Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities

Mt. SAC Scholarship Program

Application materials for the 2024-2025 Mt. SAC Scholarship Program competition will be available in late 2023 and will be due in mid-March 2024. In addition to administering the Mt. SAC Scholarship Program, the Scholarship Program Office also assists students with:

  • Researching Scholarship Opportunities
  • Scholarship Application Assistance
  • Scholarship Personal Essay Advisement
  • Scholarship Workshops/Presentations

For assistance, please contact a Scholarship Program Office staff member at (909) 274-4457 or via email at The Mt. SAC Scholarship Program is located in the Student Services Center. For more information, please visit our scholarships website.

California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

Formally known as the Board of Governors' Fee Waiver (BOGW).  If you are classified as a California Resident, you may be eligible to have your enrollment fees and health fees waived (eliminated) by the state of California.  You may be eligible for this fee waiver even if you are not eligible for any other financial assistance.

The CCPG waives your enrollment fee and reduces the health fee and parking. You are responsible for paying these and any additional fees. Assistance granted under this fee waiver DOES NOT need to be paid back.

You may apply for the CCPG at any time during the academic year, but no later than June 15. The application period begins with the Summer session and you must reapply each year. There is no minimum or maximum unit requirement for you to apply for the fee waiver. You may apply whether enrolled in 1 unit or 18 units.

*Note: Students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Education Code Section 68130.5 (AB540) are not current California residents.

To qualify for the CCPG you must: Be a California resident*; and meet the annual eligibility criteria for one of the CCPG methods below:

    • Method “A”
      You, or your parents (if considered dependent), must be currently receiving benefits from CalWORKs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/SSP, or General Relief. Bring verification of your benefits, dated within the last 60 days, to the Financial Aid Office.
    • Method “B”
      You, or your parents (if dependent), must meet income standards in accordance with household size.
    • Method “C”
      A student has applied for other state/federal aid and has demonstrated financial need by completing the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

About EdFund

EdFund is a non-profit agency that guarantees loans to colleges, like Mt. SAC and the public 4-year colleges. It also provides a lot of helpful information for students regarding paying for college, acquiring student loans, and has publications and online information to help college students make the best money management decisions.

TFS - Tuition Funding Sources

The Teacher Preparation Center also provides participating students with scholarships. For more information, please visit: The Philanthropic Initiative, TPI, Scholarships & College Success

*Note: Once at this website for Tuition Funding Sources, login using "mtsac" as a username and "money" as a password. The above site will allow you to access scholarship funds geared specifically for Mt. SAC students.