University description (as per official university website)
About the College
Administrative Center at the Kentfield Campus.
Established in 1926, College of Marin is one of 109 public community colleges in California accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. There are two campuses to serve you in beautiful Marin County. The Kentfield Campus is located approximately 11 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge at 835 College Ave. in Kentfield. The Indian Valley Campus is located minutes away on a spectacular 333 acre site on Ignacio Blvd. in Novato, CA.
Approximately 9,000 credit and noncredit students enroll each fall and spring semester. Nearly 6,000 students annually take advantage of the College's many outstanding community education and community services classes. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution providing a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages and from all walks of life.
In order to provide students with the opportunities they need, and to ensure that students achieve their specific goals and objectives, the College offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs. College of Marin participates in guaranteed admissions to specific University of California campuses, California State Universities, and private universities. College of Marin also offers cross enrollment at UC Berkeley to qualified students. Contact the COM Counseling Office for more information. In addition, the Counseling Department oversees the Transfer Center, staffed for the purpose of helping students research transfer and admissions requirements.
In addition the College provides thirty-five two-year vocational and career programs, as well as providing basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and community education classes. The College's workforce preparation programs provide the necessary skills for success in a globally competitive workforce environment. Whether the goal is career advancement, career change, or entering the workforce for the first time, the College offers a range of programs to help students succeed.
Originally known as Marin Junior College when established in 1926, the College was renamed College of Marin in 1947. In 1985 College of Marin merged with Indian Valley College. This merger provided Marin residents with two campuses, the original campus located in Kentfield and the Indian Valley Campus in Novato. The two campuses serve a county population of approximately 250,000 residents.
About the community
Marin County is conveniently located between San Francisco and the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, and its warm, sunny California climate makes it possible to enjoy Marin’s wide variety of outdoor attractions all year ‘round. Marin is a known for outdoor recreation — mountain biking, hiking, fishing, bird watching, windsurfing, kayaking, golf and tennis. Visit the Marin County Visitors Bureau for more information.
Filing the FAFSA
There are two ways to file the FAFSA
1. 1) File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Filing your FAFSA online is highly encouraged and usually the fastest method. Be sure that when filing the FAFSA online, you are on the official website. There is no fee to apply.
2. 2) You can fill out a paper FAFSA and mail it to the federal processing agency. The paper FAFSA can be downloaded at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov. or you can obtain a paper application by calling 1-800-433-3243. Filing the paper FAFSA could delay processing up to six weeks.
The FAFSA form covers one academic year (Summer, Fall and Spring). A new FAFSA needs to be submitted for each new academic year. Your application will not be renewed automatically, even if your information has remained the same. Forms for each new academic year become available in January.
* March 2 - Students applying for Cal Grants, Marin Education undergraduate scholarship and College of Marin Foundation scholarships must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supplemental forms prior to March 2 for the following Fall semester. Cal Grant also has a 2nd deadline of
* September 2nd. Students applying for Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants must also submit their FAFSA by the March 2 deadline.