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Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

A Minute to Learn It - Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements and Application

Most Financial aid is based on need. However, recipients must also meet the following criteria.

  • Be a U.S. Cititzen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be registered with Selective Service (males only)
  • Note owe a repayment on a grant or be in default on federal student loan
  • Be working toward an approved degree or certificate program
  • Submit the required applications
  • AB540 students may qualify for state aid.  And will need to complete the Dream Act Application

Most student will have to complete the Free Workshops on Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):


Step 1:  Complete the Free Workshops on Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

For financial aid hands-on workshops schedule, click here.

Laney College Federal School Code for financial aid: 001266

Step 2: 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

There may be required forms and/or documents that you and/or your parent(s) need to fill out.  These forms can be picked up at the Financial Aid Office or can be downloaded from the Financial Aid Forms webpage. Please check your Student Center to-do list to see what forms and/or document(s) you need to submit. You may 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 IRS W2  for student and parents (*if dependent)
  • Citizenship eligibility

Step 3: Once you have submitted your forms, the Financial Aid Office will review your case and determine your eligibility. Laney College Financial Aid department will contact you once your file has been reviewed. We will be contacting you via your Peralta e-mail account and/or your phone number listed on your Student Center. Please activate and check your Peralta e-mail account.

Step 4: Log on to Passport and go to your Student Center for the most updated information on your financial aid award.


For Dream Act Application please visit the link below: