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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 - 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 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!

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

Update regarding COVID-19:

Foothill Financial Aid will be providing all services virtually through at least April 30th

 While Foothill College attempts to continue operations in a more virtual setting, many campus offices will be physically closed from Monday, March 16th through at least Thursday, April 30th due to the efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak. At this time there have been no confirmed cases on the Foothill College campus.

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.

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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!

Apply for Financial Aid

Students Services Building

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Financial Aid Office



Building 8100, Room 8101

Foothill College Ambassadors

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We're Hiring. Application extended to Feb. 18!

Earn $15 an hour at 10–15 hours per week in one of our Student Services program offices through June 30, 2020.

How to Apply

Financial Aid TV 24/7

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

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Related Foothill Support Programs

All Spring Classes Delivered Virtually

Spring starts April 13. All classes will be delivered virtually.

Questions? Email fhgethelp@fhda.edu. Visit Virtual Campus Website

All Spring Classes Delivered Virtually