MiraCosta College News Central

Learn about available financial aid opportunities

02/3/2020
To kick off Financial Aid Awareness Month, MiraCosta College is excited to roll out communications to ensure current and future students are aware of financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to them.
 
February is the perfect time to:
 
 
College affordability continues to be an urgent concern.
 
Nationally, student loan debt has reached a record high of over $1.3 trillion; exceeding credit card and personal loan debt combined. Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) of college graduates had student loans. Their average debt was about $30,000, a 2 percent increase from the prior year. Furthermore, student loan debt is not borne evenly across all university graduates. Those with the highest debt tend to come from low-income communities.
 
MiraCosta College is dedicated to eliminating barriers and increasing access to all of our students.

In 2019, MiraCosta College expanded the MiraCosta Promise Program to ALL first time, full-time students (regardless of income, residency, and age) to TWO years FREE COLLEGE. The District continues to raise private dollars to help students with emergency grants, living costs, and unexpected situations that could derail their educational goals. 
 
For more information, visit: miracosta.edu/Promise.
 
Now is the perfect time to obtain a degree or certificate to transfer to a four-year university or build the skills to advance your career.