Our support programs and services are designed to fit your needs. We provide basic care, child care, food, housing, and medical resources, as well as equal opportunity and access for underrepresented student groups.

Basic Needs & Family Care

Our services include childcare, support for parents, and basic needs services.

  • Basic Needs

    Basic needs services are completely free of charge. These include our food pantry, CalFresh, help with on- and off-campus housing, health and wellness resources, financial services, and more.

  • Childcare

    The Child Development Center provides free educational programs and care to the dependents of current Merced College students, from the ages of 3 months to 5 years old.

  • CARE Program

    The CARE program offers grants, orientation and workshops, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits and bus passess to eligible students who are single parents.

Equal Opportunity & Access

Our support programs create opportunities for educational fulfillment for underrepresented and low-income students.

  • College Career Access Pathways

    Earn college credits while still in high school to get a jump start on your college education.

  • NextUp (Current/Former Foster Youth)

    NextUp encourages enrollment, retention, and transfers for current and former foster youth.

  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CALWorks)

    We partner with California state to provide students and their families with education and career opportunities, as well as high-quality support services.

  • Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)

    Our mission is to facilitate very low-income and historically underrepresented students’ academic and career goals.

  • Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

    We provide equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities.

  • Veterans Resource Center

    We welcome military, veterans, and family members to seek assistance through our resource center.

Equity Hub

Located in the Student Union, the Equity Hub is a collaborative and all-inclusive space on campus. Come enjoy our lounge area, participate in recreational activities, attend workshops, celebrate monthly historical events, and obtain academic counseling services.