WHERE DO I FIND OUT ABOUT OTHER TYPES OF ASSISTANCE?
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) provides academic support, book vouchers, child care payments, and other services for low-income, educationally disadvantaged students. Contact 306-3300, or go to Building 9-133 for more information.
Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides accommodations such as mobility assistance, special parking, and loan of special adaptive equipment to students with disabilities. Contact the office at 650.306.3259 (V) or 650.306.3161 (TDD/TTY), or go to Building 5-207 for more information.
The CalWORKs Program is available to TANF recipients providing payments for childcare, books, transportation costs and job preparation assistance. Contact Jose Romero at 306-3465 or Sarah Aranyakul at 381-3529 in the CalWORKS office for more information.
MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) provides mentoring, tutoring and support for students in Math, Engineering and Science planning to transfer to a 4-year school in these fields of study. Contact Cathy Lipe at 306-3156, or go to Building 9-Learning Center more information.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program provides payment for enrollment fees, books, child care, parking permits, or bus passes, and job placement assistance for eligible students. Contact Julie Mooney at 325-6936 at the Menlo Park Center/OICW for more information. Eligibility is determined by the Employment Development Department.
Veteran's Benefits information and certification is provided through the Admissions & Records Office. Contact Edith Flores at 306-3492, Building 9-103 for more information.
Scholarship information and applications for local scholarships are coordinated through the Financial
Aid Office. Call 306-3307, or go to Building 9-109.
Counseling Center: Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services provides assistance for academic counseling, career skills and self-assessment, and transfer to other colleges. Call 306-3452 or go to Building 9 lobby for more information.
TRiO Student Support Services is a federal funded program. Tutoring, mentoring, supplemental counseling and student grants are provided. Contact Melissa Alforja at 306-3365, Building 9-213.
SparkPoint- SparkPoint is part of a regional United Way of the Bay Area network of financial education centers designed to serve individuals and families who are working to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
OTHER INFORMATION /WEBSITES
FEDERAL STUDENT INFORMATION for questions about Federal student financial aid:
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
TTY users: 1-800-730-8913
http://studentaid.ed.gov/ (general information)
https://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/ (general information for FA professionals)
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID on the Web
1-800-801-0576 (general information and technical assistance)
CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION for questions and information about Cal Grant A, B, C and T:
P.O. Box 419027
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027
http://www.csac.ca.gov/ or http://www.calgrant.org
CashCourse is a nonprofit personal finance website that teaches you the practical money skills you need to get through college and prepare for future financial challenges.
ECSI for questions about Federal Perkins (NDSL) repayment:
P.O. Box 105765
Atlanta, GA 30348-5765
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
444 Washington St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS):
Appraiser's Bldg., Room 300
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM
Data Management Center
P.O. Box 94638
Palantine, Il 60094-4638
A free, comprehensive and independent guide to student financial aid resources and scholarships; has an estimator to determine financial aid eligibility.
INFORMATION/MATERIAL AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
- Fund Your Future Workbook (English and Spanish)
- Scholarship announcements posted on the Scholarship Bulletin Board by the office
- All forms and worksheets required to complete your financial aid application, appeal, request for reinstatement, request review of an unusual circumstance or dependency override.
Cañada College is approved by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the recognized local accrediting agency, which is affiliated with the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education. The Office of Private Postsecondary Education also approves Cañada College to offer courses to U.S. Veterans for collection of veterans' benefits. The accreditation reports and approval are available for review in the Office of the President.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM INFORMATION
Complete information about all degree and certificate programs are available in the Cañada College Catalog. This is a reference about program requirements for all educational programs. Class schedules are printed and available several months before each semester begins. Students select courses each term to advance toward completion of a degree or certificate. The current and prior year Cañada College Catologs and current Class Schedule are available online at https://websmart.smccd.edu/.
Comprehensive information about College policies is available in the College Catalog.
The library, the learning center, media services, computer and science labs, a bookstore, physical education equipment, and other academically related facilities are available for coursework and study. Special equipment and assistance is available for disabled students through the Disabled Student Services Office.
POLICY ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Cañada College prohibits the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol, narcotics, dangerous or illegal drugs or other controlled substances, as defined in California statutes, on District or College property or at any function sponsored by the District or College. Students found to be in violation of the drug-free campus policy on any district property will be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including possible cancellation of registration. The College Health Center will provide information pertaining to the health risks and effects associated with alcohol and narcotics or other dangerous or illegal drugs. Students may be referred to various outside agencies for enrollment in a drug recovery program.
A student who attempts to obtain financial aid by fraud may be suspended from Cañada College and from financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct. The College may report such instances to local law enforcement agencies, to the California Student Aid Commission, and/or to the Federal Government. If you suspect someone of fraud, please notify the Cañada College Financial Aid Office at (650) 306-3174 or contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General (800-MIS-USED) 800-647-8733.