The Financial Aid Office administers a variety of federal and state grant programs to assist students with their education costs at Moorpark College.

To be considered for these grant programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA). 

Moorpark College must receive a valid FAFSA and any requested documentation by your last day of enrollment for the academic year to be considered for aid.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.

Amounts can change yearly.  The amount you get will depend on

  • your financial need,
  • your cost of attendance,
  • your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. 

You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

Effective on July 1, 2012, you can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent (roughly six years) up to a bachelor's degree.

If you’re getting close to your limit a notice will be posted to your financial aid requirements. If you have any questions, contact your financial aid office

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)

To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) so your college can determine how much financial need you have. 

Students who will receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first. The FSEOG does not need to be repaid.

The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school and is therefore called “campus-based” aid. Not all schools participate. 

Cal Grants

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) determines Cal Grant recipients.

To apply for the Cal Grant Program, you must submit the FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification form by March 2.

If you do not meet the March 2 priority filing deadline, you may have a second chance to compete for a Cal Grant by filing the FAFSA and GPA Verification form by September 2.

There are two types of Cal Grant B awards: Entitlement and Competitive

* Cal Grant B Entitlement Award

Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements, and files the FAFSA and GPA Verification form by the March 2nd deadline will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement award.

* Cal Grant B Competitive Award

Other eligible students who have at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive award. Selection is based on a composite score that takes into consideration your family’s income, assets,  parents’ educational level, GPA, and other factors.

Cal Grant C

Cal Grant C is is a competitive grant award available to eligible students who are pursuing a vocational degree program.  Cal Grant C recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission.

 Student Success Completion Grant

On top of the annual Cal Grant B award paid at community college, the  Student Success Completion Grant pays full-time Cal Grant B and C recipients up to $4,000 annually.

Login to the WebGrants for Students portal for more information regarding your Cal Grant eligibility status from the CA Student Aid Commission. 

Chafee Grant Program

The California CHAFEE Grant Program awards up to $5,000 annually to eligible foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training.

The Financial Aid Office certifies the student’s need and enrollment status on the CHAFEE website and disburses CHAFEE grants in accordance with the regulatory statutes of this program. 

Click here for more information on this grant and opportunities for foster youth.

(Need based financial aid that DOES NOT have to be repaid)

Program Maximum Annual Award Filing Deadline Forms Required
(Federal Pell Grant)
Varies Last day of term FAFSA
(Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
Varies Last day of term FAFSA
FWS [Federal Work Study] Varies First Come, First Served


Cal Grant B Varies March 2
September 2

GPA Verification Form

Cal Grant C Varies March 2
September 2

GPA Verification Form

Student Success Completion Grant


  Required to be a Cal Grant B or C recipient and Full Time Enrollment
(California College Promise Grant)
Waives actual amount of enrollment fees only. Last day of term FAFSA
CCPG Application
CARE Child Care Grant
(Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
Contact EOPS Contact EOPS FAFSA
EOPS Book Grant
(Extended Opportunity Programs & Services)
CCPG Application