Mesa Journeys




Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-388-2468
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
San Diego Mesa Instagram Page


We Are Mesa


FAST Scholars

Logo_Blue_FAST Scholars_horizontal

Donate to FAST Scholars

                                            ATTENTION TO ALL STUDENTS:
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our department will continue to serve our students remotely.  All district campuses and facilities are closed physically to the public, until further notice. For status updates, please visit the San Diego Mesa College website for information and updates at

EOPS counselors and staff are still available to serve you and will be working remotely during this time.

For assistance, our operating department phone/email hours will be
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

For questions after hours of operation, please email us at and we will respond within 1-2 business days. Please be ready with your Mesa College ID number so we can better assist you.
Phone: 619-388-2706

For more information contact: San Diego Mesa College
                                                EOPS Office, Student Services building
                                                I4-309, 7250 Mesa College Drive             
                                                San Diego, CA 92111-4998
                                                Phone: 619-388-2706, contact us

WHAT is FAST Scholars?

Fostering Academic Success and Transitions (FAST) Scholars - serves current and former foster youth with support services such as counseling, priority registration, book service, school supplies, assistance with Financial Aid and CHAFEE, and specialized workshops.

What are the fast scholars services?

  • Academic/Personal/Career Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Book Service
  • Assistance with applying to FAFSA, CHAFEE grant, and scholarships
  • Specialized workshops
  • And much more!

What are the FAST scholars requirements?

  • Be current or former foster youth.
  • Provide a verification of your dependency status (known as a Dependency Letter).
  • Must apply for financial aid and list San Diego Mesa College as your campus of record
  • Be under the age 26 at the beginning of the academic year (If age 26 at the start of the academic year or older, student is  eligible for academic services only, with the exception of resources provided from outside agencies and access to the FAST Center)

to APPLy, click on the link below

Apply to FAST Scholars

Applications will be reviewed starting on June 22nd. Check your mySDCCD portal 3-4 weeks after you enroll for your Fall 2020 classes. To find out your Fall 2020 registration date, check your mySDCCD portal. Registration for Fall 2020 begins on June 22nd.

For more information contact: Blanca “Melissa” Zavala at or contact EOPS at 619-388-2706