The mission of the Merced College Financial Aid Office is to assist in the recruitment and retention of students by providing financial resource information and access to funding.

FAFSA Assistance

Get help completing your FAFSA application. No appointments are necessary; walk-ins welcome. See hours for the FAFSA lab in Merced and the FAFSA workshop in Los Banos.

Our Goals

  • Provide quality customer service from a knowledgeable and professional staff.
  • Work collaboratively with our campus community to better serve our diverse student population.
  • Award financial aid in an equitable, consistent and timely manner adhering to federal, state and college regulations.
  • Empower students to reach their potential in a supportive and positive environment.

Financial Aid Handbook

Cover of Financial Aid HandbookDownload our handbook (pdf) for step-by-step information on applying for financial aid. Don't assume that you don't qualify ... Apply!


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