Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Set up your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting the International Student Program.

Modesto Junior College

Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid

If you would like financial assistance, you will need to file the following forms to see if you qualify:

You may pick up the BOGW Fee Waiver and scholarship application at the Financial Aid Office, Admissions Office (both campuses) and the Welcome Center and file your FASFSA online at

How Do I Qualify?

Family financial information is evaluated by a federal processing agency and then transmitted to MJC. The information is reviewed and verified by Financial Aid staff, and the amount and types of aid are determined. Funding is limited, so complete this step as soon as possible!

What’s Available Students may be eligible for:

  • Grants
  • BOGW Fee Waiver
  • Federal Work-Study Placement
  • Nursing Loan

What is a Fee Waiver?

California residents may be eligible to have enrollment fees waived. The California Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) assists eligible students with the enrollment fees by waiving the student's tuition fees (currently $46 per unit). Students are responsible for paying the MJC general fees which includes all material cost for any course.

To receive a BOG fee waiver, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online ( or complete the BOG fee waiver paper application.

    • Students can apply for a BOG Fee Waiver by submitting a paper application to the MJC Financial Aid Office. The income standards below will be used to determine eligibility.
    • Students can also apply for fee waiver by filing a FAFSA online. Students have a higher chance of qualifying for a fee waiver by filing a FAFSA. If you have filed a FAFSA, please check if you have been awarded the BOG Fee Waiver before you submit a paper application.
    • The BOG Fee Waiver is good for 3 semesters and students do not need to re-apply every semester.

2015-16 BOG: Fee Waiver for
Summer 2015, Fall 2015, & Spring 2016 

2015-16 BOG Fee Waiver (PDF-English)
2015-16 BOG Fee Waiver (PDF-Spanish)

2015-2016 Income Standards

Family size
1    $17,505
2    $23,595
3    $29,685
4    $35,775
5    $41,865
6    $47,955
7    $54,045
8    $60,135
Each Addition family member add: $6,090

NOTE: When you file a FAFSA, you are applying for a BOG fee waiver, grants, loans, and work-study.

Check with the Student Financial Services Office to see if you have already been awarded a fee waiver through your FAFSA before you submit a paper fee waiver.

MJC Student Financial Services Office: 575-7700 or

Veterans and Active-Duty Military Resources 

Visit the Veterans Office. Services include assistance with educational benefits, obtaining tutorial help and counseling, and maintenance of a referral service to other colleges and community service agencies.


If you receive Federal Grant funding and then withdraw from classes before the 60%-point of the semester, you may owe a repayment to the Federal Aid program. Financial Aid staff will calculate how much of your disbursement you have earned and how much will need to be returned based upon the date of your withdrawal. If you withdraw after the 60% point of the semester, you will not be required to repay. If you are considering withdrawing, see a counselor immediately to discuss your reasons for leaving. There may be alternatives you have not considered. If you do choose to withdraw, you may work with Financial Aid to arrange repayments and thereby retain your student aid eligibility. Failure to do so can result in a nation-wide hold on student aid eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE: BOGW (Fee waiver) will no longer waive the health fee.

Note: Fees are subject to change without notice

Student Financial Services


Phone: 209-575-7700
Fax: 209-575-7719


WEST Campus
Yosemite Hall
2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
Room 147

Fall 2015
Aug 17 - Dec 23
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30 pm

EAST Campus

Student Services
435 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
Window #2

Fall 2015
Sept 1 - Dec 23
10:00 - 7:00 pm

Office Closure:
Nov.  26 & Nov. 27
Happy Thanksgiving!

School Code: 001240