Merced College Programs & Community Resources

 College & Community Resources


The College & Community Resources document provides students with information for on and off-campus basic needs services and resources.  The listed resources include housing, food, health & wellness and other resources for students. 

 College & Community Resources



The Merced College CalWORKs program serves students and their families by providing educational and career opportunities, combined with an array of high-quality support services that enable students to complete their education goals, find meaningful employment, and a successfully transition into the workforce. Through collaboration and advocacy with our college and community partners, we prepare a segment of California's workforce by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of  CalWORKs students through the attainment of a higher education.

 Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

 The Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) offers educational support services for students with a variety of disabilities, including those students with physical, psychological, communicative and learning disabilities. Support services and accommodations include, but are not limited to, priority registration, scheduling assistance, academic and vocational counseling, interpreters, test-taking accommodations, assistive technology and e-text, Kurzeil, or PDF.

 Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

 The primary goal of Merced College EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic and support counseling, financial aid and other support services.


Foster Youth

 NextUp, also known as CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support), provides community college students like you with resources that make a difference. The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing.

Contact EOPS for more information at (209) 384-6093.



(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)

Gay Central Valley-Exists to contribute to and enrich the cultural life and expression of lesbian, gay,  bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, their families, friends and supporters through awareness and education of the diversity and history of the LGBT community in California's Central

 The Merced LGBT Community Center-dedicated to fostering the healthy, successful lives of the LGBTQ and Ally community

The Place - The PLACE is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-20, based in Modesto, CA. Parent support groups also available.


 Veterans Resource Center

 Merced College welcomes military veterans and dependents wishing to further their education and encourages them to seek assistance through the Merced College Veterans Resource Center located in the Student Union Building.  Staff are available to provide the paperwork and information necessary to establish eligibility.  Veterans and dependents are also supplied with information about other campus resources and local agencies services.  Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all new and returning veterans and dependents to contact them directly or (888) 442-4551 for questions about their benefits and payments.

Free Immigration Legal Services

The UFW Foundation and Merced College have partnered to bring free immigration legal services directly to you. Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice accredited representatives are available to provide free, culturally-competent, and reliable expertise to the campus community.