Education for all. Regardless of financial means or socioeconomic standing.

At Skyline College, we believe education should be available to everyone. The financial aid office is here to help you find funding avenues or alternative payment methods that will empower you to meet the costs of attending college.

We offer access to many resources, including fee waivers, grants, scholarships, work study and loans. Take advantage of these resources and you’ll find that paying for college is achievable.


The 2024 - 2025 FAFSA and DREAM Act Application are NOW AVAILABLE!

Need application assistance? Attend one of our financial aid labs.

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Join us for our Virtual Scholarship Workshop

February 22, 2024
9:00 AM -6:30 PM

We are excited to share that the SMCCCD Financial Aid Offices will be hosting a Virtual Scholarship Application Workshop on Thursday, February 22nd from 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM.

Spring 2024 Office Hours




8 am - 4:30 pm

8 am - 6:30 pm

8 am - 1:00 pm

As of February 7, 2023 we are now using a Contact Form to streamline our response process.

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Financial Aid TV

Short videos to help you understand the financial aid process.

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Net Price Calculator

This calculator is intended to provide estimated cost of attendance to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

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 FAFSA and California Dream Act Application is available now!

(Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025)

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Important Information

Students who would like to ask questions regarding their financial aid status and submitting documentation to our office, must provide their Full Name and Student Identification (G#). All documents may be submitted securely via DropBox, which must include Student’s Full Name and Student Identification Number (G#) in file name, be legible and completely filled out with appropriate wet signatures provided. If mailing documents, you must include a legible copy of a valid picture I.D. and include your name and G-Number on all documents.

Learn More about LEU

Students are limited to a lifetime maximum Pell Grant of 12 semesters/six years or full time equivalent (600%) at any community college, vocational school or four year/bachelor program. Once you reach the 600% Pell LEU, you will be ineligible for any additional Pell Grants.

What this means for you: You must plan now for your future, especially if you plan to transfer to a four year college to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. The six year limit is a LIFETIME limit. This regulation is in effect even if you have had an appeal approved for failure to meet academic progress, it supersedes any prior offer of aid/award, and the Department of Education allows for no appeal or exception.

For examples of how Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is calculated and for further detail please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

View your Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

As a result of recent Federal and State legislative changes, you should be aware of a number of new requirements for the federal student aid programs. Some of the changes include:

  • Students must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Students will no longer have the interest on their subsidized loans paid during the 6 month grace period before repayment begins.
  • If you have less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and/or a completion rate of all attempted units at or below 50%, you may be at risk of losing CCPG Fee Waiver eligibility.

Prior-Prior year (PPY) Tax Information on FAFSA

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, students can now complete the FAFSA using 2 years prior tax information. With the switch to PPY, FAFSA will be available on October 1 of the previous year rather than January 1 of the actual year.

  • FAFSA is available October 1, 2022 for 2023-2024 academic year
  • 2023-2024 FAFSA will use 2021 tax year information
When a student is attending college When a student can submit a FAFSA Which year's income information is required
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023 2020
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 2021

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Update

You can utilize the Get Transcript Online service, which provides an immediate PDF version of a tax transcript. Users who had already established an account with the IRS for using this service are still able to log in to the Get Transcript Online service. Get Transcript By Mail is also available.

2023–2024 FAFSA Cycle (Begins on October 1, 2022)

To address both privacy and security concerns related to the IRS DRT, the IRS and Federal Student Aid (FSA) have agreed to implement a solution that will reinstate the use of the IRS DRT beginning with the 2023–2024 FAFSA cycle. However, this solution will limit the information that displays to the applicant in order to enhance the security and privacy of sensitive personal data transferred to the FAFSA from the IRS. This solution will encrypt the taxpayer’s information and hide the information from the applicant’s view on both the IRS DRT web page and on the FAFSA web pages. While students and parents will still be able to electronically transfer their IRS tax return information into the FAFSA, the information will not be visible to would-be malicious actors. Note that Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) sent to institutions and to state grant agencies will include all of the tax return information that was transferred into the FAFSA using the IRS DRT.

We acknowledge that some FAFSA applicants may have concerns about not being able to see the information they are transferring from the IRS into the FAFSA, and that there will be other challenges to applicants and to institutions (e.g., confirming results and making corrections). However, we believe that this solution provides potentially the best balance between access to federal student aid and the privacy of personal information and to maintaining the integrity of our tax collection system. We take our legal obligations to ensure personal data is protected very seriously, as does the IRS. We will continue to work with the financial aid community to address these concerns about ease of use.