The Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) is an online application that will help you be considered for some financial aid programs. You must complete this application every award year.
The California College Promise Grant formerly known as the Board of Governor’s Fee waiver (BOG) program determines if you qualify to have your enrollment fees waived. This fee waiver is for California residents only. *Note if you have completed a FAFSA you have already applied and don’t need to do a separate application for Enrollment Fee Waiver.
This application is used to determine the eligibility of AB 540 [undocumented] students for California student financial aid for the school year. The California Student Aid Commission will process this application. Any aid offered can only be used at eligible California institutions. The information on this form will be used by the California Student Aid Commission to determine eligibility in the state Cal Grant program and Promise formerly known as BOG Fee waiver.
To be considered for a Cal Grant award, you must have completed both of these application requirements by the March 2, or September 2, deadline:
Submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application.
Ensured that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) was submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission).
The Commission will not process any GPAs that may have been submitted in prior years. In order for a student to be considered for a Cal Grant award, a new GPA form must be received by the Commission by the stated deadline.
The California Chafee Grant Program gives free money to current or former foster youth to use for vocational school training or college courses. To qualify, you must be a current or former foster youth, must have established court dependency at any time between the ages of 16 and 18, and must not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year.
Additional forms may be necessary to complete your financial aid application. Please only submit requested forms. If we request additional forms, they will appear in your student portal.
As you embark on your college journey, it’s important to understand how money really ‘works.’ Now is a great time to learn about making money, managing money, saving money – and how to make informed decisions about money. CashCourse is your real-life guide to taking charge of your money. It provides you with the online personal finance tools to help you build real-life-ready financial skills. In addition, you can learn about financial aid basics and research scholarships.
Financial Aid TV (FATV) provides current and prospective students and families with instant 24/7 access to short videos that discuss important financial aid topics such as:
Applying for financial aid
Financial aid eligibility
Types of financial aid (e.g. grants and loans)
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Why wait in line at the financial aid office? Click on FATV to get quick and easy-to-understand answers to many of your general financial aid questions!
Online financial aid counseling provides you ways to complete workshops online. You can complete Financial Aid Introduction, Applying for Financial Aid, Student Loan Basics, Private Loan Counseling, Education Tax Benefits, Financial Wellness topics such as Credit Cards, Credit Scoring, Education Tax Benefits, Money Basics, Important Financial Terms, Saving Money, Understanding the Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) and its Effects, Information on the 150% Loan Limit Rule, Veterans Post 9/11 GI Bill, Satisfactory Academic Progress [SAP] counseling sessions. Please visit the link above to learn more. .
The MyVCCCD portal provides you access to all the important aspects of your financial aid once you have already submitted a financial aid application. View your Financial Aid Requirements, Awards, and Payment schedule on the Financial Aid tab of your portal.
To receive federal student aid, students must be registered with Selective Service if the student is male, at least 18 years old, and born after December 31, 1959.
Moorpark College is committed to helping you achieve your academic success. We have developed our orientation program to provide you with an introduction and the necessary tools to get you started. This orientation is considered a student’s first counseling contact. Please allow at least one hour to effectively complete this orientation.
As students and their families make important decisions about investing their time and money in pursuing a college education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is making available for the first time comparative information about the earnings of recent graduates who received an award in a specific program area at California community colleges.
The Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information on which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines. The Salary Surfer does not contain information about wages earned by community college students who transfer to a four-year institution.
While it is useful to know the potential earnings after receiving a certificate or degree, other important considerations, such as personal interest and skill, should be used in selecting an educational program.