We are here for you! Mission College has waived parking and health fees and will offer free childcare to all students in the 2023 Spring Semester.

Waived Fees in 2023

Mission College will waive parking and health fees as well as provide free childcare to students in the 2023 Spring Semester as part of a continued effort to make college affordable for all and remove financial barriers that slow many from reaching their higher education goals.

No More Parking Fees

Since 2013, the college has charged $50 per semester and $25 each summer for parking on campus. All parking revenue has been used for the operation and maintenance of the college’s parking lots and roadways. Students must request their free, semester-length permit in their student portal this Spring Semester.

No Health Fees

Mission has charged students a health fee of $21 per semester and $18 for summer terms since 2020 to provide high-quality clinical services so they can maintain optimal health. Available services include registered nurse consultation, crisis intervention counseling with mental health specialists as well as flu shots, immunizations, TB testing and much more. All students will be able to immediately utilize these services for free this Spring Semester. Learn more about the Student Health Center.

No More Childcare Fees 

Also, Mission will waive all students’ childcare costs at its Child Development Lab Center that have been in place since 2020 totaling between $1,550 to $2,650 each month per child.  The center provides services Monday through Friday for eligible children ages six weeks to five years old.

Students who are enrolled in at least three units and have a family income of $150,000 or less qualify for the free childcare. An application for the program will be available in early January. Interested students should contact Anne Horgan, Program Director at West Valley-Mission's Child Development Centers, at anne.horgan@westvalley.edu. Spaces are limited. Under the plan, the District will cover the cost for students who do not qualify for state subsidy and have a family income of less than $150,000. Learn more about the Child Development Lab Center