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The Financial Aid Office is located in Building P-Room 339. Our office hours are 8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8:00a.m. - 4: 30p.m. Wednesday to Friday.

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The Purpose of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Programs

Financial Aid Schedules and Deadlines

Free application for Financial Aid (FASFA) Online

Student Eligibility For Financial Aid

Financial Aid Eligibility Calculation

Applying for Financial Aid

Renewal FAFSA

How To Use FAFSA On The Web

Ability To Benefit Assessment

The philosophy of  Merritt College Financial Aid Office is that every student should have access to the educational experience at Merritt College who so desires.

Our mission is to make funds available to assist eligible students who do not have the resources to attend college, and who will benefit from a post secondary education.

All financial aid at Merritt College is administered, funded and regulated in accordance with Federal, State, Local agencies, Districts, and the College.




Applying for financial aid is not meant to be confusing, or make you feel intimidated by the system. Do not let it discourage you, go after your fair share of the funds that are available. It is important to remember that many rules associated with applying for aid have been developed to make sure you are treated fairly and equitably, and to also guarantee that you take responsibility toward successfully completing your goal.

We believe that this website will provide you with an overview of our financial aid programs, the process by which aid is awarded and forms that you can print out.


The purpose of the Merritt Community College Web site is to provide information about the Colleges, their programs and services. While every effort is made to provide accurate, timely and appropriate information, there is no assurance that the information contained herein is correct or up-to-date. Merritt makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information. Throughout this Web site, Merritt provides links to resources outside the District and has no control over these resources nor does Vista have any knowledge of the content. Merritt disclaims all responsibility for accuracy, content and/or appropriateness of these external pages.