Financial aid is free 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 educational 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 in the CSM Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and provide special assistance if and when you need it. For additional information on financial aid programs and policies, please visit 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 Service