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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.
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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!
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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 from one or more of the available funding sources (Foothill Emergency Relief, Federal CARES Act or Foothill CARES). If you do meet the qualifications, your award(s) will be processed as quickly as possible. Starting the week of May 18th, all students who qualify for an emergency relief fund award should have their awards processed within 1-2 weeks.
Qualifications to receive funds to purchase a WiFi hotspot through Foothill Emergency Relief sources:
Qualifications to receive emergency relief funds through the Federal CARES Act:
** 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).
Qualifications to receive emergency relief funds through Foothill CARES:
NOTE: If you qualify for a Federal CARES Act Grant or Foothill CARES Grant, you will be notified by email within 24 hours of your award being disbursed.
If you have any questions, email the Foothill Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Financial Aid will be providing all services virtually through at least June 30th
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 16th through at least Tuesday, June 30th.
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.
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Completing your FAFSA form just got easier. You can now complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the myStudentAid app.
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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!
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Learn about financial aid through a series of FATV short videos.