Based on the information you and your family provided on the FAFSA, a financial aid advisor will be able to calculate your financial aid.  You don't need to be low income to qualify, but you do have to demonstrate a need according to the Federal Formula.

Need is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and your expected family contribution (EFC). 

 COA - EFC = Need

Budget

In order to treat students in like situations equally, standardized budgets are established each year and are applied to applicants in similar situations.  Students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowances for tuition & fees, room & board, books & supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.  Budgets are established by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Additional adjustments may be made to the budget for items such as child care, disability related expenses (which are not paid by an outside funding agency), or uninsured medical or dental expenses paid.  Please use a Professional Judgment Form to apply for all budget adjustments. 

For a more accurate estimate on the cost of attendance and the amount of grants and scholarships you may be eligible for at MPC use our NET PRICE CALCULATOR.

California Resident

Budget Expenses Living with Parents Away from Home
Tuition & Fees $1,406.00 $1,406.00
Room & Board $6,638.00 $17,298.00
Books & Supplies $1,856.00 $1,856.00
Transportation $1,260.00 $1,260.00
Personal Expenses $3,286.00 $3,016.00
Total $14,446.00 $24,836.00

Out of State Students

Budget Expenses       Living with Parents Away from Home
Tuition & Fees      $8,192.00 $8,192.00
Room & Board      $6,638.00 $17,298.00
Books & Supplies      $1,856.00 $1,856.00
Transportation      $1,260.00 $1,260.00
Personal Expenses      $3,286.00 $3,016.00
Total      $21,232.00 $31,622.00

Expected Family Contribution

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC—located on the upper right hand corner of your FAFSA) is the amount of money you and your family are expected to contribute toward your education for a nine month period as determined by the Department of Education.  Your EFC is calculated based on the information you provided on your FAFSA.  

Note: Any outside funding that a student receives must be reported to Student Financial Services. This includes scholarships, child care, book vouchers, grants, food credit, and MPC Departmental funding.