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Student Services & Resources

Student Services

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education offers ability and aptitude assessment screening, career guidance counseling, job placement, and student financial aid services.

The school works in close association with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD).

Special support is provided for clients referred from the State Department of Rehabilitation and the County Department of Public Social Services.


The Hacienda La Puente Adult Education counseling staff provides a variety of support services for students and the campus community including educational planning, career counseling, transfer counseling, scholarships, financial aid and personal counseling to help students establish, pursue and attain their educational and career goals.

Students should make an appointment in advance of registration to meet with a counselor.

Please contact our counselors at the following locations:

  • Willow Campus - (626) 934-2801
    Career Technical Education and LVN Associates Degree Program Counseling
  • Dibble and Hudson Campuses - (626) 933-8305
    Academic programs including Diploma & High School Equivalency.

Student Financial Aid

Federal PELL grants available to eligible students.

If you are interested in Financial Aid please fill out the 22-23 FAFSA at Our school code: 012522.

Hacienda La Puente Adult education offers grants to full-time, part-time and in some cases less than part-time students. Most financial aid resources are intended to supplement, not replace, the financial resource of the family. We have financial aid available to help you with the cost of education, which includes fees, books, supplies, miscellaneous cost, housing, and transportation. Please be aware that because of the rising cost of our fees over recent years most Student Aid may need to pay for fees and leave very little to help out with other related expenses such as books or transportation, etc. If you are interested in an eligible program please apply immediately at

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements to receive Federal Student Aid are as follow:

  • Meet U.S. Citizenship or eligible non-citizenship requirements. (Note: Deferred Action recipients are not eligible for Federal Student Aid)
  • Student must possess a High School Diploma or State issued High School Equivalency Certificate from a regionally accredited institution ( Examples are: GED®, HiSET, TASC. (Foreign High School Diploma must be notarized, translated and is the responsibility of the student.)
  • Plan to enroll in any one of our Title IV Approved Vocational Programs. (See list below*)
  • Demonstrate a need.
  • Males must have applied for Selective Service before ages 18-24.

Financial Aid applications take time to process so begin early. Application must be approved and processed prior to attending class

To get started apply online by visiting the Federal Student Aid website: Once you have applied you will need to call the financial aid office at (626) 934-2850 to turn in additional documents needed to determine Financial Aid.

Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) Policy

When a student withdraws or is dismissed from Hacienda La Puente Adult Education, a determination of the earned and unearned portion of Title IV aid will be determined. The date of withdrawal or last date attended will be used according to attendance records generated by the School’s Attendance System (ASAP). To review the Return of Title IV Funds Policy please refer to the Student Handbook.

*The following HLPAE training programs eligible for Financial Aid Benefits (PELL Grant) for students who qualify:

  • Administrative Clerk
  • Automotive Technician
  • Barber
  • Combination Welder
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Culinary Arts Academy
  • Esthetician
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Major Appliance Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Psychiatric Technician (PT)
  • Registered Dental Assistant

Financial Aid - APPLY NOW!

Assessment Services

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education provides assessments through standardized tests. Computer assisted career guidance and occupational information are available to match career interests to specific jobs and training opportunities.

  • eCASAS Appraisal
  • eCASAS Pre and Post Testing
  • TABE
  • Pearson Vue (GED® Testing)
  • Computer assisted career guidance and occupational information
  • High school Equivalency Testing (HSE)
    • GED Testing
    • HiSET Testing

Call: (626) 934-2891 to speak to a counselor.

Job Readiness Services

  • Job search
  • Job application completion
  • Resume preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Interview coaching
  • Employer database
  • Mentoring 
  • Career planning assistance

Workforce Resource Center - Job Seeker Services

The Resource Center is intended for current students and the general public who need a place to study and/or to conduct job searches.

The resource center contains computers with internet access to job websites and other employment resources such as resume preparation, and telephone and fax accessibility - to employers only.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Current Student: 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hours are subject to change based on the school’s needs.

Use of the Resource Center is for study and job preparation purposes only.

Anyone in violation of the basic rules of conduct will be asked to leave.

Veterans Department

Post 9/11 Veterans

Come in and use your GI Bill benefits for:

  • Administrative Clerk
  • Automotive Technician
  • Barber
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Combination Welder
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Culinary Arts Academy
  • Esthetician
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Major Appliance Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Psychiatric Technician (PT)
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Private Security Specialist

Veteran friendly school. Approved for veterans.

Put your military core values, self-discipline and work ethics into a rewarding career!

Service members and reservist, whose education was interrupted by voluntarily and/or involuntarily military service, can be re-admitted to their program without penalty.

Community Services

Senior Training

Assists National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) referrals to enter work training opportunities.

Interpreters for the Deaf

Sign language interpreters are available in a limited capacity for deaf and hard of hearing students enrolled in vocational training classes.

Call: (626) 934-2920 Voice.

Additional HLPUSD Community Resources

Community Resource Guide

Public Transportation

  • Dial-A-Ride (Seniors and Persons w/ Disabilities (626) 330-4000
  • Foothill Transit—  (800) 743-3463
  • La Puente Link— (626) 330-4000
  • Hacienda Heights Hopper Shuttle—  (626) 458-3965

Online Student Resources

Sample Appraisal Test Questions

English as a Second Language

Language Arts Practice

    Online newspaper with listening, vocabulary and reading comprehension activities and quizzes.
    (Turn on your computer-speakers before you open this site.)

Math Practice


Student Services

Willow Center
14101 E. Nelson Avenue, La Puente, CA 

(626) 934-2850

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free & Low Cost On-Site Services

HLPAE provides a variety of low cost and free services to our students and community members.

  • Free Citizenship/ Naturalization Application Review Workshops are held monthly by appointment at Dibble Campus. Call (626) 934-8305 for additional information.
  • Free childcare for daytime classes across all three campuses. Please call specific campus for additional information.
  • Specialty Services at Willow Center, call direct for appointments, services and any applicable costs
    • Automotive Services (626) 934-2932
    • Children’s Dental Clinic (626) 934-2894
    • Computer Repair (626) 394-2801
    • Cosmetology & Barber Services (626) 934-2801
    • Major Appliance Service & Repair (626) 934-2936