Financial Aid Services at College of San Mateo - Overview
Deadline to pay student fees
Monday, August 3, 2015
Summer 2015 official grades available on WebSMART
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Fall 2015 Semester begins
Monday, August 17, 2015
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Financial Aid Services
Overview

Contact Us

College Center Building 10, Room 360
(650) 574-6146 Phone
(650) 574-6304 Fax
csmfinancialaid@smccd.edu
June 22 - August 7
Monday & Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm
Friday Closed
Financial aid is money for college. It is provided by U.S. taxpayers to ensure that all those who want a college education have the financial ability to pay for their college expenses.

Financial aid is also a partnership between you as the student and the college that provides the money to help pay your college costs. If you receive financial aid, you are expected to enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal.

We understand that the rules that govern the financial aid programs can sometimes be complicated. However, the staff at the CSM Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and provide special assistance if and when you need it. For additional information, please see our Financial Aid Handbook.

Let us know if you need assistance as a non-English speaking student.
We can make arrangements to provide information in your native language.

Please stop by the office in College Center Building 10, Room 360, or call us at (650) 574-6146. We will be happy to assist you!

- Claudia Menjivar, Director of Financial Aid Services

Need help?
Federal Update
May 2015: Federal Student Aid ID replacing the PIN The U.S. Department of Education is improving identity confirmation. Effective May 10, 2015 the U.S. Department of Education will replace the Student Aid PIN with the new FSA ID for all students and parents. You will need the new FSA ID to log into the Federal Student Aid websites. The first time you log into the sites after May 10th you will be prompted to set up an FSA ID. The process should only take a few minutes and then students, parents, and borrowers will use the FSA ID to access federal websites including:
  • FAFSA on the Web
  • NSLDS Student Access
  • StudentLoans.gov
  • StudentAid.gov

Please see the instructions for creating your FSA ID.

July 2012: Effective July 1, 2012 students can only a receive a lifetime maximum of up to 600% FEDERAL PELL regardless of when they received their first Pell grant. To view your Lifetime Eligibiilty Used (LEU) visit www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA. For more information about LEU please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

State Update
January 2013:
Effective January 1, 2013 AB-540 students will be allowed to apply for and receive several types of financial aid, including:
  • Board of Governors Fee Waiver
  • State financial aid such as Cal Grants & Chafee Grants
  • Assistance from EOPS, CARE or CalWORKS
  • Privately funded scholarships
For more information visit our California Dream Act page.