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Student Financial Aid Program (SFAP)

The Student Financial Assistance Programs Unit provides coordination, technical assistance and policy leadership for the California Community Colleges with respect to locally administered federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. These programs totaled more than $2.8 billion and served over 1 million students in 2012/13.
In addition, the unit administers the Board Financial Assistance Programs - Student Financial Aid Administration (BFAP/SFAA), the Board of Governors' Fee Waiver Program (BOGFW), the Chancellor's Office Tax Offset Program (COTOP) and the Real Estate Scholarship Program.


If you desire information on the types of student financial aid (fee waiver to waive your enrollment fee, grants, loans and work-study) available to help you meet your educational goals, it is best to contact the Financial Aid Office at your local community college. All community colleges have informational resources which explain the types of aid available, and additionally, have staff who can explain what documentation will be necessary to determine whether you have financial need. 

To apply for financial aid, the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are unable to complete the FAFSA, the California Dream Act allows certain students who meet the requirements below to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public colleges, you are encouraged to complete the Dream App. Additional information can be obtained at every college Financial Aid Office.

For technical assistance with SFAP webpages please contact