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Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Come to Reg Fest on Nov. 28

Attend a Financial Aid Application Workshop


Wednesday, Nov. 28
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Library Computer Lab (Room 3504)

  • How to Prepare — What to Bring
  • Get one-on-one help from Foothill College Financial Aid staff
  • Complete the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid or (CADAA) California Dream Act Application

Applying for financial aid is easy and convenient. Follow steps 1-4.

1. Complete an Application

Complete one of the following applications and include Foothill College as one of your school choices — using school code 001199.



To be eligible to apply for an Entitlement Cal Grant, be certain to submit your FAFSA or Dream Application by the March 2 priority deadline.

2. Review Your Application Status

After our Financial Aid Office receives and reviews your application, you'll receive e-mail instructions on how to review your application status in MyPortal.

Watch a short video about how to navigate to your Financial Status in MyPortal.


Check Application Status in MyPortal

  • Log in to myportal.fhda.edu with your 8-digit CWID
  • Select the Financial Tab
  • Follow instructions for how to review your application status

Read Instructions on How To Review Your Application Status

Look for red flag red flag and green check mark green check icons.


 A read flag can mean one of three things:

  • We have not received the form
  • We have received it, however not yet reviewed it
  • It is incomplete (which you will need to contact us to know the reason)

If you see a red-flag, click each one and follow the instructions listed.

To find your specific status, select the BIG RED FLAG on the top right-hand side labeled "Requirement Messages."


A green check mark means that the requirement has been fulfilled


If you are turning in Appeals, the icons mean that your application has either been approved or denied. You will need to select  Requirement Message for the specific status.


3. Complete Any Remaining Forms

Complete and submit remaining required forms to the Foothill College Financial Aid Office. Please allow one to four weeks for Foothill to process your financial aid forms.

4. Regularly Check MyPortal

Once you have submitted all forms, check what you are awarded by selecting the dollar sign labeled "Financial Aid Awards." 

  • Review your application and award status regularly.
  • Make sure to reapply each and every year.
  • The 2018-19 FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2017.

HOLDS AND ACADEMIC PROGRESS: For other status information, go to the right hand side of your Financial Aid tab and look under "Important Links." You'll also find your status and awards.

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Financial Aid Office



Building 8100, Room 8101

Financial Aid Staff Directory