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Financial Aid Services


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 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.

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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Financial Aid
College Center Building 10, Room 360
Financial Aid Zoom Drop-In Hours for Fall 2021 (8/17/21 - 12/15/21):
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FA Zoom Hours:
Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday, 4:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, 4:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am

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Flex Day
No classes Oct. 13, 2021
Veterans Day Holiday
No classes Nov. 12, 2021
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