Apply to the Peralta Colleges Today!

Click one of our four colleges below to get started

Berkeley City College
College of Alameda
Laney College
Merritt College

Where to Begin?

To attend any of the 4 colleges, you must apply to the California Community College System First. 

  1. Create an OpenCCC Account 
  2. Explore the Tools in MyPath
  3. Complete CCC Apply Application on MyPath 
  4. Continue to Explore MyPath 

Already Applied?

After applying to the California Community College system (OpenCCC) you should receive an acceptance email, along with a Peralta Colleges Username and Password for Campus Solutions. 

Campus Solutions is the center for all students within Peralta to enroll in classes and manage their accounts. 

Once you have both a username and password, then click the button below and enroll today!

Campus Solutions
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Financial Aid Help 

Let's Do this together

Did you know that you can go to college for FREE?

There are multiple ways to get help paying for your college education at the four Peralta Colleges and make your dream of a college education a reality.

  • Traditional Financial Aid,
  • California College Promise Grant
  • Scholarships through the Peralta Colleges Foundation


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Financial Aid
California Promise
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

How to apply for Financial Aid 

  1. Apply for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. Download the 'MyStudentAid" app to complete the FAFSA
  3. Apply for State Student Aid at https://dream.csac.ca.gov
    Allow up to 5 business days for us to receive your FAFSA or Dream Act application. Don't forget to add our school codes: Berkeley City College (014311), College of Alameda (006720), Laney College (001266), and Merritt (001267)
California Promise

California Promise

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) is available for students planning to or currently attending a California community college and waives enrollment fees. More than 1 million students got this grant last year... now it could be your turn.


  1. You must be a student planning to or currently attending a California community college.
  2. You must be determined a resident OR be exempt from non-resident fees under the California Dream Act.
  3. You must have financial needs.

2021-2022 California Promise Grant Application
Choose your primary campus

The deadline to apply for a CCPG is the last day of the school year. This means that the Financial Aid Office must receive a valid CCPG application or Student Aid Report (SAR) no later than the last day of finals during Spring semester.

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Peralta Colleges Foundation Scholarships

Community colleges have long provided a gateway to higher education, but that gateway has become more difficult to access. Costs to attend community college has doubled since 2006.

A student who enrolled full-time in a community college will pay an estimated $1,500 per semester for fees, books, and supplies that go beyond tuition. The students who attend the Peralta Colleges tend to be low-income, with approximately 70 percent qualifying for financial assistance, but this assistance falls short of making a college education affordable for many. 

Gifts from alumni, employees, committed citizens, corporations and foundations help many students lacking financial resources achieve their educational and career goals.

We have 100+ scholarship funds created by friends, family, and faculty of Peralta Colleges, as well as community partners who are passionate about building the next generation of workforce leaders.
Apply for Scholarships Today!

Student Resources

The Peralta Colleges offer a wide range of resources to help you succeed both in school and in life.

Classes are mostly online this spring and we are working to make sure you can access all of the necessary tools from counseling services, to admissions and records, to financial aid.

There are medical services for your physical and mental health, online tutoring, low cost internet options. Follow the link below for more resources at our colleges