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2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA Update

California State Grants Deadline Extended to May 2, 2024.

 

To be considered for a Cal Grant award, you must submit a 2024-25 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) by May 2, 2024. California Community College (CCC) students with plans of enrolling in a CCC for the following school year of 2024-25 have until September 2, 2024, to submit a new or renewed FAFSA or CADAA application. 

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What Is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money that is given, paid or loaned to you to help pay for your college education or vocational training.

Need Assistance? 

Virtual Financial Aid Front Desk  

The Foothill Financial Aid Office is now open with Virtual Front Desk services. Now you can connect with financial aid staff and have your general financial aid questions answered instantly without the wait of an email response. 

To ZOOM into the Financial Aid Virtual Front Desk, simply click on the button below during the following times: 

NEW Virtual Front Desk Zoom Hours!

 

 

Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., excluding holidays.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

Join the Virtual Front Desk

PREFER TO PHONE IN? 

CALL:  +1 669 900 6833 (US TOLL) OR +1 408 638 0968   (US TOLL) 

ENTER MEETING ID: 859 3659 3247

California SFRF & AB540 COVID-19 Emergency Aid now available!

Students experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, support may be available through the second round of California State Emergency Relief Funds (CA SFRF Emergency Aid II) and California Supplemental Emergency Relief Funds for AB540 Students (CA AB540 Emergency Grant).

*Please note that funding for the CA SFRF and AB540 COVID-19 Emergency Aid grants is limited.

 

Eligibility Requirements for CA SFRF COVID-19 Emergency Grant:

  1. Complete an Emergency Relief Fund Request form through which you demonstrate an emergency financial need related to COVID-19.
  2. Have not already received an emergency relief fund award for the quarter term.
  3. CA resident
  4. U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (for example, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, T visa holder) 
  5. Currently enrolled in 6+ units or at least two non-credit classes at Foothill  *NOTE: If you want your De Anza units combined with your Foothill units for the term for which you are applying, you must fill out a Revision Request Form. Email completed Revision Request Forms to fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu.
  6. Qualify for a CA College Promise Grant (enrollment fee waiver)

 

The CA SFRF COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants are one-time per quarter awards of up to $1,000.

  • 12+ units or 3+ non-credit classes = $1,000 grant
  • 6-11.9 units or 2 non-credit classes = $500 grant
  • Less than 6 units or 1 non-credit class = No grant

 

Eligibility Requirements for CA AB540 COVID-19 Emergency Grant:

  1. Complete an Emergency Relief Fund Request form through which you demonstrate an emergency financial need related to COVID-19.
  2. Have not already received an emergency relief fund award for the quarter in the 2023-24 school year from either Foothill or De Anza.
  3. Approved for AB540 status (CA Nonresident Tuition Exemption status) by Foothill Admissions and Records
  4. Earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 in one of your previous four quarters at Foothill OR can provide documentation that you are a disabled student who is receiving support through Foothill's Disability Resource Center
  5. Currently enrolled in 6+ units at Foothill  *NOTE: If you want your De Anza units combined with your Foothill units for the term for which you are applying, you must fill out a Revision Request Form. Email completed Revision Request Forms to fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu.
  6. Qualify for a CA College Promise Grant (enrollment fee waiver)

 

The CA AB540 COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants are one-time per quarter awards of up to $1,000.

  • 12+ units = $1,000 grant
  • 6-11.9 units = $500 grant
  • Less than 6 units = No grant

 

CA SFRF & AB540 COVID-19 EMERGENCY AID REQUEST FORM

 

Once you submit your request, it will be determined if you meet the qualifications to receive a CA SFRF or AB540 COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant. If you do and funds are available, your award will be processed within 1 to 2 weeks.

 

To learn how to apply for the CA College Promise Grant and other financial aid programs, visit the following web pages:

  • CA College Promise Grant - Click HERE.
  • Other government financial aid programs - Click HERE.
  • Scholarships - Click HERE.

Click HERE to learn about other resources available to help meet your basic needs.

If you do not meet the requirements listed above for the CA SFRF or AB540 COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants, you should still submit an emergency relief fund request form in the event we secure additional funding for which you are eligible. We cannot, however, promise that we will be able to process your request.

Questions? Please get in touch with the Financial Aid Office:  fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu.

 

Foothill College Promise—Get Two Years College Free

First-time, full-time students are eligible to have the cost of tuition, fees and *textbooks waived for their first TWO years through the Foothill College Promise. (*Note: Free textbooks will ONLY be available to students participating in eligible learning communities.)

To get started, apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application.

Then learn more about other types of financial aid available for Foothill College students!

Note: Foothill Promise is offered for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters only. It is not applicable for Summer quarter classes.

GREAT NEWS! - If you drop below full-time status, you will not lose Foothill Promise eligibility for the following quarters you are eligible.

Pell Grant Book Charging Program

If you’ve been awarded a Pell Grant at Foothill, you are eligible to use it as a payment type to buy your books at the Foothill College Bookstore website for each quarter.

Students may charge up to $500 of their available Pell Grant award for the quarter for required books and designated class materials. The program cannot be used, however, to purchase technology items or basic school supplies.

Your student ID number will be required to make a financial aid purchase on the website during the final checkout.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you receive textbook and/or course material coverage through other campus programs, such as EOPS, Puente, Umoja, VRC or DRC, make sure to use those "vouchers" first so that you can get the maximum amount of Pell Grant money refunded directly to you each quarter.
  • Summer Pell Grant Book Charging Program - If you are eligible for and choose to use the Pell Grant Book Charging Program for Summer quarter, you will need to use the Pell Grant refund you receive for the quarter to pay the book charge when it gets added to your student account. The reason for this is, due to the length of most summer classes being only 6 weeks, students get the full amount of their eligible Pell Grant award at the beginning of the quarter, which is before the summer book charges can be added to students' accounts. 
  • It is your responsibility to:
    • Only use the Pell Grant Book Charging Program if you know you will be eligible for Pell Grant for the quarter.
    • Use money from your financial aid refund or pay out of pocket for any book charges that are not covered by your mid-quarter Pell Grant disbursement (Fall, Winter, and Spring). 

Need help to get a textbook?

The Foothill Library has many textbooks available for checkout for the whole quarter. If they do not have the textbook that is required for your class, they will look into acquiring it. 

  • To find out if the Library already has the book you need, click HERE and follow the instructions in the "How to Look for Reserve Textbooks" section.
  • If the Library does not already have the book you need, click HERE and fill out a Course Reserves Request in the "Can't Find The Book You Need?" section.

*Note: The Library is unable to purchase electronic books and books that have an access code attached to them.

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