Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: College Orientation 
Step 3: English & Math Placement
Step 4: Education Plan
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 6: Register for Classes

Need help?

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

Other questions? Call 209-575-6789.

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

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

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

Eligible Programs

In order to be eligible for financial aid funding, students must be enrolled in an AA/AS degree program, transfer program, or one of the approved certificate programs listed in the MJC Course Catalog.  Students enrolled in ONLY Skills Recognition courses would qualify for the Board of Governors fee waiver ONLY, and would not be eligible for any other types of financial aid.



Student Financial Services


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

Drop boxes are available on both campuses:

West Campus – Yosemite Hall
Room 147

East Campus – Student Services Building

School Code: 001240