The Hire UP Pilot Program was established June 30, 2022, through Assembly Bill No. 183, codified in Education Code EDC 78080-78084, to provide stipends to formerly incarcerated, CalWORKs, and former foster youth enrolled students to help you meet the true cost of college attendance and to help remove financial barriers to meeting your education and career goals.

Students receive payment based on the minimum wage and the number of units enrolled. If your status changes during a semester, your stipend will also increase or decrease accordingly. Stipends will be paid once per month on a first come first serve basis while funds still available. Students are eligible to receive stipends based on the number of units they are enrolled in as follows:

Enrollment Level    Hours       Monthly Stipend (4 weeks)

6-8.99 units            20              $1,280
9-11.99 units           30              $1,920
12+ units                   40              $2,560

Eligible students may view their Hire UP Grant award status by logging into Campus Solutions account, under ‘Student Center,’ in
the ‘Financial Aid Summary’ page.  Awards will be disbursed through the Student’s BankMobile account.

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Submission Deadline: Spring 2024 by 5/25/2024.  Fall 2024 by 12/14/2024


The Peralta Community College District partners with BankMobile Disbursements (formerly Higher One), a financial services company that provides refund methods for students to receive financial aid disbursements. More information on BankMobile Disbursement refund methods can be found at How to Access your Financial Aid Funds and Refund Choices – BankMobile Disbursements.

For additional questions, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at

or visit PCCD website at