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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.



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Merced: (209) 384-6031
Los Banos: (209) 826-3495

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Emergency Assistance

Spring 2023 Application 


                        1. Demonstrate exceptional need resulting from a sudden, unexpected emergency event
                        2. Be currently enrolled in at least six units at a Merced College
                        3. Qualify as low-income by meeting the requirements to receive a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) or is projected to receive a CCPG for the upcoming term

Limited Funding Based on Highest Need and Enrollment

Not all students who apply may qualify

Please allow 2 weeks for review

Funding will follow the set Disbursment Schedule and BankMobile procedures




Merced Campus

Lesher Student Services Building,
3rd Floor
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348

Phone: (209) 384-6031
Fax: (209) 384-6312

Lesher Building

Los Banos Campus

22240 Highway 152
Building A
Los Banos, CA 93635

Phone: (209) 826-3495
Fax: (209) 381-6583

Los Banos Campus