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.

Federal/State Grants

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 2022-2023 Maximum Award
Federal Pell Grant $6,895
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