Mission College Financial Aid

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Important Info/Links

Mission College School Code: 014458

Contact Info

This is the start of our busy season assisting students in the office.  For faster response, please email us.

Email: mcfa@wvm.edu
Phone: 408-855-5065 
Location: Main Building E1-401

Other Important Links


My Mission Portal

Fall 2016 Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Changes

Title IV/R2T4 Policies and Procedures

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

NOTICE: All student services will remain functioning in the Main Building from now until January 15. Students and staff can access the new Student Engagement Center (SEC) starting Tuesday, January 16.
The VTA bus stop will also be moved from its current temporary location back to in front of the campus Hunters Circle after New Years.

Important Announcements:

2017/2018 Financial Aid Application Workshop Schedule

2017-2018 Scholarship Application Forms

Important Federal Updates for Financial Aid

Announcement: Open FAFSA and Cal Dream Cycle 2017-18 as of Oct 1st

FAFSA or Cal Dream Workshop Flyer

"Are you at risk of losing your priority registration or BOGW (Board of Governor's Fee Waiver)? Click here for more information."

2017-18 Mission First Scholarship Program

Estimate your total annual cost of attending Mission College with the Net Price Calculator 

In-Person Student Support & Service Hours

In preparation for our move our hours have been adjusted to give us time to pack while continuing to provide service to our students.

If you have a question please contact us at: 408-855-5003

HOURS Monday January 1 Tuesday January 2 Wednesday January 3 Thursday January 4 Friday January 5
9:00 am to 10:00 am Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed Opened Opened Closed Closed
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed


HOURS Monday January 8 Tuesday January 9 Wednesday January 10 Thursday January 11 Friday January 12
9:00 am to 10:00 am Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Opened Opened Opened Opened Closed
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Closed Opened Closed Closed Closed


Closed Jan. 1, New Year's Day; Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Day


HOURS Monday January 15 Tuesday January 16 Wednesday January 17 Thursday January 18 Friday January 19
9:00 am to 10:00 am Closed Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Closed Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Closed Regular hours Regular hours Regular hours Closed


​Spring 2018 ​Hours
​Monday, January 15 - Thursday,  February 8 ​      9:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Friday, January 19      ​9:00 am - 12:00 pm
​Saturday, January 27    ​10:00 am - 2:00 pm
​Mondays & Tuesday, February 12 - May 25      ​9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays, February 12 - May 25 ​     9:00 am - 6:00 pm
​Fridays, February 16 - May 25     ​9:00 am - 12:00 pm
​Saturdays & Sundays, February 12 - May 25     Closed
  •  Closed:
  • Jan. 1, New Year's Day;
  • Jan. 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday;
  • Feb. 16 - 19, President's Day;
  • March 26 - 30, Spring Break;
  • March 31, Cesar Chavez holiday; May 28, Memorial Day
  • Last day to add with Add Code online February 11 (Sunday)
  • Last day to drop online with a "W" April 26 (Thursday)
  • Graduation/Certificate/Degree Petition deadline: March 22, 2018

*Hours may be adjusted to accommodate increased demand

Anticipated Financial Aid Disbursements - ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:

Major Disbursement dates: Anticipated Financial Aid Disbursements Dates for Completed Files (subject to change without notice at any time)

Spring 2018

  • January 25, 2018
  • April 6, 2018 -  May include payment for late start classes if enrolled by 4/2/18 and start by 4/11/18.

(*All dates are subject to change)


2017-2018 Cost of Education(assumes CA residency & full time attendance, 14 units/term, for both Fall & Spring terms)
 Living Off-Campus   Living with Relative    
Fees @ $46/unit plus other mandatory fees    $1358 $1358
Books & Supplies $1791 $1791
Housing/Food  $12492  $4968
Transportation $1242 $1107
Personal $2916 $3177
Total $19,821 $12,423

(Non-residents add $204/unit)

Mission College offers a variety of federal, state and institutional aid programs to assist students in meeting the costs of their education. Students are encouraged to stop by the Financial Aid Office to obtain information on eligibility requirements and necessary application forms.

By using the services of the Financial Aid Office, I will:

  1. Learn to identify & access the financial resources necessary to support my educational objectives.
  2. Demonstrate my ability to successfully complete the financial aid & scholarship applications and, if eligible, receive funding.
  3. Demonstrate my commitment to receive continued funding by maintaining satisfactory academic progress in my declared program of study and the timely completion of renewal applications.

Student's Rights & Responsibilities

Am I On Course?

Key Applicant Eligibility Requirements

The successful financial aid candidate

  • is a US citizen or eligible non-citizen,
  • declares a program of study leading to a degree, certificate for gainful employment in a recognized occupation or a transfer program leading to bachelor's degree in a four-year institution,
  • demonstrates "financial need" by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Cal DreamAct application: https://dream.csac.ca.gov
  • is not in default on any educational loan,
  • does not owe a refund on any Title IV funds,
  • has high school diploma, G.E.D. or state equivalent, Homeschooled or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • meets California residency requirements (for BOG Fee Waiver, Cal Grants B & C, EOP&S)
  • maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • and meets other requirements as appropriate to individual programs.

Visit the Aid Programs page and then How to Apply to get started.

Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: Enrolled student applicants will have their submitted documents reviewed and, if approved by an advisor, a file completion date assigned at least 15 calendar days before the official disbursement date of financial aid funds into their student account.
SAO 2: Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal applicants will be informed of decisions within 3 business days of the committee's review.
SAO 3: Students with calculated overpayments will be notified within 10 business days from the date the overpayment is identified.