Financial Aid

Contact Information


Oceanside Campus
Building 3000
Parking Lot 3C
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San Elijo Campus
Administration Building
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P 760.795.6711
P 888.201.8480 x6711
F 760.795.6712

Mailing Address

MiraCosta College (Oceanside Campus)
Financial Aid, MS#3A
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Office Hours


Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Oceanside Campus)

Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (San Elijo Campus, Fall 2014 Semester)

Please send email if unable to contact us during office hours.

MiraCosta College Title IV School Code  001239

Mission Statement

To support access to education by providing needed assistance to economically challenged students.

Goal Statement

Provide timely, efficient customer oriented services in a nurturing environment while supporting the diversity, student success, and retention goals of the college and meeting the fiduciary responsibility to federal, state, and institutional stakeholders.

Important Dates, Deadlines & Disbursements

Summer 2014 Pell Grant Information

Direct Subsidized Loan Limit 

Beginning July 1, 2013 a new time limit on borrowing Direct Subsidized loans for NEW borrowers went into effect. If you have NEVER borrowed a Direct Subsidized loan and you borrowed for the first time during the 2013-14 school year, please click on the link below for IMPORTANT information regarding your new loan(s):

Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013

How to Check the Status of Your Financial Aid File

Log onto SURF, go to Self Service, Student Center, and click on your TO DO list. To print the forms listed on your TO DO list, go to our website at: and click on Financial Aid Forms. Forms listed on your TO DO list that are not available at our website can be mailed to you. Contact the financial aid office.

To view your Awards, Cost of Attendance, Expected Family Contribution, Financial Aid Need, and to view and print your Award Notification Letter, log onto SURF, go to Self Service, Student Center, and click on View Financial Aid. Scroll to the last page for disbursement dates, located under Messages. If you are unable to access this page and receive an error message, please clear your browser cache. For instructions on how to properly clear your browser cache, click here.

Important Note Regarding Copies: If the financial aid office is requesting copies of your documentation, please be sure to have them available prior to checking in at the front counter. The financial aid office will not be able to provide copies for you. Copy machines for student use are available in the lobby of the 3000 building for 10 cents per page ( cash only), the Library for 10 cents per page (copy card or cash) and in the Bookstore for 10 cents per page (cash only), when the Library is closed.