Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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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

Federal & State Grants

FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant
Pell grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree, and is the largest source of free money from the federal government for students with financial need:

    • provides between $975 and $5,645 a year, depending on your expected family contribution (EFC), cost of attendance (COA) and whether you're attending full or part time
    • can be used to pay for tuition, fees and living expenses at any qualifying college
    • you can receive only one Pell Grant a year, which can be used to attend only one college at a time

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG:

    • provides between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on your EFC, your COA and whether you're attending full or part time
    • priority consideration if you're eligible for a Pell Grant
    • Unlike Pell Grants, funds are limited, so there's no guarantee you'll receive one
    • not all colleges offer them

Additional information regarding Higher Education Grants and Scholarships may be found at: Ed Fund

STATE GRANTS

Cal Grants A, B, & C

Cal Grant A assists with tuition and fees for California residents at qualifying institutions offering baccalaureate degree programs. Awards may be held in reserve while attending a community college. There are two types of Cal Grant A awards

    • Entitlement Award: Every current or previous year high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements and applies on time (March 2nd deadline) will receive a Cal Grant A Entitlement award.
    • Competitive Award: Other eligible students who have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant A Competitive award. Selections are based on a composite score that considers family income, parents‟ educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-family household, and former foster youth.

Cal Grant B provides a living allowance and tuition and fee assistance for low-income students. Beginning with the sophomore year, this award also helps pay tuition and fees at a qualifying institution offering baccalaureate degree programs. There are two types of Cal Grant B awards:

    • Entitlement Award: Current or previous year high school seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA who meet the financial and eligibility requirements and apply on time (March 2nd deadline) will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement award.
    • Competitive Award: Other eligible students with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive award. Selection is based on a composite score based on family income, parents‟ educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-parent household and former foster youth.

Cal Grant C provides assistance with costs for occupational and vocational programs. Selections are based on financial need, vocational aptitude and enrollment in an eligible program at a California community or independent college or vocational school that is at least four months long.

For more information on Cal Grants visit: CalGrants.org

California Chafee Grant
The California Chafee Grant Program awards grants up to $5,000 annually to foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training. To be eligible, the applicant must have been in foster care between their 16th and 18th birthdays and be no more than 22 years old. Applicants must file a FAFSA as well as the California Chafee Grant Program application available at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time.

Student Financial Services

CONTACT US

Phone: 209-575-7700
Fax: 209-575-7719
Email: mjc_finaid@mjc.edu

LOCATIONS:

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

Summer 2014 Hours
May 5 - August 15
Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 5:00

Closed Friday

West Campus Financial Aid Closure:
June 9

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

Summer 2014 Hours
Tuesday's
7:30 - 5:30

Closed 30 minutes for lunch between 12-1

East Campus Financial Aid Closure:
May 6
June 3
June 10
July 1

Campus Wide Closures:
May 26-Memorial Day
July 3-Independence Day


School Code: 001240