How To Apply

Financial Aid Hours

Student Services (In-Person) Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Support Services (Online) Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1 – Fill Out The Financial Aid Application Online

FAFSA

fafsa.ed.gov

For US citizens or eligible non-citizens with a valid social security number

Dream Act

dream.csac.ca.gov

For California AB540 eligible students

College of Alameda’s school code for financial aid: 006720

Need help filling out the financial aid application? We have financial aid hands-on workshops that will assist you with filling out the online application. For the financial aid hands-on workshop schedule click here.

Step 2 – Your Application Will Be Processed

You will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) via email or by mail.

7-10 business days after you submit your FAFSA or Dream Act application, there may be required forms and/or documents that you and/or your parent(s) need to fill out. Please log into your passport to check your Student Center to-do list to see what forms and/or documents you need to submit.

Step 3 – The Financial Aid Office Will Review Your Financial Aid Eligibility 

They will conntact you if your file is incomplete. Once you have been determined eligible for financial aid, your award will be visible on your Student Center by logging into Passport.

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