Allow 1-2 weeks for your FAFSA application to be processed and sent to the college. You will then receive two emails:

  1. First from the Dept. of Education with your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • Review SAR for accuracy and read “Comment Codes”
    • If corrections are made, allow additional 1-2 weeks to process corrected information
  2. Second from the Financial Aid Office confirming receipt of your FAFSA
    • Instructions are given to check the status on WebSMART

Check WebSMART to see what documents are required. Follow the steps below:

  1. Log into WebSMART
  2. Click the “Financial Aid” Tab
  3. Click “My Eligibility”
  4. Click “Student Requirements”
  5. Select “Aid Year” (Example: Select 2020-2021 for Fall 2020)
  6. Review “Unsatisfied Requirements” and complete unsatisfied requirements and/or submit documents listed

Learn how to upload your files.

If you would like to contact the Financial Aid Office, email us or leave a voicemail at at 650-738-4236. All messages must include your Name and Student Identification Number (G#) and will be responded in a timely manner. If you would like schedule an online meeting with a Financial Aid Representative, please contact the Financial Office by email and/or phone. You can schedule an appointment from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Files are reviewed in order of date received
  • During the file review process, additional documents may be requested
  • Check your “my.smccd.edu” email regularly for notifications
  • Files will not be reviewed until all required documents are submitted
  • Entire process may take a minimum 2-3 weeks (longer if corrections are needed/during start of semester)
  • Eligible students will be notified by email to their “my.smccd.edu” account
  • Check WebSMART for the results of your financial aid award
  • Go to “My Award Information” to view types and amount of award
  • Note: If no awards are listed, please contact the Financial Aid Office

Visit the Disbursement Webpage for more information on how to get your funds.