Types of Financial Aid

There are many ways to finance your education. Because there are so many types of financial aid available, it is important to obtain accurate information. The Student Financial Services Office is dedicated to assisting students and families through the financial aid process in the most effective and friendly manner possible. When you apply for the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), you are applying for:

California College Promise Grant (formerly known as Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)

The California College Promise Grant assists eligible students with the enrollment fees by waiving the student's tuition fees (currently $46 per unit). To receive this assistance, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Dream Act Application (CADAA) or complete the California College Promise Grant Application. Students must be a California resident or AB540 eligible.

***IMPORTANT*** Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for California College Promise Grant.  For more information go to California College Promise Grant Regulations.

Federal and State Grants

A type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid; usually awarded on the basis of need.

Work Study Program

One of the campus-based programs; a part-time employment program which provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students.


Modesto Junior College is dedicated to supporting our students at being successful in their educational goals. We want all potential student borrowers to have a realistic borrowing plan.  We want to ensure that transferring students have enough loan eligibility to complete their educational goals. Also to the students working towards a certificate or associates degree to not be overly burdened with student loan debt. 

Learn more about these types of Financial Aid