Fall is Free! FAQ

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Summer/Fall class schedule

Yes, Fall is Free! pays for the student enrollment fee, AC transit, Health, Parking Fees, Campus Use and Student Representation fee.

FA application deadline Oct 1, 2023

  • Out-of-State students
  • International Students  

There is no separate application for Fall is Free.  As long as you meet the above requirements, we will waive your fees.

Yes! Applying for financial aid is a requirement—however, if you don’t qualify for financial aid for reasons such as income, academic progress, etc. you can still participate in Fall is Free!  

Yes, as long as you meet the other requirements of the program you can participate.

Yes, if you meet the Fall requirements for Fall is Free, your intersession classes will be free as well.

Students will see a balance due on their account until it has been verified that they have completed the required financial aid application(s) to qualify for free tuition. Once verified, the account balance will be waived. Payment is not required to register for classes.

No. There is no citizenship requirement for participation in the zero fees program. Out-of-state and international students are not eligible.

Students who qualify for Fall is Free at COA will be reimbursed through Bank Mobile or receive a check at the mailing address in Campus Solutions. We encourage students to sign up for Bank Mobile so the funds can be directly deposited into your bank account.

Other Questions

Visit our Future Students page to get started. You can also visit the Virtual Welcome Center M-F 8:30am-4:30pm on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/my/coa500

Visit the Welcome center in the A-Building for assistance with applying or enrollingWe are open Monday – Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, Phone: (510) 748-5207. You can also visit the Virtual Welcome Center M-F 8:30am-4:30pm on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/my/coa500

Visit Financial Aid in the A-Building for assistance with your application. In-person and online appointments are also available. To schedule please call (510) 748-2391 

Please call or drop by the Counseling Department in the A-Building to schedule an appointment with a Counselor. Online appointments are also availableWe are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, Phone: 510-748-5207 

You can call (510) 295-0733 or email COA500@peralta.edu. You can also visit the Virtual Welcome Center M-F 8:30am-4:30pm on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/my/coa500

Emergency aid and other forms of assistance can be found here.