Financial Aid Office
Our School code is 014458.
Welcome to Financial Aid at Mission College. Get assistance with FAFSA, California Promise Grants, scholarships, and more.
Financial Aid Hours
See current hours for Financial Aid and Admissions.
Standard Office Hours Summer 2023 In-Person Services(6/05/23-8/11/23)
Monday-Tues 9am-6:30pm, Wednesday-Thursday 9am-5:30pm, Friday 9am-1pm.
Live Chat and Zoom with Us
- Click on the 'May I help you?' box on the bottom right.
- 'Ask Clara' will appear.
- Type 'I'd like to live chat.'
- During 'Live Chat' hours, college staff will be available to assist you.
- For student account questions, be prepared to turn on your camera and provide a valid picture ID.
Live Chat & Zoom Hours
- Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join one of our weekly Financial Aid workshops offered through Zoom on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m beginning Spring 2023.
Join Zoom- Meeting ID: 734 916 0729
News and Events
Get out of Federal Student Loan Default with Fresh Start: Fresh Start is a one-time temporary program from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that offers special benefits for borrowers with defaulted federal student loans.
Fresh Start automatically gives you some benefits, such as restoring access to federal student aid (loans and grants). Click here to find more information on how to apply for Fresh Start.
Spring 23 CARES Act/HEERF Grant fund is scheduled to be disbursed on a one time basis upon fund availability*
* date subject to change
Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, Emergency, Security Act (CARES Act) from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant is intended as an emergency relief grant to assist student with expenses related to the distruption of the campus closure due to the coronavirus. Additional information and report details are listed below.
- 9.30.2020 CARES Act Report
- 8.7.2020 CARES Act Report
- 12.30.2020 CARES Act Report
- 03.31.2021 CARES Act Report
- 06.30.2021 CARES Act Report
- 09.30.2021 CARES Act Report
- 12.31.2021 CARES Act Report
- HEERF. Quarterly Report 09.30.2020
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 12.31.2020
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 03.31.2021
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 06.30.2021
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 09.30.2021
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 12.31.2021
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 03.31.2022
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 06.30.2022
- HEERF.Quartery Report 09.30.2022
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 12.31.2022
- HEERF.Quarterly Report 03.31.2023
Getting Your Money
California College Promise Grant (waives fees)
See you you are eligible for the California College Promise Grant, which waives enrollment fees to Mission College.
Financial Aid Overview
You must apply for Financial Aid every year. The application become available October 1 for the next school year. For example, October 1, 2020 is for Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. We recommend applying from October 1 to March 2 each year.
Steps to Apply For Financial Aid
- Submit Your FAFSA/Dream Act application (it takes about 1-2 weeks for your application to be processed and sent to the college for review.)
- Check My Financial Aid status (under Financial Aid status and it will tell you what forms you will need to fill out.)
- Submit all documentation.
- Select Bankmobile Refund Preference.
Learn more about the financial literacy resources available on:
- On-campus events
- Jobs, Earnings and Paychecks
- Budgeting and Saving
- Understanding Taxes
- Banking and Credit Cards
- Identity Theft
Mission Cares-Free Resources and Help
- Mission Cares has a variety of services available to students.
- Emergency Financial Aid Request
- Dreamers are supported at Mission.
- Zero Cost Textbooks are available for a number of classes.
- SemesterText a program offered by the library to provide textbooks and promote equity.
- Second Harvest Foodbank has a monthly food pantry in Lot B.
- Homeless students and foster youth and specific resources on campus.
- Veterans are supported through our VALOR Center in the Campus Center.
General Financial Aid Resources & Tips
Learn about financial aid resources as an undocumented/AB540 student, a current or former foster youth, housing insecure, or unable to provide parental information or looking to transfer general tips.
- UndocuStudent Hacks: The Undocumented Student Financial Aid Worksheet
- Tips for Receiving Financial Aid in CA for an Undocumented & AB540 Student.
- Current or former Foster Youth be sure to contact the Financial Aid Foster Youth Liaison
- Unable to provide parent information on your financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA) you request a review of your Dependency status for Special Circumstances.
Policies and Regulations
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) to maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.
- California College Promise Grant Eligibility
- Financial Aid Office Policy
- Return to Title IV (R2T4)
- Cal Grant
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)The Department of Education and Student Financial Assistance Programs require schools and colleges to develop and apply a consistent standard of academic progress in determining student eligibility. For more information visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy homepage.