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Email: mcfa@wvm.edu
Phone: 408-855-5065
Fax:     408-855-5546
Location: Main Building E1-401

Program Information and Application Forms

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Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW)

This award is a fee waiver, which will pay your enrollment fee and parking fee discount in excess of $20 per semester. Recipient must be a California resident for at least one year and one day prior to the first day of each semester, and must reapply prior to the Summer Session of each academic year. The Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW) application is now available for the current academic school year, which includes the Summer Session through the Spring Semester session.

 

2015-2016 Board of Governors Fee Waiver

2015-2016 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Spanish

Income standards for the 2015-2016 school year (2014 income)*:

Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program

BOGFW-B

2015-2016 Income Standards*


* These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines, as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the student or student’s family must have a total income in the prior year (in this case, 2014) that is equal to or less than 150% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines based on family size.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the 2014 Poverty Guidelines in January 2014 (additional information will be posted after the guidelines are published).
These income standards are for the 2015-2016 academic year and are to be used to determine
BOGFW-B eligibility EFFECTIVE July 1, 2015.

BOGW C: To be eligible, you must have a minimum "unmet need" of at least $1104 as determined after completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing on-line.

Federal Progams

To apply for the following federal programs use the FAFSA for the Fall, Spring and Summer.

Federal Pell Grant

A federally funded grant of up to $5,645 per year awarded to qualified undergraduate students.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A federally funded grant allocated to Mission College for disbursement to qualified students. The average award is $500 per academic year until the grant funds are expended.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

A federally funded program that helps pay the wages for qualified students in on- and off-campus part-time jobs. At this time, the wage at Mission College is $9.75 - $12.75 per hour. www.smarthires.com

Federal Student Loans

Loans are funds that are available to help students meet their educational costs. Loans, along with any interest that is accrued over time, MUST be repaid. A supplemental loan request is available through the student portal and in the Financial Aid Office after July 1 for the coming year.

Federal Chafee Grant

This is a federally-funded program that offers up to $ 5,000 to current or former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational training. To qualify, you must be eligible, or have been eligible, for foster care between your 16th and 18th birthday and must apply for the Chafee Grant before your 22nd birthday.

Eligible foster youths may apply at https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/.

Also, eligible foster youths may apply at http://www.svcf.org/ for an opportunity to receive more free money via the Youth Education Scholarship.

State Programs

To apply for the following state programs, use the FAFSA for the  school year starting in the Fall.  Or California Dream Act application (if applicable) at: http://www.caldreamact.org

Cal Grant B

A state funded award for living expenses and certain other costs for qualified very low-income students who are California residents. The average full time award is $824 per semester ($1,648 per academic year). To apply, use the FAFSA or Cal DreamAct application.

Cal Grant C

A state funded award for training costs (tools, books and equipment) for qualified low- and middle-income students who are California residents enrolled in vocational training programs. The average full time award is $273 per semester ($547 per academic year). To apply, use the FAFSA or Cal DreamAct application.

Click on the link to download the Cal Grant GPA Veritication Form: http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/200910CalGrantGPAVerificationForm.pdf

Click on the link to WebGrants 4 students:

http://www.csac.ca.gov/secured/specialalerts/sa.asp
Other
Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S)

A state funded award for qualified low-income, educationally disadvantaged students who are California residents. Ask for information in the EOP&S Office (Main Building E1-403) or call 408-855-5055.

Mission College Scholarships

Mission College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $50 to several thousand dollars per year. Eligibility may vary based on fields of study, community and/or college involvement, and /or financial need. All continuing Mission College students and new students, including graduating high school students, may apply click on Scholarship application at the top of the page.