Financial Aid Office

Our School code is 014458.

Welcome to Financial Aid at Mission College. Get assistance with FAFSA, California Promise Grants, scholarships, and more.

You need to apply for Financial Aid every year you are at Mission College (Fall-Winter-Spring-Summer)

Visit Us in SEC 118 or Join Us Online

Live Chat and Zoom with Us
We are available on Live Chat and Zoom using 'Ask Clara.' If you need specific help, including people who speak another language besides English, start with the staff members listed below.

Spring 2024:  2/12/24 -5/26/24

In-Person Counter Services
  • Monday/Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday/Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Live Chat & Zoom Hours
  • Monday  - Thursday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fridays:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Weekly Tuesdays-Financial Aid Zoom Session from 1p.m - 2 p.m
  • Have questions or need help filing out the application? Click here to Join    Zoom ID: 934 3107 6826
Live Chat and Zoom with Us 
  1. Click on the 'May I help you?' box on the bottom right.  'Ask Clara' will appear. 
  2. Type 'I'd like to live chat.'
  3. During 'Live Chat' hours, college staff will be available to assist you.
  4. For student account questions, be prepared to turn on your camera and provide a valid picture ID.
Name/Contact Info Expertise Language (beside English)

Jocelyn Mercado (408)-855-5002

Jacqueline Talamantes- 408-855-5070
  • Student follow-up
  • Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Student Petitions
  • Rising Scholars
Marie Rancap-408-855-5054
  • Student follow-up
  • Verification
  • Learning Aligned Program
  • Federal Work Study
Ngoclien (Lien) Nguyen-408-855-5068
  • Student follow-up
  • Return to Title IV Calculations
  • Suspense Files
Roehl Galang-408-855-5071
  • Student follow-up
  • SAP Appeals
  • Chafee Grant
  • CalGrant
  • Student Success Grant
Eleen Badal Abdishou-408-855-5355
  • Financial Aid Disbursements
  • Reporting
  • IS Liaison


2024 Updates on The New FAFSA and CADAA

Updates on FAFSA and CADAA

24-25 Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) will not display until May 2024. Students waiting for their Fall 2024 Enrollment Fee Grant status and other financial aid awards, including verififcation documents, please check your MCPortal for updates.

Terminology Changes to FAFSA

24-25 FAFSA  Changes:

  • New Launch Date: January 2024
  • Anyone who provides information on your FAFSA will be considered form will be considered a contributor.
  • Beginning with the 2024–25 FAFSA®form, each of your contributors (if you have any) will be able to create a account even if they don’t have an SSN.
  • You must provide consent and approval to be eligible for federal student aid
  • Students can list upto 20 colleges
  • The Student Aid Index (SAI) replaces the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) starting in the 2024–25 award year.
  • The Student Aid Report is now the FAFSA Submission Summary

Please check this video to see what's changed for the 2024-25 FAFSA® form.

Resources/Webinars on the New FAFSA and CADAA

California Student Aid Commission Will be Hosting Upcoming Webinars

These webinars will provide students and their families information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

For More FAFSA information:

California Dream Act:

  • California extended the FAFSA and the CA Dream Act Application deadline to May 2nd.
  • As of April 9, students coming from mixed-status families may fill out the CA Dream Act Application as a temporary work around until they can access the FAFSA properly.
  • It will provide them information on state and institutional aid they are eligible to receive. Students from mixed-status families are still encouraged to complete a FAFSA to maximize their financial aid. 
  • Informational sessions on this change can be found below.

Non-SSN Support for Students & Families (*Available in English & Spanish)

Tuesday, May 14 *                      6:00 - 7:15 pm                             Register for this webinar 

Thursday, May 16                       6:30 - 7:30 pm                        Register for this webinar 

Wednesday, May 22 *                5:30 - 7:00 pm                         Register for this webinar

Other Available Resources:

    • 2024-25 FAFSA Issue Alerts Page (link)
    • CSAC FAQ’s For Mixed Status Families (link)
    • CADAA Account Creation Guide for MSF (link)
    • Identity Verification Guidance (link)
    • 4/29 Non-SSN Contributor C4C Webinar (link)
    • For FAFSA Technical Issues, Contact FSA at: 800-433-3243
    • For CADAA Technical Issues, Contact CSAC at:

CARES Act/HEERF Grant fund is scheduled to be disbursed on a one time basis upon fund availability* 

* date subject to change

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 disruption of the campus closure due to the coronavirus. Additional information and report details are listed below.

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, 2020 is for Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. 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.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)
The Department of Education and Student Financial Assistance Programs require schools and colleges to develop and apply a consistent standard of academic progress in determining student eligibility. For more information visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy homepage.