Financial Aid: Get Help Paying for College


Explore our many financial aid programs, including grants, work, loans, and scholarships, for full-time and part-time students. Financial aid can help you with the cost of fees, books and supplies, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.


FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and make sure Grossmont’s Federal school code is listed (001208). Application opens October 1st.


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California Promise Grant: Fee Waiver Program

The California College Promise Grant program provides three ways to help low-income students pay fees. It benefits approximately 1 million students in California. View eligibility requirements.


California Dream Act

The California Dream Act application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Application opens October 1st. (Grossmont College School Code: 001208)

If you have questions regarding the Dream Act or if you are unsure of your eligibility under AB540, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (619) 644-7142.



Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by the Grossmont College Scholarship Advisory Committee. We encourage you to apply for one of many available!



Many grants and state-funded programs are available to help students who are low-income, disadvantaged, or have special circumstances pay for school. Take a peek at all the grants available.


Work Study and Employment

The Work Study programs give students the opportunity to earn part or all of their financial need by working on campus or off campus in community service positions while they are in school.

Get details about work study and employment opportunities.


Direct Loans

You may qualify for a subsidized or unsubsidized Direct Loan even if you have applied for or have received other financial aid.

View your direct loan options.