Financial Aid is available to help students and families pay for college.
Use free funds to help pay for:

  • Tuition
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal and living expenses 


Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid.

Los Medanos College’s school code: 010340
The CA Dream Act online application is available to AB 540 students (California Dreamers). 


The application for the upcoming academic year is open every  October 1 and the priority filing deadline is March 2. Apply early and no later than the March 2 priority filing deadline to increase your chances of maximizing your financial aid award package.


GRANTS: are awarded to students based on financial need and typically do not need to be repaid.
STUDENT LOANS: are funds that students borrow and must repay to the Department of Education. WORK-STUDY: is a program that provides a part-time, on-campus job to students enrolled in at least 6 units.  

(925) 473-7525 

Before I received Financial Aid, I struggled with my grades due to a lack of income

I was constantly stressed and then I decided to make a change for my own good. So, I applied for financial aid. It didn’t take long before I started receiving the Pell grant, and only had to pay a small fee per semester to get the classes I needed. I found out about the Food Pantry here on campus which helped me a lot with getting food, and EOPS, which paid for a large portion of my books. I used to apply for jobs on campus, and that’s how I got my job here in the Financial Aid department. Ever since I got my job, I’m motivated to work hard, I’m less stressed and getting much better grades.

Aaron Ramos
Computer Science Major