Basic Needs

Marauder Basic Needs

Mission Statement

The Basic Needs Committee’s mission is to help Antelope Valley College students access on-campus and community resources to maximize student success in achieving educational goals. The committee strives to connect students with resources available, both on-campus and in the community that will address students’ basic needs so they can remain focused on education. The committee actively builds linkages and collaboration with partner agencies in the community that can help students meet their basic needs. Lastly, the committee seeks to promote awareness of resources to all students, faculty and staff.

To contact us please email

Apply here:

Spring 2023 Basic Needs Application - Closed 

Our team is no longer accepting applications for the Spring 23 semester. We encourage you to apply for Summer and Fall using the applications links below. We look forward to supporting your academic journey.  

Summer 2023 Basic Needs Application

Fall 2023 Basic Needs Application

Applications will be evaluated after the start of the Summer and Fall semesters. Feel free to use these links to submit in advance. 

If you are getting an error message with the form your device (computer/phone) is remembering a non-AVC email address. Logout of that google account and using your AVC email you will be able to complete the form. 

The Basic Needs Application is where you apply for the following resources/programs:

  • Food

    • Hearts & Hands Pantry (Day Bags/Weekly Groceries)

    • Marauder Market

  • Housing

    • AVC referrals to housing programs

  • Transportation

    • Campus Connect Bus Pass (AVTA/Kern)

    • Gas Cards

  • Mental Health

  • Family Resource Center

    • AVC students who have dependent children in their care can received items such as: Diapers, Wipes, Clothing, Baby Food, Shampoo/Soap, Toys, Books, etc. 

    • AVC Child Development Center

  • Physical Health (Vouchers)

    • Vision (Eye exam and lenses/frames if prescribed by Wallis Family Eyecare)

    • Dental (x-rays, oral exam, and dental cleaning with Valley Wide Dental)

    • In-person Medical (Summit Urgent Care)

  • Hygiene

    • Campus Showers

  • Clothing and Laundry

    • Laundry Card

  • Technology

    • WiFi Hotspot Loan

    • Computer Loan


Additional AVC Resources

Books HELP





Emergency Grant (ASO - up to $500)


Financial Aid

First and Second Year Experience

Job Placement

Learning Center


Student Equity



Community Resources


Housing Resources

Family Resources

Financial Resources 

Tax Filing Guide for College Students

Tax Day

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General Resources

Crisis Text Line

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Last updated: April 25, 2023