Spring Break Office Hours (March 27 to March 31)
  • Monday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Friday: CLOSED
Free College* at Cañada College!

Most students who reside in San Mateo County will have their enrollment fees waived for the Spring 2023 semester at Cañada College! 

Have questions about the Free College* initiative?

Please visit the FAQ page to find your answer! 

*Certain conditions will apply.
Financial Aid Applications are now live!

The 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 FAFSA and Dream Act Applications are OPEN!

Although the priority deadline has passed, you may still apply for either applcation! 

Deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 (current aid year) is June 30, 2023.

If you need assistance with completing your financial aid application, please submit an appointment request below. 

Financial Aid Application Appointment Request

Virtual Assistance in English and Spanish

Use our Ask Cody chat feature OR Join our Zoom Drop-in Hours to meet with a financial aid staff member.

  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Palo Alto Rotary Club Scholarship
Palo Alto Rotary Club - Robert Smithwick Vocational Scholarships for 2023-2024

The Rotary Club of Palo Alto vocational scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to students who will enroll in an accredited career program or vocational program at one of the following community colleges: Cañada College, College of San Mateo, De Anza College, Foothill College, and Skyline College. These scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Robert Smithwick, a founder of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and long-time Rotarian. Dr. Smithwick was active in community service and devoted to improving health and education locally and abroad.

For more information for the scholarship, please click here. Deadline to apply is on April 14, 2023.

2022-2023 Normal Office Hours & Contact Info
  • Monday & Thursday
    8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday:
    8 am to 7 pm
  • Friday:
    8am to 12pm
Office Location and Email:

Building 9, 1st Floor
(650) 306-3308

Federal School Code: 006973


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You can get 24/7 help with your financial aid questions by visiting our FA TV web pages, or you can Ask Cody, our virtual assistant.

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