6 Steps to Apply for Financial Aid & eDisbursement
If not a recently admitted or a continuing Cañada/SMCCCD student, apply for Admissions and complete required steps and enroll for classes
Apply for Federal PIN (student and parent if dependent) to electronically sign your FAFSA each yearYour PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place.
Complete the FAFSA on-line (Cañada's Federal School Code is 006973)Need Help? FAFSA Tuesdays - open lab from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (need to arrive by 4:30) for FAFSA help in Building 9-106. Come by or call us at (650) 306-3307 for more information.
Click here for a list of recommended items to bring with you to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Submit ALL documents/forms requested by the Financial Aid OfficeOnce your FAFSA is processed, the Financial Aid Office will notify you at your college issued "my.smccd.edu" email address and post any additional requirements on WebSMART. Please submit ALL required documents/forms at the same time. Incomplete documents/forms will not be accepted.
Create a Sallie Mae eDisbursement accountReview the disbursement options and choose how your financial aid and scholarship payments will be sent to you.
Receive your financial aid and/or scholarship disbursementIf your financial aid file is compete, you are not required to appeal, and are enrolled in sufficient units to receive your pending financial aid payment, your funds will be released the next scheduled disbursement date. See disbursement policy for more information.