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Financial Aid Services

Overview

CSM Financial Aid is dedicated to your health and safety during the current coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The San Mateo County Community Colleges are following guidelines from public health authorities to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and the community.

To accommodate you at this time, the CSM Financial Aid Office has temporarily transitioned to an online service delivery system. Staff will be working remotely during our regular hours for this time period.  All questions can be directed to our campus email at csmfinancialaid@smccd.edu. Please make sure to include your student ID (G number) in all communications. If you need to submit documents, we will accept them by email or mail. Please check your WebSMART account to view your financial aid status and more.

Options for submitting documents:  Please note - all documents must have your student ID number, be legible and completely filled out with appropriate signatures provided. Emailed documents must be in a PDF or JPEG format.

1. E-mail: Submit using your my.smccd.edu email address ONLY to csmfinancialaid@smccd.edu. Documents must be password protected or encrypted. Passwords should be sent in a separate email. If you are unsure how to password protect your document, please email us for assistance or mail your documents per option 2 below.
2. Mail:   College of San Mateo
               Financial Aid Office
               1700 West Hillsdale Blvd.
               San Mateo, CA  94402


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We will also be providing an opportunity for you to chat with us daily, via Zoom. Here is a link for the tutorial on how to access. You will need to sign in to your account, after which we will be able select a “chat” with our scheduled technician.  

     Monday-Friday:
  8:00 am - 10:00 am    Karen Chadwick
10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Thanh Pitetta
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm      Olivia Cortez-Figueroa
  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm      Eric Utsumi

Contact Us


College Center Building 10, Room 360
(650) 574-6146 Phone

csmfinancialaid@smccd.edu
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January 21 - May 22
Monday & Thursday Online only until further notice
Tuesday & Wednesday Online only until further notice
Friday Online only until further notice

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Financial Aid Cheat Sheet
Financial aid is money for college. It is provided by U.S. taxpayers to ensure that all those who want a college education have the financial ability to pay for their college expenses.

Financial aid is also a partnership between you as the student and the college that provides the money to help pay your college costs. If you receive financial aid, you are expected to enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal.

We understand that the rules that govern the financial aid programs can sometimes be complicated. However, the staff at the CSM Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and provide special assistance if and when you need it. For additional information, please see our Financial Aid Handbook.

Let us know if you need assistance as a non-English speaking student. We can make arrangements to provide information in your native language.

Please stop by the office in College Center Building 10, Room 360, or call us at (650) 574-6146. We will be happy to assist you!

- Claudia Menjivar, Director of Financial Aid Services

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Why wait in line at the Financial Aid office? Visit Financial Aid TV (FATV) to get quick and simple answers to many of your general Financial Aid questions.

FATV provides current and prospective students and their families with instant 24/7 access to short videos that discuss important financial aid topics such as how to apply for financial aid, what type of aid is available, BOGFW regulations, Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, student loans, etc.

¿Para que esperar en línea en la oficina si le podemos contestar todas sus preguntas por medio de la televisión de ayuda financiera? Además, un miembro de la oficina le estará disponible en español y contestara cualquier pregunta que tenga sobre la ayuda financiera.

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