Spring is Free! FAQ

Free Spring 2024 Classes

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

Completion of a 2023-2024 FAFSA or CA Dream Act application. Must enroll in 6 or more units at all four colleges.

  • Out-of-State students
  • International Students  

There is no separate application for Spring 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 Spring is Free!  

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

Yes, if you meet the Spring requirements for Spring 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.

Other Questions

Visit our Enroll Now at CoA page to get started. You can also visit the Welcome Center M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm in the A building.

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 or email coafinancialaid@peralta.edu.

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 

Contact the Welcome Center M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm in the A building or call 510-748-5207.

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