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Financial Aid

Education for all. Regardless of financial means or socio-economic standing.

At Skyline College, we believe education should be available to everyone. The financial aid office is here to help you find funding avenues or alternative payment methods that will empower you to meet the costs of attending college. You’ve made the decision to further your education, and we want to make sure you reach your educational goals. Skyline College offers access to many resources, including fee waivers, grants, scholarships, work study programs and loans that are geared towards making college affordable. 

Take advantage of these resources at the Financial Aid Office and you’ll find that paying for college is achievable.

New Important Information

Students must present a picture ID when asking questions and submitting documentation to our office. The Financial Aid Office will not accept documents via fax or email. To submit any financial aid documents, bring in person or mail to Skyline College, Financial Aid Office, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno CA 94066. If mailing documents, you must include a legible copy of a valid picture I.D. and include name and G-Number on all documents.

Handy List of Financial Aid Info  

Learn More about LEU

Students are limited to a lifetime maximum Pell Grant of 12 semesters/six years or full time equivalent (600%) at any community college, vocational school or four year/bachelor program. Once you reach the 600% Pell LEU, you will be ineligible for any additional Pell Grants.

What this means for you: You must plan now for your future, especially if you plan to transfer to a four year college to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. The six year limit is a LIFETIME limit. This regulation is in effect even if you have had an appeal approved for failure to meet academic progress, it supersedes any prior offer of aid/award, and the Department of Education allows for no appeal or exception.

For examples of how Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is calculated and for further detail please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

View your Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

As a result of recent Federal and State legislative changes, you should be aware of a number of new requirements for the federal student aid programs. Some of the changes include:

  • Students must have a High School diploma or GED. Passing ATB scores or 6 earned college semester units are NO LONGER accepted to meet this requirement for students beginning a program of study after 7/1/12.
  • Students will no longer have the interest on their subsidized loans paid during the 6 month grace period before repayment begins.

Handy List of Financial Aid Info  

Hours and Contact Info

Mon-Thu: 8:00am-6:30pm
Fri: 8:00am-12:00pm

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Call us: 650-738-4236


  • November 25:  Closed - Flex Day
  • November 26-27:  Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 21, 22, 23:  8:00- 4:30pm
  • December 24 - January 1:  Closed for Winter Break
  • January 4:  8:00- 4:30
  • January 5:  8:00 – 6:30
  • January 6:  8:00 – 6:30
  • January 7:  8:00- 4:30
  • January 8:  8:00- 12:00 pm

Financial Aid TV

Short videos to help you understand the financial aid process.


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Types of Aid