College of Alameda Offering Grants to Current and Prospective Students

College of Alameda College of Alameda is offering a one-time grant of $500 to students for the Fall 2022 semester.

College of Alameda Offering Grants to Current and Prospective Students

The College of Alameda is offering $500 to qualified students who enroll in their fall 2022 semester, the college announced last week.

College of Alameda is offering the one-time grant to help ease the financial burden on students caused by the current economic climate.

Students must be enrolled in three or more units for the fall semester, which begins August 22 to qualify. Student must also complete the California Dream Act application by Oct. 1. After verification, students will receive the funds by Oct. 31.

Students do not have to qualify for financial aid to receive the one-time $500 grant payment. However, the school wants to incentivize students to at least apply for financial aid, as many students will find they qualify for various ways to cut down tuition prices, according to school officials.

Funding for this project comes from the Federal government’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which intends to assist students access education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information on the academic, vocational and student support programs the college has to offer can be found at www.alameda.edu.

College of Alameda is also hosting an event for students that apply, register or finish their financial aid application. The Rock EnRoll event will take place on August 8, 15, and 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will serve guest food and drinks. For more information, visit the Welcome Center, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In other College of Alameda (COA)news, the school is asking people to take part in a survey to better understand how to make the school more equitable.

“As we continue to navigate online learning and returning to in-person learning in this ever-changing post pandemic era, College of Alameda has remained committed to racial and social justice, equitable services, and making our campus an empowering place for all to learn and grow,” wrote College of Alameda president Nathaniel Jones III, Ph.D.

To do this College of Alameda created the “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats” survey. COA officials hope the survey will help the school “identifying our areas of improvements, and opportunities to better meet the needs of the community.” Community input will be included into the school’s 2022 -27 Educational Master Plan, COA’s practical, data-driven, and visionary road map that prioritizes student success.

For more information, contact Dominique Benavides, COA Director of Research and Planning at dbenavides@peralta.edu.