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.

Office Operations Update

We are now open for in-person services (facial covering required, regardless of vaccination status). You may request for a Zoom appointment via email. Please refer to the right hand side of the screen for our office hours. Hours are subject to change throughout the year. You may also email (canadafinancialaid@smccd.edu) or call us (650 306-3307).

Check your WebSMART account to view your financial aid status and more.

Learn how to submit your financial aid documents



Have a general question in English or in 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.

Get assistance applying for financial aid

Asistencia en español disponible.


Financial Aid Announcements:

The 2021-2022 FAFSA and Dream Act Application

The 2022-2023 FAFSA and Dream Act Application are OPEN!

Application Assistance:

Zoom Appointment: Complete appointment request form below for the academic year you are applying for.


Federal Work-Study Program is HIRING!
Complete our interest form  to receive more information and see if you qualify.


CARES Act Funds Disclosures

COVID 19 Resources for Undocumented students


Easy Financial Aid application proccess


Hours & Contact Info

Summer 2022 Hours of Operations (June 6th - July 29th):

  • Monday & Thursday8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 am to 7 pm
  • Friday: Closed

Cañada's Financial Aid Services

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

Federal School Code: 006973


 View Financial Aid Forms    

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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