The Cañada College Financial Aid Office is offering open remote services beginning March 17, 2020 during our regularly scheduled hours. Please check back for updates. All questions can be directed to our campus email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 306-3308. Please make sure to include your student ID (G number) in all communications. If you need to submit documents, we will accept them by email. Please check your WebSMART account to view your financial aid status and more.
Instructions for submitting documents: Please E-mail using your my.smccd.edu email address ONLY to email@example.com. Documents must be password protected or encrypted. Passwords should be sent in a separate email. If you are unsure how to password protect your document, please email us for assistance. Please note - all documents must have your student ID number, be legible and completely filled out with appropriate signatures provided. Emailed documents must be in a PDF or JPEG format.
Foundation Emergency Funds Student Application:https://foundation.smccd.edu/emergency-fund-application.php
Financial Aid Application Workshops
Due to COVID-19 all Financial Aid Workshops are canceled.
If you need help filling out your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application please contact the following numbers for phone assistance:
Financial Aid Office - 650-306-3308
FAFSA - 1-800-433-3243
DREAM Act - 1-888-224-7268
Need help creating your FSA ID? Get started today and view this video for help and hints.
Students are encouraged to check their financial aid status through WebSMART and their student email. Students may also stop by the office for assistance. Photo ID is required for questions specific to your financial aid application and award. Due to student privacy and the protection of student information, only general information about financial aid will be provided over the phone or by email.
Appointments to meet one-on-one with staff are also available for students who are unable to attend our weekly workshops and for those with more complex questions or who require additional assistance. To make an appointment, please stop by the office during our regular hours or contact us by phone or email.
Loan Counseling Workshops
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.
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.
Spring Break Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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.
Cañada Financial Aid Office
Building 9, 1st Floor
Federal School Code: 006973
You can get 24/7 help with your financial aid questions by visiting our FA TV web pages.
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