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Financial Aid Office Los Banos Campus

Merced College Federal School Code: 001237

Welcome to Merced College Los Banos Campus Webpage.

Financial Aid Office FALL Hours (Subject to change)

 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 am to 7 pm. (until 12/16/15) Exceptions: (11/25/15)

Office Phone: 209.381.6435

Click below for a copy of the schedule.

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

2015 Personal Financial Aid Assistance (PFAA)
Building A
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday November 4 10:30 am - 12 pm A108
Tuesday November 10 10:30 am - 12 pm A108
Thursday November 12 2 pm - 4 pm A108
Wednesday November 18 10:30 am - 12 pm A108
Tuesday November 24 2 pm - 4 pm A108
Monday November 30 10:30 am - 12 pm A108

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Apply or Renew your FAFSA at:

Simple steps to transfer tax information into your FAFSA

Click Here

Financial Aid Workshop requires income verification for applicant.

Additionally, parent's annual income is required for students under the age of 24 years. Students who are under 24 years but are either married or have children do not need to provide their parent's income.

You will need records of income earned in the year prior to when you will start school. You may also need records of your parents´ income information if you are a dependent student. Click here to view Dependency Questions.

For the 2015-2016 school year you will need financial information from 2014. You will need to refer to:

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Your Social Security Number. Be sure it is correct!

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Your driver's license (if any)

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Your 2014 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned

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Your (and your spouse´s, if you are married) 2014 Federal Income Tax Return.

  • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
  • Foreign Tax Return, or
  • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau

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Your Parents´ 2014 Federal Income Tax return (if you are a dependent student)

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Your 2014 untaxed income records

  • Social Security
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Welfare
  • Veterans benefits records

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Your current bank statements

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Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records

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Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

To organize your information, print and complete a 2015-2016 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before you begin entering your information online.

Need Personal Financial Aid Assistance applying for financial aid?

The Merced College, Los Banos Campus invites you to get Personal Financial Aid Assistance (PFAA) where you will receive information on Grants, Scholarships, and the Federal Work Study program, also learn about state programs and grants like EOPS and CAL Grant. Learn about State and Federal Eligibility and speak confidentially with a Financial Aid professional and learn how to succeed at Merced College. You will also receive help completing the FAFSA on the web worksheet prior to the Financial Aid workshop. Hablamos Espaňol.

Los Banos Campus Financial Aid Staff

Financial Aid Advisor
Los Banos Campus- Part-time
Delia Regalado
(209) 826-3495 ext: 6435

Financial Aid Student Services Assistant
Los Banos Campus
Daniel Ruiz
(209) 826-3495 ext: 6435

Our office offers the following workshops for the Summer/Fall semester (2015 - 2016 Academic Year). FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) assistance is also available by contacting Financial Aid staff members, Daniel Ruiz ( or Delia Regalado (, in the Student Services Building A, or by phone at (209) 826-3495 ext. 6411

Follow-Up Services and Documentation

  • Original Social Security Card (Required)

  • Merced College Student ID Card (Required)

We process your paperwork according to the date you bring it into our office. The sooner you bring it into our office the sooner we will be able to award your financial aid grants. You can print the follow-up documents here 2015-2016 Docs

Our goal is to provide you with the necessary financial support to help you succeed in school. So don’t forget to apply today!

2015 - 2016 Schedule of Payments

You can check your status on WebAdvisor

Merced College offers a variety of Financial Aid Awards click here.

Also see the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements here.

Federal Student Aid External Links and Resources.

  Topic Resource
FAFSA Fill out the FAFSA starting January 1st
Basic FAFSA Info: what is it and how do you fill it out
Dependency status for FAFSA purposes
  How aid is calculated (including link to detailed EFC info)
Types of Aid/Getting Aid Types of financial aid
  Who can get federal student aid?
  Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)
  Finding and applying for scholarships
  Avoiding financial aid scams
College Prep College Preparation Checklist: checklists for academic and financial preparation, for elementary school through adult students
  Why go to college (education and pay/unemployment rates)
  Middle school preparation
Special Audiences Info for parents (tax benefits, support your child, college costs)
  Graduate school funding
  Financial Aid for adult students
  Aid for military families
  Going to college in another country
Social Media @FAFSA Twitter feed
  Federal Student Aid YouTube channel
  Federal Student Aid Facebook page
Cal Grant Cal Grant Log-in
CAL Dream Act California Dream Act
Check List Information needed to complete the FAFSA Document Check List