Financial Aid is available to help students and families pay for college.
Use free funds to help pay for:
- Books and supplies
- Personal and living expenses
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid. www.fafsa.gov
Los Medanos College’s school code: 010340
The CA Dream Act online application is available to AB 540 students (California Dreamers).
WHEN TO APPLY
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.
TYPES OF FEDERAL AND STATE AID
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.
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 CollegeCentral.com 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.
Computer Science Major