Middle Class Scholarship
Supporting you along the way
The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides bachelor degree seeking undergraduate students enrolled at a California community college with a scholarship to help meet the total cost of attendance.
FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application Required
Students must complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application before March 2, 2023 to qualify for the 2023-24 academic year.
Students with family income and assets up to $201,000 may be eligible.
Eligibility is now based on the total cost of attendance including housing, transportation, books, and more, rather than just tuition costs.
Awards may vary by student and by school.
Award amounts will be based on the cost of attendance for your college, your “available resources” (other financial aid you are eligible for, a self-help student contribution, and a parent contribution for dependent students with a household income of over $100,000), and other factors.
This grant may award up to 4 years depending on education level when awarded.
More financial aid programs are available.
Federal Pell Grants go to undergraduate students without college degrees who come from low-income families.
CAL GRANT PROGRAM
Cal Grants get awarded to California resident undergraduates based on financial need, academic performance and other factors.
Low-income students and students receiving cash assistance may automatically apply for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG).
The Student Success Completion Grant provides free money for students to take more classes and earn their degrees faster. Apply by filling out a FAFSA or CADAA form.
Full-Time Student Success Grant
This financial aid provides additional support for full-time students through the Student Success Completion Grant. The Student Success Completion Grant now offers $4,000 per semester for students taking 15 or more units, and $1,298 per semester for students taking 12-14 units.
The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment offers over 3,000 student scholarships per year. Many private organizations also award various scholarships.
Work Study Programs
Federal work-study students earn money to pay for college by working a part-time job on-campus or out in the community.