Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Access your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College

Federal & State Grants

FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant
Pell grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree, and is the largest source of free money from the federal government for students with financial need:

    • provides between $625 and $6,095 a year, depending on your expected family contribution (EFC), cost of attendance (COA) and whether you're attending full or part time
    • can be used to pay for tuition, fees and living expenses at any qualifying college
    • you can receive only one Pell Grant a year, which can be used to attend only one college at a time

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG:

    • provides between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on your EFC, your COA and whether you're attending full or part time
    • priority consideration if you're eligible for a Pell Grant
    • Unlike Pell Grants, funds are limited, so there's no guarantee you'll receive one
    • not all colleges offer them

Additional information regarding Higher Education Grants and Scholarships may be found at: Ed Fund

STATE GRANTS

Cal Grants A, B, & C

Cal Grant A assists with tuition and fees for California residents at qualifying institutions offering baccalaureate degree programs. Awards may be held in reserve while attending a community college. There are two types of Cal Grant A awards

    • Entitlement Award: Every current or previous year high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements and applies on time (March 2nd deadline) will receive a Cal Grant A Entitlement award.
    • Competitive Award: Other eligible students who have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant A Competitive award. Selections are based on a composite score that considers family income, parents‟ educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-family household, and former foster youth.

Cal Grant B provides a living allowance and tuition and fee assistance for low-income students. Beginning with the sophomore year, this award also helps pay tuition and fees at a qualifying institution offering baccalaureate degree programs. There are two types of Cal Grant B awards:

    • Entitlement Award: Current or previous year high school seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA who meet the financial and eligibility requirements and apply on time (March 2nd deadline) will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement award.
    • Competitive Award: Other eligible students with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive award. Selection is based on a composite score based on family income, parents‟ educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-parent household and former foster youth.

Cal Grant C provides assistance with costs for occupational and vocational programs. Selections are based on financial need, vocational aptitude and enrollment in an eligible program at a California community or independent college or vocational school that is at least four months long.

For more information on Cal Grants visit: CalGrants.org

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) and the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG) will combine into one award named the Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Cal Grant recipients may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year. Each semester’s disbursement will be based on the student’s enrollment, which must be at least full-time in order to receive a disbursement. Students enrolled in 12 units or more (but less than 15 units) will be eligible to receive $649 for the semester. Students enrolled in 15 or more units will be eligible to receive $2,000 for the semester.

Eligible students for this grant must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Must be receiving a Cal Grant Award
  2. Must enroll in 12 or more units per semester by the “Freeze Date”.
  3. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. 

Students, who qualified for the SSCG, are encouraged to meet with their academic counselor to ensure that they have a comprehensive Student Education Plan and are on track to complete their program within the timeframe outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Click this link for more information: Student Success Completion Grant

California Chafee Grant
The California Chafee Grant Program awards grants up to $5,000 annually to foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training. To be eligible, the applicant must have been in foster care between their 16th and 18th birthdays and for paid renewal students-have not reached their 26th birthday as of July 1st of the award year, for new and non-paid renewal students-will be 25 years old as of July 1st of the award year.   Applicants must file a FAFSA as well as the California Chafee Grant Program application available at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time.

Student Financial Services

CONTACT US

Phone: 209-575-7700
Fax: 209-575-7719
Email: mjc_finaid@mjc.edu

Drop boxes are available on both campuses:

West Campus – Yosemite Hall
Room 147

East Campus – Student Services Building

School Code: 001240