Resources for Students
At De Anza, you will find people who want to help you succeed, and programs designed for that purpose. Below are some of the resources available for students.
Be sure to check the individual program websites for their current contact information, or visit our How to Reach Services webpage.
Help With Basic NeedsAre you struggling to secure the daily essentials of food, housing or transportation? You're not alone. There are resources and referrals available for De Anza students.
Click on a link for contact information, office hours and details about the services available at these offices.
- Admissions and Records
- Assessment Center (Placement)
- Cashier's Office
- Financial Aid
These pages will tell you about some of the academic support you'll find at De Anza.
- Academics Overview
- Career Training
- Counseling and Advising
- English Performance Success (EPS)
- Honors Program
- Learning Communities – take classes with students who share your background or interests
- Math Performance Success (MPS)
- Online Education
- Outreach Office
- Student Success and Retention Services
- Transfer Center
- Tutoring (Student Success Center)
- Villages – find a community that shares your interest, based on groupings of related majors, with relevant resources and activities
These programs offer additional assistance, depending on your circumstances.
Adapted Physical Education
Physical fitness for students with disabilities
Assistance for students who are also parents with limited incomes
Help in choosing a major or career path
Available on campus through the Child Development and Education Department
College Life Office
Clubs and organizations; student government (DASB); ID and transit cards; social events.
Cross Cultural Partners
Pairing students who are English learners with fluent English speakers
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Interpreting and captioning for students with hearing disabilities
Disability Support Services
Accommodations and assistance
EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services)
Support for low-income students
Food assistance for students who qualify
Support for current and former foster youth
Free and low-cost services for students, in person or online
HEFAS (Higher Education for AB 540 Students)
Peer support and resources for undocumented students
Resources for students who are homeless or struggling to afford housing
International Student Programs
For students from overseas who are attending on F-1 visas
Legal Advice for Students
Free legal advice and referrals sponsored by the DASB
Mental Health and Wellness Center
Individual counseling, mental health workshops and support groups
Occupational Training Institute
For students who were laid off or are receiving state TANF aid
Resources for students across the gender and sexuality spectrum
Support for students who were previously incarcerated or other involvement with the justice system
One small fee to ride free all quarter!
Student Complaints or Concerns
Request assistance, report worrisome behavior, file a grievance or complaint
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Code of conduct, grievance procedures, policies on discrimination and harassment
Textbooks: Free and Low-Cost Options
Learn how to stretch your book dollars!
Help with sexual or gender-based harassment, abuse or discrimination
VTA SmartPass: One small fee to ride free all quarter!
Support and help with military benefits