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Welcome to Mendocino College’s Financial Aid Office Website.

The goal of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students in paying for college. We achieve this by determining a family's ability to pay for educational costs federal, state and institutional regulations to award financial aid in a fair and equitable way.

Our office begins determining financial aid eligibility by assigning all students a Cost of Attendance. The Cost of Attendance includes the following costs: tuition & fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.

We then determine a student’s financial need, by utilizing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our office conducts the following calculation to determine a student’s financial need:

Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

Students are encouraged to review the Net Price Calculator, which is intended to provide an estimate of net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

FAFSA / Dream Act Application Workshop Schedule

Important Information

It is not too late to complete the 

 2023-2024 FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications. covers Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024

 2024-2025 FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications are also available to renew. Make sure you complete the application by May 2nd, 2024, the priority date for applying for Cal Grants.

Visit Apply for Financial Aid for more information.

Need help completing the FAFSA or CADAA? Attend a FAFSA/CADAA workshop! (More workshop dates are coming!)

4/9/2024 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Ukiah MacMilan Room 1280
4/11/2024 1 pm - 4 pm North County Center Room 8010
4/16/2024 3 pm- 5 pm Zoom link
4/17/2024 1 pm - 4 pm Coast Center Learning Commons Area
4/18/2024 10:00 am- 1:00 pm Ukiah MacMilan Room 1280
4/22/2024 3 pm- 6 pm Ukiah MacMilan Room 1280
4/24/2024 2 pm - 4 pm Lakeport Center Room 7110
4/29/2024 3 pm- 5 pm Zoom link
5/1/2024 1 pm - 4 pm Ukiah MacMilan Room 1280



Please bring your and your parents' 2021 income information. Also, remember to create an FSA ID for yourself and one of your parents at