What Funds Are Available?
Grants and Scholarships
Board of Governors Fee Waivers (BOGW): Enrollment fees are waived for California state residents who qualify.
Scholarships at College of Marin: A number of scholarships are available, including the Haddie Academic Scholarship and League of Women’s Voters of Marin County Education Foundation among others. A complete list of all available scholarships is available online.
Federal Pell Grants: Grants range from $375
to $2,823 per semester or $749 to $5,645 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.
NEW! The Full-Time Student Success Grant for Cal Grant B Recipients. Please see brochure for details.
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.
Extended Opportunity Program & Services Grants (EOPS): This program provides book grants and counseling services to students who qualify.
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: Students who have applied for financial aid and are waiting for their funds to disburse can apply. The maximum amount available is $500 per semester. Repayment is due in 60 days.