Merritt College Financial Aid Department is temporarily closed for in-person service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campus is closed due to shelter-in-place measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please follow the instructions below for assistance.

“Speak live to a Financial Aid Staff”
Merritt College Financial Aid Office will have Financial Aid Staff available via zoom on the following dates and times;


(We will be closed Friday, February 18, and Monday, February 21)

Virtual Hours Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Virtual Hours Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

In-person Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

All Virtual Financial Aid Office Hours can be accessed by clicking
 on the scheduled date and times.
Check this site next week for additional dates!


Questions about your Financial Aid status:

  • Send questions about your Financial Aid status to your Specialist. See alpha list below.   Include the following in your email.
  1. a) Full name
    b) PCCD student ID number
    c) Current phone number and mailing address

Financial Aid Staff listed below:

Antonia Andrew, FA Specialist – Last Name Alpha (ABCDEF)
Email:  Phone: (510) 436-2695
Dream Act/AB 540

Alyson Hunter, FA Specialist Last Name Alpha (GHIJKLNO)
Email:  Phone: (510) 436-2486
California Community College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal

Sahra Omar, FA Specialist – Last Name Alpha (PQRSTU)
Email:  Phone: (510) 434-3946

Pauline Pang-Sagara, FA Specialist – Last Name Alpha (VWXYZ)
Email:  Phone: (510) 436-2466
Federal Work Study

Phasasha Pharr, FA Officer – Last Name Alpha (M)
Federal Direct Loans
Outside Private Loans
Outside Scholarships

Categorical Programs – Grants:
Email:  Phone: (510) 434-3947

General Financial Aid Questions Email:

To submit a document to Financial Aid:
If you are submitting documents, please send a high-quality scanned document or photo.  To scan, you can download Microsoft Office Lens on Google Play or the Apple App Store —or simply take a photo with your phone.  Make sure you submit your documents in a safe and secure manner.