Apply for Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid is easy and convenient. Use school code 001199 for Foothill.
Not Sure If You Qualify for Financial Aid?
Most first-time, full-time students are eligible to have the cost of tuition and fees waived for their first year through Foothill College Promise.
If you have questions, contact our Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Building 8100, Room 8101.
Follow Steps 1–5
Complete the application that applies to you
Students are encouraged to apply by March 2nd in order to be considered for most types of financial aid.
Students can apply as early as Oct 1st for the following school year.
If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
If you meet the qualifications of AB 540 (Assembly Bill 540) and are not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, complete the California Dream Act Application.
Learn more about eligibility for the California Dream Act.
Check Your Application Status in MyPortal
After our Financial Aid Office receives and reviews your application, you'll receive e-mail instructions on how to review your application status in MyPortal.
Watch a short video about how to navigate to your Financial Status in MyPortal.
- Log in to myportal.fhda.edu with your 8-digit CWID
- Select the Financial Tab
- Follow instructions for how to review your application status
Read Instructions on How To Review Your Application Status
Look for red flag and green check mark icons.
A read flag can mean one of three things:
- We have not received the form
- We have received it, however not yet reviewed it
- It is incomplete (which you will need to contact us to know the reason)
If you see a red-flag, click each one and follow the instructions listed.
To find your specific status, select the BIG RED FLAG on the top right-hand side labeled "Requirement Messages."
GREEN CHECK MARKS
A green check mark means that the requirement has been fulfilled
If you are turning in Appeals, the icons mean that your application has either been approved or denied. You will need to select Requirement Message for the specific status.
Complete Any Remaining Forms
Regularly Check MyPortal
Once you have submitted all forms, check what you are awarded by selecting the dollar sign labeled "Financial Aid Awards."
- Review your application and award status regularly.
- Make sure to reapply each and every year.
- The 2018-19 FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2017.
HOLDS AND ACADEMIC PROGRESS: For other status information, go to the right hand side of your Financial Aid tab and look under "Important Links." You'll also find your status and awards.
Cal Grant Competitive Award Deadline: Sept. 2, 2019
Community College Students Only
2,875 competitive awards are offered to students who are enrolled at a California Community College for the fall term and have a GPA reported by the September 2 filing deadline.