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Mt. SAC Aid Programs

In addition to state and federal programs, Mt. SAC administers the following aid programs for Mt. SAC students:

Associated Students Book Scholarship

Funded by the Mt. SAC Associated Students, the AS Book Scholarship offers up to $250 for assistance with books.  Applications are available each fall and spring semester. 

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units
  • Have no more than 60 units completed
  • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or be a first time college student
  • Be clear of all financial obligations to Mt. SAC
  • Have a FAFSA/Dream Act application on file at Mt. SAC and be determined to have unmet need
  • Have paid the Student Activities Fee for the current semester

To apply or learn more, visit the Mt. SAC Scholarship website.  

Emergency Book Loans

Mt. SAC offers short term loans at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters to aid in the purchase of books. These loans are designed for students who have not yet received their financial aid, and need help purchasing their textbooks. These loans are based on unit-load and range from $100-$200 loans and are interest-free if repaid within the approved time period (usually due within 30-60 days).  Loans are given in the form of a voucher to the campus bookstore.

Mt. SAC has a limited amount of funding for these loans, so it is recommended that you visit the Financial Aid Office within the first two days of each semester if you are interested in receiving one of these loans. The Financial Aid Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Service Building (9B).

To be considered for an Emergency Book Loan, a student must meet the following minimum  requirements:

  • Have a 2.0 GPA or be a first time student
  • Be enrolled in 6 units or more
  • Have no more than 80 units completed
  • Have not been disbursed financial aid (BOG Waiver ok)
  • Have no "HOLDS" on Mt. SAC student record
  • Have all fees paid at the time of application
  • Have no other short term loans outstanding 

Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program that provides educational and financial support to students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. EOPS offers planning, peer advising, counseling, tutoring, financial aid, and more to eligible students who meet certain requirements.

To apply or learn more, visit the EOPS website.

Mt. SAC Scholarship Program

The Mt. SAC Scholarship Program offers over $200,000 in scholarships to Mt. SAC students each academic year. Students apply for the Mt. SAC Scholarship Program in the spring of each year and funds are available for use during the following academic year.  Hundreds of scholarships opportunities are available and students can apply using one on-line application.

To apply or learn more, visit the Mt. SAC Scholarship website.