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Eligible Majors for Financial Aid

Selecting of Academic Major and Eligibility for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid you must be enrolled in an eligible program at your Peralta home college (see definition of home college below) and be a regular student working toward a degree, certificate or degree/transfer to a four-year institution.  To view a list of eligible majors for Financial Aid at one of our Peralta Colleges, please click the link below.





Financial Aid Home College

The Financial Aid home college is the Peralta school of record at which you plan to complete degree, certificate or degree/transfer requirements is your home college for Financial Aid purposes. For example, if have indicated a declared major of “Culinary Arts” at Laney College, you must apply through FAFSA or CA Dream Act, list the appropriate FAFSA School code and submit all Financial Aid documents to the Laney College Financial Aid Office.


FAFSA School Code:

Laney College – 001266

College of Alameda – 006720

Berkeley City College – 014311

Merritt College – 001267



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    Monday 27 March 2023
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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.