Financial Aid Services at College of San Mateo - Foster Youth
Spring 2020 Grades Available
Monday, June 1, 2020
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Monday, June 15, 2020
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Friday, July 3, 2020
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Financial Aid Services

Foster Youth

Contact Us

Olivia Cortez-Figueroa
(650) 574-6148

Claudia Menjivar
Foster Youth Liaison
(650) 574-6146
Bring out your best in school, jobs and life.

College is exciting - a whole new way of thinking and doing things.

If your childhood included abuse, neglect or foster care, your past may have complicated this journey.

Identify your strengths & passions & avoid old patterns to speed your progress.

Take the next step into a hopeful future!

Resources for Foster Youth

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center is designed to meet the needs of multicultural students through academic/personal counseling as well as general financial aid information in a supportive, culturally-enriching environment. 

Project Change
Project Change provides incarcerated youth the opportunity for career and postsecondary attainment at CSM.

What is a Chafee Grant?

Chafee Grant

If you are/were in foster care or another court ordered out of home placement between your 16th and 18th birthday, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 of additional grant assistance through the Chafee Grant.

The Financial Aid Office is here to help you pay for your college education. We are here to help and to connect you with all available resources.

We look forward to assisting you through the process and being part of your support system at CSM.