University description (as per official university website)
Mission College is a public community college located within the City of Santa Clara in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Offering more than 70 academic, vocational, basic skills, and enrichment programs, Mission is a great place to earn an Associate's degree, certificate of proficiency or to prepare for transfer to a four year university.
With its highly diverse and active student population, the environment at Mission College makes it easy to meet new friends every day. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students regularly praise our college for its small, intimate campus and its supportive and friendly atmosphere.
Mission has many programs and services to ensure student success. Financial Aid can help make college affordable. The Counseling Department helps students set achievable goals with guidance through orientation, study skills and career courses. Mission's Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and sponsor a job fair every year featuring more than 60 employers.
Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented. With modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and a well-trained, enthusiastic support staff, this is the place to learn, grow, and make friends!
Mission College is served by county transit, is close to light rail and has easy access to Highways 101, 880, 237 and San Jose's Mineta International Airport.
Key Applicant Eligibility Requirements
The successful financial aid candidate
* is a US citizen or eligible non-citizen,
* declares a program of study leading to a degree, certificate for gainful employment in a recognized occupation or a transfer program leading to bachelor's degree in a four-year institution,
* demonstrates "financial need" by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from Financial Aid Office,
* is not in default on any educational loan,
* does not owe a refund on any Title IV funds,
* has high school diploma, G.E.D. or demonstrated "ability to benefit",
* meets California residency requirements (for BOG Fee Waiver, Cal Grants B & C, EOP&S)
* maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress
* and meets other requirements as appropriate to individual programs.