Financial Aid Services at College of San Mateo - Overview
Financial Aid Services


Contact Us

College Center Building 10, Room 360
(650) 574-6146 Phone
(650) 574-6304 Fax
September 2 - December 16
Monday & Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm
Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Workshops & Events

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

Financial Aid TV

Financial Aid Questions?

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Why wait in line at the Financial Aid office? Visit Financial Aid TV (FATV) to get quick and simple answers to many of your general Financial Aid questions.

FATV provides current and prospective students and their families with instant 24/7 access to short videos that discuss important financial aid topics such as how to apply for financial aid, what type of aid is available, BOGFW regulations, Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, student loans, etc.

¿Para que esperar en línea en la oficina si le podemos contestar todas sus preguntas por medio de la televisión de ayuda financiera? Además, un miembro de la oficina le estará disponible en español y contestara cualquier pregunta que tenga sobre la ayuda financiera.

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