What Funds Are Available?
Grants and Scholarships
Board of Governors Fee Waivers (BOGW): Enrollment fees are waived for California state residents who qualify.
Federal Pell Grants: Grants range from $100
to $2,775 per semester or $200 to $5,550 per year depending on
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG): Grants range from $300 to $1,000 per year for students with the highest financial need who also qualify for Pell Grants.
Cal Grants: The State of California provides grants ranging from $776 to $1,551 per year for eligible students. There are three types of Cal Grants; Cal Grant A, B and C. Please visit the California Student Aid Commission for additional information.
10,000 Degrees formally know as Marin Education Fund: offers undergraduate, professional and technical training, childcare, and other scholarships to residents of Marin County. They also have a scholarship research center located in San Rafael. Contract MEF for deadlines and general information at (415) 459-4240 or www.10000degrees.org. Office hours are M, T, Th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Extended Opportunity Program & Services Grants (EOPS): This program provides book grants and counseling services to students who qualify.
College of Marin Foundation Scholarships: The College of Marin Foundation solicits funding from the community for scholarships that are awarded to students who meet need and academic criteria. Scholarships range from $250 to $1,000 per year and are available to students who are transferring to a 4-year institution or continuing at the College.
Federal College Work-Study Program: Federal funds provide a limited number of part-time jobs on campus for students who qualify.
Job Placement Office: The Job Placement Office provides students with information on a large number of jobs that are available throughout the community.
Federal Student Loans (Student loans must be paid back)
Before considering a student loan, it is important to develop a financing plan for your education that takes into account the total amount of debt that you will be able to afford to repay when you reach your final educational goal.
Subsidized Stafford Student Loans: Students who qualify on the basis of financial need may borrow up to $3,500 per year for freshman year and up to $4,500 per year for sophomore year at a variable interest rate. The repayment period begins 6 months after the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time in an educational program.
Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loans: Students who do not meet financial need criteria for a Subsidized Stafford Loan or need additional loan assistance may borrow all or part of that amount under the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program. Interest becomes due when the loan is borrowed. The repayment period begins 6 months after the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time in an educational program.
College of Marin Emergency Loans: ASCOM and the College of Marin Foundation have provided funds for the College's emergency loan program. Thirty-day loans are available for either $50 or $100.
Cook, Director of Financial Aid & Career Aid, (415) 485-9405