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Financial Aid

Financial Aid connects to money, scholarships, student work, and more. Complete it early!

$50+ Million in Financial Aid & Scholarships

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Submit FAFSA or CA DREAM Act Application.

  2. Submit documents.

  3. Wait to receive financial aid.

Check Your Financial Aid

  1. After submitting, be sure to check your Financial Aid Portal.

  2. Here you will get information regarding next steps and if there are incomplete items.

🌐 TIP: Join Qless Line early!

Contact Financial Aid

This online phone system allows you to place yourself in a queue to receive a callback from a Financial Aid staff member. 

Join the QLess Line

***The QLess line will close automatically if the wait time exceeds 2-3 hours or the number of available representatives, but you can periodically try again  to access the QLess line. Depending on the current student wait time, we may not be able to reopen for the day.

QLess Hours
  • Mondays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. - 12p.m.

Office Contact

Office Hours 

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Create MyEdPlan

Create a MyEdPlan and follow up with a counselor. It's a key to your success!

Largest Support Network in California

Create a MyEdPlan

  1. Login at (might be easier on a computer)

  2. Submit for Counselor Review.

What is MyEdPlan?

MyEdPlan is an award-winning, online, education planning tool that allows you to:

  • Create and edit an education plan on your own anytime!
  • Plan your courses for future terms.
  • Track your progress toward your goal as you meet major/program/degree requirements.
  • Submit your ed plan for review by a counselor directly from MyEdPlan.
  • Meet the educational planning requirements for enrollment, including priority enrollment.

🌐 JOIN: A Counselor MyEdPlan Workshop

Using MyEdPlan - Planning For Your Future

An SMC counselor will help you plan your future

Special Programs

EVERYONE needs a little support. Reach out and join Special Programs early!

You Don't Have To College Alone

Build your Team

  1. Explore programs below. 

  2. Contact any/all that interest you!

  3. Find Student Support anytime you need it.

What is special about Special Programs?

  • dedicated counseling
  • unique support
  • peer engagement
  • specialized events
  • updated information
  • cool swag
  • ...and more!