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Attention Financial Aid Students: Students who have completed a 2014-2015 FAFSA ( application can now check their Fall 2014 financial aid status by logging onto their Passport account. More information and details can be found by clicking on the Frequently Asked Questions link below or by clicking here!

 Passport Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions



Interested in attending a Peralta College? To learn about applying for financial aid, see below:


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All applicants for federal and state financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


What Is a FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form the U.S. Department of Education (ED) requires to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The government conducts a “need analysis” based on financial information, such as income, assets, and other family information, which you (and your parents if you are a dependent student) will be asked to provide.

 Your application is examined by a federal processor and the results are sent by computer to the financial aid offices of the colleges you’ve chosen.

 The FAFSA is the application most colleges use to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.


 A new FAFSA must be filed every school year. You may complete your application beginning January 1 for the following award year .


Peralta School Codes

Berkeley City College – 014311

College of Alameda – 006720

Laney College – 001266

Merritt College – 001267


After filling out the FAFSA online, you should print out your Student Aid Report (SAR).  Bring the SAR to the Financial Aid Office and staff will review your report and alert you to additional documents you may need to submit.


****Important Tax Transcript Information for Students****

Due to the recent news about security issues to the IRS website, individuals will temporarily be unable to request a tax transcript for download. If you are required to submit tax transcripts for financial aid purposes, we suggest that you follow the instructions on the IRS website to request your tax transcript be mailed.



Additional information may be obtained from the 

Financial Aid Handbook 2014-2015

Financial Aid Handbook 2013-2014



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