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Financial Aid

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. It can also be a waiver of select college fees.

More than 25% of Foothill College students receive some form of financial aid to help offset the cost of attending college.


At Foothill, we think it's important for you to choose the right financial aid resources to help you achieve your educational goals and avoid excessive student debt. 

We know that more students are eligible to receive aid, and we can help you access those resources.

Types of Financial Aid Programs

California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG [Board of Governors] Fee Waiver)

Offered at all California community colleges, this type of state financial aid waives per-unit enrollment fees and decreases the quarterly parking permit costs for eligible applicants.

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Federal Student Loans

Funds that eligible applicants may borrow from the U.S. Department of Education that must be repaid.

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Federal Work-Study

Employment that is funded by the federal government that gives eligible applicants the opportunity to gain work experience and earn financial aid money. Most work-study jobs at Foothill College are on campus.

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Awarded to eligible applicants, these funds do not require repayment.

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Through generous support of the our Foothill De Anza Foundation, we offer many scholarships, which do not need to be repaid.

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