Students at the MLC

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 Needs

Are you struggling to secure the daily essentials of food, housing or mental health? You're not alone. There are resources and referrals available for De Anza students.

Getting Started

Click on a link for contact information, office hours and details about the services available at these offices. 


These pages will tell you about some of the academic support you'll find at De Anza.

Additional Support

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

Career Services

Help in choosing a major or career path

Child Care

Available on campus through the Child Development and Education Department

College Life Office

Clubs and organizations; student government (DASG); student 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 Pantry

Food assistance for students who qualify

Guardian Scholars/NextUP

Support for current and former foster youth

Health Services

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

Housing Resources

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 DASG

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


Pride Center

Resources for students across the gender and sexuality spectrum

Rising Scholars

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!

Title IX

Help with sexual or gender-based harassment, abuse or discrimination



VTA SmartPass: One small fee to ride free all quarter!

Veteran Services

Support and help with military benefits

Class Schedule

Student Stories

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Sherry Hoang

Environmental Studies major Sherry Hoang says the De Anza Food Pantry has made a big difference in her life. She's among hundreds of students who have visited the Food Pantry for assistance with food and other essential items. 

Airan Sanchez

Airan Sanchez

What are your favorite spots on campus? Biology major Airan Sanchez enjoys visiting the Campus Center. He shared his story in a Student Spotlight video that is part of De Anza's campus video tour.

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