There are several types of financial aid available to students at Merced College. Our financial aid awards include federal and state grants & loans, state fee waivers, work student jobs and scholarships. 

You do not need to be a full-time student to receive most types of financial aid. The amount of aid received will depend on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and unit level.


Student Employment

Tution Waivers


Other Resources

Student Loans


*Please note that you can only receive financial aid at one school at a time. If you have questions, please contact the Merced College Financial Aid Office. 


Award 2021-2022 Maximum Award
Federal Pell Grant $6,495
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant $800
Cal Grant B

Student with Dependents/ Foster Youth  - $6,000
Cal Grant C

Student with Dependents/Foster Youth  - $4,000
Student Success Completion Grant
24+ Units
Student Success Completion Grant
30+ Units
Chafee Grant for Foster Youth $5,000
California College Promise Grant Waives per unit enrollment fee