure you take your courses in the right sequence to enroll in the courses you need, when you need them. You should meet with a counselor during your first semester to complete your SEP!
Policies and Procedures - How to keep your financial aid
Important Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines - Important Dates & Deadlines
When you have completed all of your financial aid requirements, you will recieve your financial aid award letter (if you are eligible) at your secure Zonemail 'student email' account. (How to Access your Zonemail)
EFC Appeal due to Special Circumstances
Did you know that if you are not eligible for a Pell grant, due to your income at the time being over the limit for your household size/number in college, etc. resulting in your EFC being too high for a Pell grant, you can appeal?
If your income is different than the income reported on your 20_- 20_ FAFSA, you may send in a request for an EFC Appeal to the Financial Aid Office after you file your FAFSA and have completed all of your financial aid file (turned in all required documentation).
Financial Aid Office
Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Building 1600, Room 1650
Livermore, CA 94551
Fax: (925) 449-6038
Always email from your Zonemail and include your W number.
Cranium Café - Speak to an advisor Online
Please Note: We have an after-hours DROPBOX located in the hallway between the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices, for your convenience.
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- Financial Aid Office Staff
- FAFSA- FREE Application for Federal Student Aid
- FSA Phone: 1-800-433-3243
- FSA ID Assistance: 1-800-557-7394