Financial Aid


Welcome to the College of Alameda Financial Aid page!

What is Financial Aid? Financial Aid TV can answer all your questions!

Visit the Online Financial Aid Workshop Center for more information, including General Questions, the FAFSA, Federal & State Programs, Specific Questions & Loan Programs.

Fill out your 2015-2016 FAFSA now!

Usted puede ver a Financial Aid TV en Español aqui.

Financial Aid Office

Welcome Week
Hours of Operation:

(510) 748-2391

Monday: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: Closed

Hours are subject to change.


Workshops financial aid

If you need help filling out your FAFSA application or Dream Act application, please attend one of our workshops! College of Alameda offers free FAFSA workshops for all students!


Located: Building L–Library, Room L231.



Disbursement InformationHigherOneCard


There are now three major financial aid disbursements per semester. 

  • One disbursement (25% Pell) will occur four days before school starts
  • The second disbursement (25% Pell) will be by the end of the first week of school
  • The third disbursement (50% Pell) will be in the middle of the semester for all students eligible for payments by those dates.

All financial aid disbursements are sent to your HigherOne debit card.  If you have not received your HigherOne card, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


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