Financial Aid

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.

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid is a multi-step process that can be confusing. A missed step can lead to frustration and stress.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) is just the first step.  Please follow these additional steps to ensure the timely processing of your financial aid:  Financial Aid Additional Steps

MiraCosta's Financial Aid Guide 2013-14 contains information that will assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have.

Important Dates & Deadlines

New 2013-14 Direct Loan Borowers

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

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: www.miracosta.edu/financialaid 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 brower 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.

Contact Information

MCCFinAid@miracosta.edu
P 760.795.6711
P 888.201.8480 x6711
F 760.795.6712

Location

Oceanside Campus
Building 3000
Parking Lot 3C
Campus Map

Mailing Address

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

Office Hours