At MiraCosta College, your success is our priority. Looking for extra financial support? You can fill out a FAFSA or CADAA application for potential grants and loans or applying for scholarships to help ease the financial burden of your education. For additional support, please also complete our CARE referral form or contact 2-1-1 San Diego.
Resources and Referrals
We encourage students to reach out for support in navigating the many resources that are available on campus, remotely, and in our community. If students cannot find the information to resources that they need on our website, the best way to get connected to receive individualized campus and/or community referrals based on your current circumstances and needs is by submitting a CARE Referral Form.
The CARE Resource Guide for Basic Needs is also available to locate community resources that will support with various basic needs such as housing, food, transportation, childcare, and financial insecurity.
When the CARE Program or it’s team members are unavailable, students may dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained live operator to review San Diego County resources or by visiting 2-1-1 San Diego to search for available resources.
Mental Health & Physical Health
With so many variables and demands in college, it’s common for students to feel anxiety, depression, or even suicidal thoughts when you're unsure of how to handle a situation. Additionally, strained physical health may hinder ones ability to focus on school. Seek support by using the following services on campus:
Mental Health Counseling & Medical Appointments
Health Services offers free and confidential counseling at the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses in addition to medical appointments with registered nurses and our campus nurse practitioner. Please visit the Health Services website for more information on availability for scheduling appointments.
- Oceanside Campus, Health Services, Building 3300, Room 3326. For more information: 760.795.6675
- San Elijo Campus, Health Services, Building 900, Room 917. For more information: 760.208.1784 x7747
- Community Learning Center: Please call Health Services at 760.795.6675 to schedule an appointment. Some appointments are available remotely.
Homelessness & Housing Insecurity
Did you know a recent study by THE HOPE CENTER (2021) showed that 48% face issues with housing insecurity, and 14% are affected by homelessness? MiraCosta College can support you locate shelters and other transitional housing resources to address homelessness and housing insecurity.
Showers and Hygiene Kits: Students have access to available toiletries (gender neutral and specific) in the campus food pantries (see locations/hours on our three campuses). Showers are available on the Oceanside Main Campus (1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA, 92056). View the details.
If you have transportation concerns, please complete a Transportation Assistance Request to connect with someone from our team. View the above flyer for more information about transportation support resources.
Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Title IX & Discrimination
If you feel that you've been subjected to sexual harassment, misconduct, or discrimination, MiraCosta has crisis resources available that can help you. Contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint, learn more about the support services MiraCosta has to offer, or get connected to community resources.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits gender discrimination on college campuses.
Title IX Coordinator
- The UPRISE (Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity and Empowerment) program offers free immigration legal consultations for undocumented and mixed-status students through Jewish Family Services Higher Education Legal Services. Schedule an appointment now.
You can also find low-cost legal and immigration services in North County San Diego:
- Readynowsandiego.org - 619.363.3423 - a project of Alliance San Diego that focuses on advocacy, education, and services supporting immigrant families
- Uurise.org - 760.477.7537 - is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that empowers immigrants and refugees in the U.S. by offering direct legal services, particularly to those who have few resources to obtain legal assistance
- For more complete information on AB 540 please click here & for DACA please click here.
The Financial Aid Office offers a variety of FREE workshops, scholarship opportunities and events designed to give you tools to manage your finances. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information or call 760.795.6711.
CalFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provides monthly food benefits to income-qualifying families and students. Eligible individuals receive free money for food. Students who are interested in finding out more information about this resource can contact the CARE Program. The CARE Team will identify a designated staff to assist students with application intake or a referral to a community provider who can provide application assistance. Students can also apply directly at www.getcalfresh.org.
In order to receive CalFresh application assistance from the CARE Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.