Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
View tutorials for First-Time FAFSA filers on Financial Aid TV.
Fill out application online at fafsa.gov.
Free Workshops on Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Every TUESDAY at 12:00-2:00 PM
Building A, Welcome Center
College of Alameda Federal School Code for financial aid: 006720
Your application will be processed and you will receive an e-mail with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR).
If you did not provide an e-mail address, you will receive your SAR by mail. You should review your SAR for any necessary corrections or updates. If you do not hear from the U.S. Department of Education Federal Processing, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and select “Check the Status of a Submitted FAFSA.”
Once your application is processed, please print out the SAR (student aid report) and bring it into the College of Alameda Financial Aid Office. Required forms to fill out can be picked up at the Financial Aid Office or can be downloaded from the Financial Aid Forms webpage. Please read careful instructions of what correct forms to print out before printing them out. Along with the required completion of forms, you might also be required to bring along these documents:
Be prepared to submit a photocopy of the following documents:
- Academic Transcripts (from other Colleges attended)
- Social security Card
- Drivers License or California ID
- High School Diploma/GED or ability to Benefit results
- Verification Worksheet
- IRS tax transcripts and W2 forms for student and parents (*if dependent)
- Citizenship eligibility