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. Here are some of the resources available on campus.

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 (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 Opportunities Programs & Services)

Support for low-income students

Food and Housing Resources

Resources for students who are homeless or struggling to buy food

Food Pantry

Food assistance for students who qualify

Guardian Scholars Program

Support for current and former foster youth

Health Services

Free and low-cost services

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 who are from outside the United States


Legal Advice for Students

Free legal advice and referrals sponsored by the DASB

Occupational Training Institute

For students who were laid off or are receiving state TANF aid


Psychological Services

Personal counseling and mental health workshops


One small fee to ride free all quarter!

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

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