Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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

Do I Qualify

To be considered for financial aid, students must generally meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Demonstrate "financial need" as determined through the FAFSA application.
  • Be enrolled in an AA or AS degree, certificate, or transfer degree program.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, or pass an "Ability-to-Benefit" test prior to receipt of Federal funds.
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if applicable (males born after 12/31/1959).
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Not be in default on any loan such as Federal Perkins Loans or Federal Family Educational Loans (FFEL).
  • Not owe a repayment on a Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Grant (FSEOG) or State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG).

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

MJC Net Price Calculator is designed to allow high school and college students to estimate student financial aid eligibility information. Click here to access the: Net Price Calculator. By completing this worksheet the student will receive information about his/her Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and estimated eligibility for grants at Modesto Junior College.

Most financial aid is awarded based on your financial need, which is also known as your financial eligibility. Federal Student Aid uses the data on your FAFSA to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is an indicator of your (and your family's) financial ability to pay for college.

Financial Aid Determination Formula:

+  Tuition and fees
+  Books and supplies
+  Room and board
+  Personal and travel
+  Dependent care
-   Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
-   Parents' Contribution
-   Student's Contribution
=  Financial Aid Need

Special Circumstances for Families

The income information provided on the FAFSA is for the previous calendar year. What if a family's income changes because of a loss of employment, an accident, or an illness? There may be a loss of benefits such as child support or social security. There could be a death, a divorce, or a disability that changes the family's ability to pay for college.

A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be on file before a special circumstance is considered. You can print out a Special Circumstance Request form at

Student Financial Services


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


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

Jan 12 - May 2
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30 pm

West Campus Financial Aid Closure:
1/19-Martin Luther King Jr.
2/13-Lincoln Holiday
2/16-Washington Holiday
5/25-Memorial Day

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

January 12-January 13
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

January 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Starting January 20th
Every Tuesday
10:00-7:00 pm

Closed for lunch from 2-3 pm

East Campus Financial Aid Closure:
1/19-Martin Luther King Jr.
2/13-Lincoln Holiday
2/16-Washington Holiday
5/25-Memorial Day

School Code: 001240