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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!

Upcoming Workshops

No registration required! Food and drinks provided at all workshops.

Saving & Budgeting: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1-2:15 p.m. (Room 5702)
Learn tips and tricks for saving your money and budgeting to reach your goals. 

Credit & FICO Scoring: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. (Room 5702)
Open to anyone who wants to learn how to build or improve their credit.

Preparing Future Home Owners: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2-3 p.m. (Room 5702)
This workshop will cover all the home owning basics, including taxes, loans, and equity.

Scholarship Application Deadline

Most scholarship applications are due by Feb. 21, 2019 for this academic year. 

CAL Grant Priority Deadline is March 2, 2019

Complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA or California Dream Act application by the deadline to be considered for the most types of Financial Aid.

Need help completing your application? Get help during our Drop-In Hours

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.


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