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Financial Aid

Get Help Paying For College

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.

Foothill College Promise - Free College!

First-time, full-time students are eligible to have the cost of tuition and fees waived for their first year through 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!

In the News

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

Reg Fest — Financial Aid Application Workshop (On Campus)


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

  • 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
  • See How To Prepare — What To Bring

Cash for College Workshops (Off Campus)

Get help with your FAFSA or Dream Act application at a local Cash For College Event!

Name Change Alert!  BOG Fee Waiver California College Promise Grant

The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver is now going by the California College Promise Grant. While the name has changed, the application process and benefits remain the same. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (650)949-7245 or fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu.


Students Services Building

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Financial Aid Office



Building 8100, Room 8101

Financial Aid Staff Directory

Related Foothill Support Programs

Financial Aid Questions?


Main Campus & Sunnyvale Center Open Wednesday

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Nov. 21. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Wednesday, Nov. 21