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Financial Aid

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What Is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money that is given, paid or loaned to you to help pay for your college education or vocational training

Spring Quarter Virtual Office Hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Need Assistance? 

Welcome to our New Virtual Financial Aid Front Desk  

The Foothill Financial Aid Office is now open with Virtual Front Desk services. Now you can connect with financial aid staff and have your general financial aid questions answered instantly without the wait of an email response. 

To ZOOM into the Financial Aid Virtual Front Desk, simply click on the button below during the following times: 

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. -  4 p.m. , excluding holidays



CALL:  +1 669 900 6833 (US TOLL) OR +1 408 638 0968   (US TOLL) 

ENTER MEETING ID: 920 2543 8586

Spring Quarter Phone Center Hours:


  •  Monday & Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Office Closed Friday, April 16

Our Student Services virtual offices will be closed for an all-district meeting on Friday, April 16, 2021. Phone, email and text correspondence will  return on April 19.

If you are a student experiencing a life-threatening psychiatric emergency or concerned about a student experiencing a life-threatening psychiatric emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the FHDA Police Dispatch at 408. 924.8000 with the information below for immediate assistance:

  • Full name of the student 
  • CWID
  • The physical location of the student, if known 
  • A number or email address where the student can be reached


COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

Important updates regarding COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds

If you are a current Foothill student and have expenses related to COVID-19, you can submit an Emergency Relief Fund Request.

Once you submit your request, it will be determined if you meet the qualifications to receive an emergency relief fund award. If you do meet the qualifications and funds are available, your award will be processed within 1-2 weeks.

Qualifications to receive emergency relief funds at Foothill:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen**
  • Be enrolled for Winter 2021 or Spring 2021 at Foothill
  • Have one or more of the following:
    1.  Technology expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19
    2.  Housing needs due to the impact of COVID-19
    3. Food needs due to the impact of COVID-19

NOTE: Students who complete a 2020-21 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for a federal Pell Grant may qualify for larger amounts of housing and food assistance.

** Generally, you are an eligible non-citizen if you are one of the following:

-U.S. permanent resident, with a Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Receipt Card or "Green Card”)

-Conditional permanent resident (I-551C)

-Other eligible noncitizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Indefinite Parole,” “Humanitarian Parole,” or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant”

-A citizen of the Republic of Palau (PW), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (MH), or the Federated States of Micronesia (FM).

If you have any questions, email the Foothill Financial Aid Office at fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu. Please be aware that we do not have access to students’ Emergency Relief Fund Request Forms so will not be able to tell you the status of your form unless an award has been posted for you.

Foothill College Promise—Get Two Years College Free

First-time, full-time students are eligible to have the cost of tuition, fees and textbooks waived for their first TWO years through the Foothill College Promise.

To get started, apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application.

Then learn more about other types of financial aid available for Foothill College students!

Note: Foothill Promise is offered for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters only. It is not applicable for Summer quarter classes.

GREAT NEWS STARTING FALL 2020! - If you drop below full-time status, you will not lose Foothill Promise eligibility for the following quarters you are eligible.

  • If you lost first-year eligibility during the 2019-2020 school year, you can now be considered for year two of the Foothill Promise Program during the 2020-2021 school year as long as you meet the basic eligibility requirements.

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Monday Themes - You can learn more about financial aid programs, important dates and deadlines, and much more.

Q&A Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) - Ask us anything about financial aid. Answers are given in REAL TIME!

#Friday #Appeal YourFriday—Learn about the different appeal options available at the Financial Aid Office!

In addition, we organize financial aid games for PRIZES and stay in contact with students through direct messaging.

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

Foothill Financial Aid will be providing all services virtually through at least Summer 2021.

While Foothill College attempts to continue operations in a more virtual setting due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, many campus offices will be physically closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through at least Summer 2021.

Though the Financial Aid Office may be physically closed, we will continue to provide the same services and support to students through phone, email and video conferencing. 

Here's how you can reach us:

We will do our best to get back to you within 3-5 business days.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate this difficult and uncertain time and work to keep our community safe with minimal interruptions of service.

New! Download myStudentAid Mobile App

Completing your FAFSA form just got easier. You can now complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the myStudentAid app.

Choose Your Device

Cash for College Workshops (Off Campus)

Need assistance completing your financial aid application? Make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office or check out a Cash for College Workshop near you!

New External Scholarship Opportunity! Don’t Miss out, Apply Today!

It is time for the 2020/2021 CCCSFAAA Scholarship Program! This year, the California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA) will sponsor student scholarships; a total of ten (10) $500 student scholarships, one (1) $500 scholarships for each of the ten (10) California Community College regions across the state. In addition, there will be one (1) $1,000 scholarship from the “Mariana Deeken, Well it Depends” scholarship fund.

For more information and to apply, click HERE !

Deadline: April 30, 2021


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Black Lives Student Services Services Statement

In Student Services, we acknowledge our role in not serving our Black students adequately. Please read full statement of our commitment to alter our course of action with a quaretly updated public plan. 

Black Lives Matter Action Plan 12/15/2020 Update

Financial Aid TV 24/7

Learn about financial aid through a series of FATV short videos.

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