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■ Highlights the heritage of different cultures
■ Enhances understanding of art fundamentals, art history and esthetics
■ Augments college instruction in multiple disciplines
The Euphrat hosts an annual De Anza Student Art Show. Students participate in all aspects of museum operations, including the Euphrat's Arts and Schools Program that provides art classes to elementary and middle-school students in the community.
Receptions for the artists are free and open to the public. Call the Euphrat to schedule a group tour.
The Euphrat is a part of De Anza's Community Education Division (see page 9). Location: Euphrat Museum of Art,
VPAC Telephone: 408.864.5464
Financial aid is available through the college for students who need financial support to pursue their education. The college provides assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and part-time jobs, as well as the De Anza College Promise program. Except for scholarships and the De Anza College Promise, all programs require that a student show financial need in order to qualify.
Most students should use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at Carefully follow the directions provided. Undocumented students should use the California Dream Act application available at, instead of the FAFSA. Applications for each new academic year are available on Oct. 1. Deadlines for the various programs vary considerably. Generally, financial assistance is provided as long as funds are available. Students are encouraged to call or visit the Financial Aid office for more information and to check the website frequently for updates.
Ability-to-benefit options for establishing general student eligibility for federal student aid have been eliminated for students who
first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012. All students seeking federal financial aid will need to have a high school diploma or GED, or have been home- schooled in order to meet the academic qualifications for general eligibility.
The following programs are offered:
De Anza College Promise
Get your degree – or transfer – free! The De Anza College Promise provides free tuition and fees for two years, plus $1,000 toward books and materials, for first-time college students who are planning to attend full time. Students can apply by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act Application and listing De Anza College on the application. Students must be California residents (or eligible for nonresident tuition exemption) and maintain full-time status to remain eligible for this program. Learn more at
■ Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
■ Pell Grants
■ Extended Opportunity Program
Grant (EOPG)
■ Cal Grants B and C
■ Student Success Completion Grant
Loans■ Federal Direct Loan
■ Direct Plus Parent Loans
Part-Time Jobs
■ Federal Work Study Program Waivers
■ California College Promise (formerly the Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver)
Students may apply to a variety of scholarships using the AcademicWorks program in MyPortal. AcademicWorks provides personalized scholarship recommendations. Amounts and qualifications vary with each scholarship. Scholarships are offered through the college, district and outside organizations.
AB 540 Students
Students admitted under AB 540 are eligible to apply for the California College Promise, De Anza College Promise, Cal Grants and many private scholarships. Most AB 540 students should use the California Dream Act Application instead of the FAFSA. Location: Baldwin Winery Building Voicemail: 408.864.8718
Email: Website:
Students experiencing food insecurity can get free food from the Food Pantry program operated by the Office of Outreach in RSS 127 and satellite locations around campus. The Outreach office also helps students apply for CalFresh benefits and coordinates emergency food vouchers, a mobile food pantry and a mobile farmer’s market. Location: RSS 127
Telephone: 408.864.8327 Website:
The Guided Pathways initiative helps provide students with clear paths to achieve their academic goals. Students can explore areas of academic interest through meta- majors, which are clusters of related subjects. This creates opportunities for students to discover their future majors and careers while still achieving their goals in a timely manner. The initiative provides students with a suggested plan to advance through their required courses, quarter by quarter, while also directing them to support services that will assist them in maintaining progress toward their goals.
Student Health Services provides a variety of confidential, free and low-cost services. Free services include first aid, blood pressure checks, TB testing, flu shots, over-the-counter medicines, smoking cessation, pregnancy tests, condoms and health education information. Short-term psychological and personal counseling services are also provided free of charge. Services at reduced cost include well- woman exams, physical exams, birth control, emergency contraception and immunizations.
Location: Campus Center, Lower Level Telephone: 408.864.8732

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