University description (as per official university website)
Moorpark College opened September 11, 1967, with 2,500 students. The campus is located at the eastern edge of the city of Moorpark. MC is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. The 150-acre campus is a short drive from the Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills areas and is situated near the city of Simi Valley. It includes 15 buildings, a football stadium, track, other athletic facilities, an exotic animal compound, and an observatory. Moorpark College is one of the three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, and part of the California Community College system of 109 community colleges. MC offers two semesters throughout the year (Fall and Spring) in addition to a summer session (May through August).
The Moorpark College student body includes approximately 15,000 students ranging in age from about 11 to over 70, with most of the students between 18 and 30 years old. 55% are women and 45% are men, while 65% attend during the daytime and 35% in the evening. 38% carry less than six units and 33% carry 12 or more units. Minorities make up over 18% of the students. Approximately 150 foreign students from 52 different countries are enrolled at Moorpark College.
Moorpark College exists to provide equal opportunity to postsecondary education at minimum cost to all who wish to avail themselves of it.
Admission to Moorpark College is open to any high school graduate, anyone earning a high school proficiency certificate, or any adult eighteen years of age or older and capable of profiting from instruction.
High school juniors and seniors can attend under the High School Admissions Program, provided they have the signed permission of their school principal.
The college is truly a model of what a community college should be--an institution meeting the educational and cultural needs of the community it serves.
Moorpark College offers 1,500 classes a semester in 70 disciplines, including lower division preparation in a wide variety of transfer majors for the Baccalaureate degree and programs which lead to Associate degrees and Certificates of Achievement. Moorpark College also offers numerous Occupational Majors in areas geared to local and national employment needs and trends.
Financial difficulty is no reason to put off your education. Students who are unable to pay their enrollment fees may be eligible to receive an enrollment fee waiver. The Financial Aid Office will review your application for eligibility. Documentation may be required.
In addition, several kinds of financial aid are offered at Moorpark College which are funded through federal, state and local agencies as well as the college itself. You may be able to get help through grants, loans and employment assistance. Financial aid information and application forms are available at the Financial Aid Office.
MOORPARK COLLEGE SCHOOL CODE: 007115
The academic year is underway! I hope you are having a successful semester. Managing all of the things that fill a busy student's life can be challenging. My staff and I do not want financial problems to get in the way of your educational goals, so if you are having trouble finding money for your college education, please come by our office. We are here to explain the options that you may have for financing your education. We understand that your college education is one of the most important investments you will make during your lifetime.
Thanks for visiting our Financial Aid Web Page. It is our hope that the web page will provide you with lots of general information about the Moorpark College student financial aid programs, easy access to FAFSA on the Web, as well as links to student loan lenders, scholarship search databases and other financial aid related web sites. We are committed to improving our services and meeting your needs. Your suggestions are always welcome. We are here to serve you!