Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students and their families in funding educational costs at the College of Marin. We are committed to removing financial barriers that would otherwise prevent students from achieving their educational goals. In addition, we strive to deliver high-quality services with professional competency and concern. Respect for students' dignity and the privacy of confidential information is central to our mission and we are dedicated to the equitable treatment of all applicants.

Applying for Financial Aid

To be considered for Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grants, Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study) students will first need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA.

File your FAFSA here. Filing your FAFSA online is highly encouraged and is the fastest and easiest way to apply for financial aid. The application is available in English and Spanish and is available 24/7. For California residents who are not eligible to file a FAFSA, you may apply for the California Dream Application

  • College of Marin’s OPE School ID # is 001178

  • Enter your legal name as it appears on your Social Security Card.

  • Register for an FSA ID at so that you can sign your FAFSA electronically. Dependent students should also have their parents register for an FSA ID.

FAFSA's are typically received within 1-2 weeks and notifications are sent to the student's email address. Students may also view the status of their FAFSA on the MyCOM Student Portal in the Financial Aid Dashboard under the Students tab. In some instances, additional documentation will be required. 

Additional documentation may include, but not be limited to: federal income tax transcripts, proof of citizenship, Social Security card, proof of registration for Selective Service, a current education plan, and academic transcripts

Once the Enrollment Services Office has received any additional documentation, it can take 1-2 business weeks for review and processing. After review and processing, if a student is awarded, they will be notified via their email and MyCOM portal. 

If you have any questions email Financial Aid at College of Marin or reach out directly to your assigned Enrollment Services Associate (ESA) located on the Enrollment Services Contact & Support Chart.

To begin filling out your FAFSA® application or to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding FAFSA® please visit:

The Federal Student Aid Information Center can also answer your questions regarding the FAFSA application. For a list of types of inquiries and modes of contact, please click FAFSA CONTACT.

9 month estimated cost of attendance (COA) as a full-time student attending both Fall and Spring
  Off-Campus          Home Off-Campus Non resident Home- Non resident 
Books, supplies, & materials $2,169.00 $2,169.00 $2,169.00 $2,169.00
Fees (Enrollment/Health/Student fees) $1,692.00 $1,692.00 $1,692.00 $1,692.00
Food $6,407.00 $7,804.00 $6,407.00 $4,668.00
Personal- Miscellaneous $4,396.00 $3,920.00 $4,396.00 $3,604.00
Housing $18,238.00 $9,658.00 $18,238.00 $14,622.00
Transportation $1,470.00 $1,304.00 $1,470.00 $1,439.00
Non-resident fees - - $7,396.00 $7,396.00
Total $34,372.00 $26,547.00 $41,768.00 $35,590.00


Financial Aid Workshop!

The Enrollment Services Department in partnership with 10,000 Degrees and EOPS are offering financial aid one-on-one meetings during our workshops. 


June 17, 2024

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Kentfield, PV 8

June 26, 2024

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kentfield, PV 8

July 11, 2024

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Remote- Zoom Registration

July 17, 2024

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kentfield, AC 114

July 22, 2024

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Remote- Zoom Registration

Financial Aid Refund Schedule

Fall 2024- Summer 2025 Disbursement Schedule

Financial Aid Disbursements will continue as scheduled. Disbursements are bi-weekly with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. To set up your BankMobile Disbursements profile, please contact FAFSAs must be received and completed by June 30, 2025, to be eligible for disbursement. 

Disbursement vs. Refund

  • Disbursement is when financial aid funds are first applied to the student's college account to pay for any allowable charges the student owes to the college. 

  • A Refund is any remaining funds that are due to the student after the disbursement. These are processed with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.

  • Students should allow 3-5 working days after disbursement for refunds to appear in Bank Accounts.

Stale or returned financial aid checks to COM will be reissued onceA second stale or returned check will be returned to the Department of Education. It is the student's responsibility to cash refunds in a timely manner and/or update addresses in their MyCOM portal. 

Pell Grant & Federal SEOG

Fall 2024

1st 50% Disbursement-week of 8/12/2024

2nd 50% Disbursement-week of 10/28/2024

Spring 2025

1st 50% Disbursement-week of 1/13/2025

2nd 50% Disbursement- week of 3/31/2025

Summer 2025 *If enrolled*

Pell 100% remaining eligibility- 6/17/2025

Weekly disbursement first 4 weeks and then bi-weekly until the end of the semester.

 State CAL B&C, State SSCG

Fall 2024

1st Disbursement- week of 9/16/2024

Spring 2025

1st Disbursement-week of 2/18/2025

Summer 2024 *If enrolled* No Summer Payments
Disbursements are bi-weekly until the end of the semester

Direct Loans 

Fall 2024

1st Disbursement- week of 8/14/2024

Spring 2025

1st Disbursement- week of 1/15/2025

Summer 2025 No Summer Payments
First Time Loan borrowers must wait 30 days from the posted disbursement date
Disbursements are bi-weekly until the end of the semester

Scholarships & EOPS

Fall 2024 1st Scholarship Disbursement-week of  9/9/2024
Spring 2025 1st Scholarship Disbursement- week of 2/10/2025