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Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid drop-in Workshop

Join one of our weekly Financial Aid drop-in workshops offered throughout the semester (except holidays).

  • Wednesdays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. via Zoom. (Sessions cancelled for 12/22 & 12/29)
Financial Aid Definitions

Financial aid comes in different forms.

  • Scholarships
  • Grants: free money 
  • Work study: money earned through employment on campus
  • Loans: money that has to be paid back with interest
  • Scholarships: money received after being selected as a qualified applicant

Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, Emergency, Security Act (CARES Act) from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant is intended as an emergency relief grant to assist student with expenses related to the distruption of the campus closure due to the coronavirus. For additional information and report details please click here:

Mission College Acknowledgement and Agreement.

California College Promise Grant (waives fees)

See you you are eligible for the California College Promise Grant, which waives enrollment fees to Mission College.

Financial Aid Overview

You must apply for Financial Aid every year. The application become available October 1 for the next school year. For example, October 1, 2019 is for Fall 2020 to Summer 2021. We recommend applying from October 1 to March 2 each year.

Steps to Apply For Financial Aid
  1. Submit Your FAFSA/Dream Act application (it takes about 1-2 weeks for your application to be processed and sent to the college for review.)
  2. Check My Financial Aid status (under Financial Aid status and it will tell you what forms you will need to fill out.)
  3. Submit all documentation.
  4. Select Bankmobile Refund Preference.
Financial Literacy

Learn more about the financial literacy resources available on:

  • On-campus events
  • Jobs, Earnings and Paychecks
  • Budgeting and Saving
  • Understanding Taxes
  • Banking and Credit Cards
  • Identity Theft
Mission Cares Free Resources and Help
General Financial Aid Resources & Tips

Learn about financial aid resources as an undocumented/AB540 student, a current or former foster youth, housing insecure, or unable to provide parental information or looking to transfer general tips.