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Important PeraltaCard NEWS for Financial Aid Students!

8 April 2012

Read about this new Peralta Program for Financial Aid Students!





The Peralta District has officially launched the new PeraltaCard, a new method for delivering financial aid disbursements to students since 2012. Students will begin receiving their Financial Aid funds through their PeraltaCard.


Financial Aid Students: In order to continue to receive uninterrupted financial aid, you MUST review and update your mailing address and phone number as soon as possible. Also see the videos below on how the new PeraltaCard (HigherOne) works.


The new PeraltaCard will be mailed to each student’s current address on file with Peralta Community College District. It is critical that all students update their mailing address. When the student receives the card in the mail, he or she must activate the card and choose a disbursement option in order to access the financial aid money at


Students are given three disbursement options to choose from:

1. Use of PeraltaCard
2. Wire transfer to the bank of their choice
3. Receipt of a physical check by mail


For more information on the new financial aid disbursement (PeraltaCard), here are some useful links from the Financial Aid Website:



PeraltaCard Frequently Asked Questions

Fees & Schedules:


If you have not yet activated your Peralta Student Email Account, please take a few moments to do so. The instructions are posted at The email login is at [ Note: There is also a link to Student Email from your PASSPORT Student Center, on the right side menu, at . Please make sure your email address in your PASSPORT Student Center is correct and up-to-date. Students may also wish to set a Preferred Email Address that works to redirect your email. ]

For assistance with your PASSPORT Email Address, please send an email to:

including your full name, your Student ID #, and your PASSPORT Login User ID (i.e. your login username to PASSPORT at )


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New E-mail Procedures for Financial Aid Students

18 July 2011

New E-mail Procedures — Effective Fall 2011 Semester, the Berkeley City College Financial Aid Office will begin returning student email inquiries to the student’s Peralta email account only. Please check your Peralta email regularly for updates and replies. If you have not activated your Peralta email address, please visit and follow the instructions to activate your student email account.






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