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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. 

 Make sure you complete your application by the March 2nd priority or September 2nd second priority deadline extended to September 5th, 2023 dates to apply 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!)

12/4/2023 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m Coast Center (Fort Bragg),  Commons Area
12/5/2023 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m  North Coast Center (Willits) Commons Area
12/7/2023 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. MacMillan Hall Room 1280 (UKIAH)
1/9/2024 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.  North Coast Center (Willits) Commons Area
1/10/2024 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Lake Center - Computer Lab
1/17/2024 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Coast Center (Fort Bragg),  Commons Area
1/18/2024 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Ukiah Campus, Room 1280 MacMillan Hall
2/7/2024 10:00 noon Lake Center - Computer Lab
2/13/2024 10:00 noon  North Coast Center (Willits) Commons Area
2/20/2024 10:00 noon Ukiah Campus, Room 1280 MacMillan Hall
2/21/2024 10:00 noon Coast Center (Fort Bragg),  Commons Area

Download workshop schedules below.

Workshop Schedule:

Spring Financial Aid Workshop Schedule 23-24

Please bring your and your parent's 2021 income information. Don't forget to create an FSA ID for yourself and one of your parents at