Merced County Office of Education

Financial Aid

​Financial Aid & Scholarships

One of the most important questions when considering higher education is "How can I pay for college?" Follow these links to learn more about financial aid, aka FREE MONEY*!

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    "Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams."
  • FastWeb Scholarship Search is a great site to begin looking for scholarships to help fund your education. Requirements and qualifications vary, so search now to see which scholarships are available for you!