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Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid!

It is the mission of the Cañada College Financial Aid Department to aid students and prospective students in their understanding, application, and timely receipt of all eligible financial aid resources they need to reduce the significant barriers the costs of higher education present. Our philosophy is that everyone is deserving of an education and we support this entitlement through education, compassion and respect.


Cañada Financial Aid Office

Building 9, 1st Floor
(650) 306-3307 Office
(650) 306-3116 Fax

Federal School Code: 006973

4200 Farm Hill Boulevard                                Redwood City, CA 94061


Days Hours
Monday and Thursday            8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fridays 8:00am - 12:00pm


Weekly Workshops

FAFSA Tuesday Workshop: Every Tuesday, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dream Application Wednesday Workshop: Every Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Please check in at the Financial Aid Office

Check out this Youtube playlist that describes the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about the FAFSA, visit or come to the Financial Aid Office.


If you have less than a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and/or a completion rate of all attempted units at or below 50%, you may be at risk of losing BOG Fee Waiver eligibility. Please watch the following video for more information.

Federal Update:

May 2015: Federal Student Aid ID replacing the PIN The U.S. Department of Education is improving identity confirmation. Effective May 10, 2015 the U.S. Department of Education will replace the Student Aid PIN with the new FSA ID for all students and parents. You will need the new FSA ID to log into the Federal Student Aid websites. The first time you log into the sites after May 10th you will be prompted to set up an FSA ID. The process should only take a few minutes and then students, parents, and borrowers will use the FSA ID to access federal websites including:

  • FAFSA on the Web
  • NSLDS Student Access

Please see the instructions for creating your FSA ID.

Information For Students Affected By The Corinthian College Closures:

Click here for more information regarding school closures and resources you can utilize.

Student Success: Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop

Please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) workshop in order to help with achieving your financial and career goals here at Cañada College.

SparkPoint is part of a regional United Way of the Bay Area network of financial education centers designed to serve individuals and families who are working to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

Cash For College Presentations:

Scholarship Presentation

Financial Aid Presentation

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