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How To Apply

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid


Fill out the financial aid application online


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


Dream Act

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.


Your application will be processed and you will recieve 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.


The Financial Aid Office will review your financial aid eligibility and contact 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 Student Campus Solutions.