​​​​​Our Services

At the heart of Ventura College's commitment to supporting students is our Basic Needs Center. We focus on helping every student with every need. By embracing a holistic approach, Ventura College sets an example for educational institutions committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment. The Basic Needs Center is a hub for resources and assistance, providing a safe and welcoming environment for students facing basic need challenges.

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The Basic Needs Center provides students with the following services:

Food Pantry
Food Support
The Basic Needs Program at Ventura College offers food assistance and pantry services to students.
Transportation Services
Transportation Support
Ventura College students ride any bus in Ventura County for free with a valid student ID or class schedule until June 2024.
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Financial Support
Ventura College provides comprehensive financial aid assistance to eligible students, ensuring accessibility to higher education.
Calfresh Application Assistance
Ventura College expands eligibility for grocery food cards to $234 a month, with increased support for students with spouses or children.
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Mental Health Support
We're here to help you with your physical and mental health concerns. If you are feeling unwell, please come see us!
Unsheltered Student Support/Housing Support
If you are a student and in need of housing or a suitable place to live, we may be able to assist you with your housing search.