EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
In compliance with the provisions of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (45 CRF 86), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.104.7 and 104.8 A and B (PL93-112), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, and Cañada College policy, the College Financial Aid Office does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the determination of financial aid eligibility.
FAMILY EDUCATiON RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
This Act requires educational institutions to provide: access to official education records directly related to the student; an opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate; that the College must obtain the written consent of the student before releasing personally identifiable information about the student except to those persons or agencies specified by the Act; and that these rights extend to present and former students of the college.
The Act provides that the College may release certain types of "Directory Information"
unless the student submits a request in writing to the Director of Financial Aid that
certain or all such information not be released without his/her consent. Such restriction
will remain in effect until a written request from the student is submitted to the
Director to remove it.
"Directory Information" in the San Mateo County Community College District includes: (1)student's name and city of residence; (2)participation in recognized activities and sports; (3)dates of enrollment; (4)degrees and offers received; (5)the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended; and (6)height and weight of members of athletic teams.
A copy of the College Policy, FERPA and other pertinent information and forms are available in the Office of Admissions and Records during normal business hours.
Cañada College is approved by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the recognized local accrediting agency, which is affiliated with the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education. The Office of Private Postsecondary Education also approves Cañada College to offer courses to U.S. Veterans for collection of veterans' benefits. The accreditation reports and approval are available for review in the Office of the President.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM INFORMATION
Complete information about all degree and certificate programs are available in the Cañada College Catalog. This is a reference about program requirements for all educational programs. Class schedules are printed and available several months before each semester begins. Students select courses each term to advance toward completion of a degree or certificate. The current and prior year Cañada College Catologs and current Class Schedule are available online at https://websmart.smccd.edu/.
Comprehensive information about College policies is available in the College Catalog.
The library, the learning center, media services, computer and science labs, a bookstore, physical education equipment, and other academically related facilities are available for coursework and study. Special equipment and assistance is available for disabled students through the Disabled Student Services Office.
POLICY ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Cañada College prohibits the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol, narcotics, dangerous or illegal drugs or other controlled substances, as defined in California statutes, on District or College property or at any function sponsored by the District or College. Students found to be in violation of the drug-free campus policy on any district property will be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including possible cancellation of registration. The College Health Center will provide information pertaining to the health risks and effects associated with alcohol and narcotics or other dangerous or illegal drugs. Students may be referred to various outside agencies for enrollment in a drug recovery program.
A student who attempts to obtain financial aid by fraud may be suspended from Cañada College and from financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct. The College may report such instances to local law enforcement agencies, to the California Student Aid Commission, and/or to the Federal Government. If you suspect someone of fraud, please notify the Cañada College Financial Aid Office at (650) 306-3174 or contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General (800-MIS-USED) 800-647-8733.
OTHER INFORMATION /WEBSITES
FEDERAL STUDENT INFORMATION for questions about Federal student financial aid:
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
TTY users: 1-800-730-8913
http://studentaid.ed.gov/ (general information)
https://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/ (general information for FA professionals)
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID on the Web
1-800-801-0576 (general information and technical assistance)
CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION for questions and information about Cal Grant A, B, C and T:
P.O. Box 419027
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027
http://www.csac.ca.gov/ or http://www.calgrant.org
CashCourse is a nonprofit personal finance website that teaches you the practical money skills you need to get through college and prepare for future financial challenges.
ECSI for questions about Federal Perkins (NDSL) repayment:
P.O. Box 105765
Atlanta, GA 30348-5765
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
444 Washington St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS):
Appraiser's Bldg., Room 300
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM
Data Management Center
P.O. Box 94638
Palantine, Il 60094-4638
A free, comprehensive and independent guide to student financial aid resources and scholarships; has an estimator to determine financial aid eligibility.
INFORMATION/MATERIAL AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
- Fund Your Future Workbook (English and Spanish)
- Scholarship announcements posted on the Scholarship Bulletin Board by the office
- All forms and worksheets required to complete your financial aid application, appeal, request for reinstatement, request review of an unusual circumstance or dependency override.