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Financial Aid

Help Paying For College

Financial aid is money that is given, paid or loaned to you to help pay for your college education or vocational training. It can also be a waiver of select college fees.

To start, check out our financial aid program options.

Then apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application, depending on eligibility.

In the News

Check back here often for announcements, news and workshops dates. We look forward to helping you!


Jobs available for Foothill students...Don't miss out!

If you have a 2017-18 federal financial aid award, you may be eligible to get one of our terrific Federal Work-Study jobs.  Click here to learn more.



Changes to Financial Aid Office Hours

January 2018
  • January 15:  Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Winter Quarter Workshops and Events


Scholarship Application Workshop
Thursday, January 25  |  12-2 p.m.  |  Room 4202

(workshop: 12-1 p.m.; application assistance: 1-2 p.m.)

All students can apply for Foothill scholarships. Come to this workshop to learn how to navigate our scholarship system and get one-on-one help with your application.


Cal Grant Workshop
Tuesday, February 6  |  12:30-1:30 p.m.  |  Room 6302

Learn valuable information about the Cal Grant eligibility requirements, how to apply, and how to maximimze your Cal Grant award.


Cash for College
Main Campus:  Thursday, February 8  |  4-7 p.m.  |  Room 8401
Sunnyvale Center:  Tuesday, February 13  |  3-5:30 p.m.  |  Room 224

The best time to complete your financial aid application is by March 2nd, and we're here to help! Work one-on-one with a friendly Financial Aid advisor to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).


Scholarship Assistance Drop-In Hours

Get last-minute help to finish applying for Foothill scholarships.

Financial Aid Office, Building 8100
  • Monday, February 12  |  1-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 13  |  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14  |  11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 15  |  1-4 p.m.
Veterans Resource Center, Room 5403
  • Wednesday, February 14  |  1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 15  |  12:30-2:30 p.m.




Students Services Building

Questions?We're Here to Help!

Financial Aid Office

(650) 949-7245


Building 8100, Room 8101

Financial Aid Staff Directory

Financial Aid Questions?