Check Your Aid Status
- Login to WebSMART.
- Click on the “Financial Aid” Tab
- Click “My Eligibility"
- Click "Student Requirements"
- Select "Aid Year" (Example: Select 2020-2021 for Fall 2020 or 2021-2022 for Fall 2021)
- Review "Unsatisfied Requirements"
- Complete unsatisfied requirements and/or submit documents listed
- Please answer these two questions (Yes or No):
- Authorization to pay non-institutional charges (health fee, student body fee, etc.)
- Authorization to pay prior year charges (any previous balance up to $200.00)
All financial aid funds are disbursed on scheduled dates each term. Federal grants (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) disburses twice each term with 50% of the scheduled award being disbursed on or after each scheduled date based on the student's enrollment level and program eligibility. Federal Direct Loans are also disbursed in two payments based on the approved loan period. Cal Grant funds are disbursed in a single payment each term on the second scheduled disbursement date of the semester.
Learn more about options for receiving your financial aid on the Disbursement Website.
|Loan Type||Fall Payment Dates||Spring Payment Dates|
|Direct Loans* - Full Year Loan Period||August 14, 2020||January 15, 2021|
|Direct Loan* - One Semester Loan Period||
Fall Only Loan:
August 14, 2020
October 23, 2020
Spring Only Loan:
January 15, 2021
March 26, 2021
|*Direct Loan Note: All first time borrowers will be subject to a 30-day delay on their first loan disbursement. The 30-day period begins on the first day of the term, not of the loan application or approval date.|
All disbursed financial aid money will be first applied towards current institutional fees you may owe Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline College such as enrollment fees, health fees and non-resident tuition. For the majority of students, your financial aid award is generally more than the amount owed, and you will be paid the remaining balance, commonly referred to as a financial aid refund.
- Application is completed prior to start of term
- Enrolled in the required number of units at least one week prior to start of term
- Not subject to disqualification
- Have no holds
- All first time borrowers will be subject to a 30-day delay on their first loan disbursement.
- The 30-day period begins on the first day of the term, not of the loan application or approval date.
- To cancel or reduce your loan amount, you must submit a written request to the Financial Aid Office 15 business days prior to the disbursement.
- Direct Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling
Financial Aid Office Policy
Students must present a valid picture I.D. when asking questions and submitting documentation to our office. The Financial Aid Office is currently accepting documentation via DropBox. Please include valid picture I.D, your Name and G- Number on all documents. If mailing documents, you must include a legible copy of a valid picture I.D. and include name and G-Number on all documents.
If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.