Going to school costs money. Thankfully, there are multiple ways to get financial support. We have collected some of the most effective ways to fund your schooling.
GET FREE TUITION: MOORPARK PROMISE
Apply for the FAFSA or Dream Act Application in order to get your first 2 years of tuition at Moorpark College for free. The Moorpark Promise does not rely on family income, so students may qualify regardless of family income.
SIGN UP FOR A PAYMENT PLAN
A payment plan will help you to spread out your tuition payments by allowing you to pay in spread-out time intervals. If you are waiting for your financial aid or scholarship to go through, signing up for a payment plan will help you complete your registration process until the financial aid kicks in so that you don't risk getting dropped for nonpayment.
SIGN UP FOR EOPS
The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a service for students who are in financial need, have language differences, or experience academic difficulties. If accepted to the program, you may get money to pay for books, your parking permit, transportation, and more.
ENROLL IN ZERO TEXTBOOK COST CLASSES
You can take classes with free textbooks! What would you do with the money that you save on textbooks? Most students say that they would these funds to pay for groceries, rent, insurance, and other basic expenses. To view which professors participate in ZTC, go to the Schedule of Classes and there is a book/dollar symbol next to classes that participate.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Applying for scholarships through the Scholarship Office is a great way to earn funds for college since they are awarded during fall and spring semesters. Although most scholarships require you to have accumulated at least 12 units before applying, once you finish your first semester of college, you can apply for scholarships each semester and bank the money for when you transfer!
FIND A JOB
Another great way to fund your education is to get a job! The Career and Transfer Center has an official list of local job postings, including on and off-campus jobs.
For on campus jobs, sometimes jobs are not posted right away onto the database and the best way to find out if a student service is hiring is to contact the student service directly either in person or by email. Almost all departments hire student workers, including the bookstore, library, tutoring center, admissions and records, outreach, and more. Reach out to them!