Applying For Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is free and convenient.

STEP 1 Complete on of the following applications and include the Foothill College school code 001199 on your application:

  • If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • If you meet the qualifications of Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) and are not a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, complete the California Dream Act Application at
  • Important: To be eligible to apply for an Entitlement Cal Grant, be certain to submit your FAFSA or Dream Application by the March 2 priority deadline.

STEP 2 The Foothill College Financial Aid Office receives your FAFSA or Dream Application. Foothill will then e-mail you instructions to log into your MyPortal account. Once you’ve logged in, click the “Financial Aid” tab to review your application status. If you see red-flag icons, click each one to download remaining required forms.

STEP 3 Complete and submit remaining required forms to the Foothill College Financial Aid Office. Please allow five business days for Foothill to process your financial aid forms.

STEP 4 Periodically access your MyPortal account to review your application and award status.

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