University description (as per official university website)
The Mendocino-Lake Community College District was formed in September 1972 by vote of the citizens of the Anderson Valley, Laytonville, Potter Valley, Round Valley, Ukiah, and Willits Unified School Districts. Planning for the development of the initial offerings of the College occurred in the Spring of 1973, with the first classes offered in July 1973.
Expansion of the District to include the Lake County Districts of Upper Lake, Kelseyville, and Lakeport occurred by vote of the citizens on November 5, 1974. The new District boundaries, established in July 1975, encompass 3,200 square miles of service area. In 1981 the name of the District became Mendocino-Lake Community College District to better reflect the geographical area being served.
The goal of financial aid is to assist students in paying for college. We achieve this by determining a family's ability to pay for educational costs using federal need analysis guidlines and distributing limit resources in an equitable way.
All students are assigned a "Cost of Attendance" expense budget. This budget includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. Additional costs such as dependent care expenses and a personal computer can be added on a case by case basis (this requires proof of expenses). Financial Aid is not intended to cover the cost of high speed internet, credit card bills, cell phones or car payments.
The definition of "Need" is cost of attendance minus expected family contribution equals financial need. The expected family contribution is determined by federal need analysis after the completion of the Free Application For Federal Student (FAFSA).
You can apply free over the internet at by clicking www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Financial Aid Office has computers for you to use and complete your FAFSA on-line. It's easy, it's quick, and staff is available to assist you. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to apply by paper FAFSA sent through the mail, it could delay your application process by several months. If you have the information requested on the FAFSA Checklist please bring the information to the financial aid office and we will assist you with submitting the FAFSA electronically.
If you have questions about the FAFSA application or for more information on eligibility requirements and the U.S. Department of Education's student aid programs, click www.studentaid.ed.gov
Check out information on financial aid grants (money that does not need to be repaid)