Pell Grant

Finacial Aid Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Note: Hours are subject to change.

Pell Grant ChangeBeginning Fall 2012, students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant Eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. Students that have already used 600% of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be eligible to receive a Pell Grant starting Fall 2012. **

Students are automatically considered for a Federal Pell Grant when they file the FAFSA application. The Federal Pell Grant is money that a student does not need to repay. The student must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Pell grants range from $672 to $6,495 for the 2021-2022 academic year at College of Alameda.

The enrollment status of the student, i.e. full time, three-quarter time, half time or less than half time will have a proportional effect on the amount of money a student will receive.  For purposes of financial aid, enrollment status is defined as outlined in the table below.


Number of Units


12 or more

3/4 Time

9 – 11.5

1/2 Time

6 – 8.5

< 1/2 Time

5.5 or less

Our Contacts

Angie Harris, Director of Financial Aid Services

Jackie Vo, Financial Aid Officer

Jiayu He, Financial Aid Specialist

Lan-Huong Pham, Financial Aid Specialist

Miriam Fernandez, Financial Aid Specialist

Stephanie Hess, Financial Aid and Placement Assistant

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