Financial Aid is available regardless of financial means or socio-economic standing.

Easy Financial Aid application proccess

Weekly Workshops

FAFSA Tuesday Workshop

Every Tuesday, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Need help creating your FSA ID? Get started today and view this video for help and hints.

Dream Application Wednesday Workshop

Every Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Please check in at the Financial Aid Office

Cañada College Scholarship Application Now Open!

Click on here to navigate to the scholarship application log in page. For more information and workshop dates please visit out scholarship page.

NEW! Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Online Workshops:

If you are required to appeal, please complete the online SAP Counseling Sessions through our Financial Aid TV website

IMPORTANT! Make sure to print your certificate of completion once you successfully finish the session.

NEW! Loan Counseling Workshops

Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the SMCCCD Financial Aid Offices are participating in an experimental site initiative with the Department of Education related to loan counseling. If you are a repeat borrower and your Social Security Number ends in an even number or 0, you must attend an SMCCCD Loan Counseling Workshop before your funds will be disbursed. You can attend a workshop at any of the three colleges.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Update

Please note that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be out of service for several months. To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on and will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. The tool is expected to be back online in fall 2017, when the next Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) season begins. The IRS DRT provides tax data that automatically fills in information for part of the FAFSA as well as the income-driven repayment (IDR) plan application for federal student loan borrowers.

The IRS DRT was turned off following concerns that data from the tool could be used by identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns. Once enhancements are made to encrypt or mask the sensitive data, the IRS DRT will be reactivated. 

Information For Students Affected By The Corinthian College Closures:

For more information regarding school closures and available resources, review our Fact Sheet.


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.



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.

Hours & Contact Info

Mon & Thu: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tues & Wed: 8 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Financial Aid Office will be CLOSED Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Cañada Financial Aid Office

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

Federal School Code: 006973

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