Emergency Aid Grants

The following grant(s) are available for enrolled College of Alameda students, experiencing a financial hardship.  

Due to overwhelming demand the Student Equity Achievement grant and Emergency Food grant are no longer available. Students are encouraged to apply for the remaining grant(s) listed.

For more long-term solutions review this resource guide.


AT&T Oakland Promise Emergency Support Scholarship

  • Grant Amount: $100.00, one-time grant provided as a check*
  • Purpose: Assist students with the cost of books, classes, housing, tools and supplies needed to further their education. 
  • To Apply: Complete the online application by May 3, 2020
  • Eligibility Requirements: Oakland Promise Student enrolled full-time in a Peralta College (BCC, CoA, Laney, or Merritt); completed a Student Educational Plan with a counselor; live in Alameda county; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; and demonstrate financial need.
  • Contact: Peralta Colleges Foundation, mashariki.white@peralta.edu

*Checks will be mailed to selected applicants in mid-May


College of Alameda Chromebook Lending Program

The Chromebook Lending Program serves to assist COA students in the completion of their educational goals. Decrease the digital divide. And increase your ability to successfully complete your classes.

  • Chromebooks are available on a first come first serve basis, for the entire semester.
  • You can reserve a Chromebook as long as you are registered for classes at College of Alameda.
  • If you borrow a Chromebook, you will be responsible for caring for and returning it on the specified date, at the end of the semester.
  • If you borrow a Chromebook, you will be liable for lost, damaged, or unreturned laptops.
  • Reservations will be available as long as there are Chromebooks available.
  • For more information and to apply visit the Chromebook Lending Program website