Financial Aid

The 2020-21 FAFSA & Dream Act Applications are now available!

How to Apply for Financial Aid

MiraCosta College Federal School Code: 001239

File or update your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at
Create Your FSA ID at

Undocumented students can apply for state financial aid by completing the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at

How To Check The Status Of Your Financial Aid File

To check the status of your financial aid application, log onto your SURF account, click on Tasks and view your To-Do List for document requests. Click on each item to view Task Details and access the link to the forms. You may also access the forms from our website. Please return the completed forms to the Financial Aid Office in Building 3000 for processing.

To-Do List items are required documents! Determination of Financial Aid eligibility and Financial Aid disbursements can only be completed after all requested forms have been submitted. After submitting the forms, please check your SURF Tasks often. Information you provide initially may lead to additional required documents.

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 the Library for 10 cents per page (copy card or cash).

Award Notification And Disbursement Information

Log onto SURF, click on Financial Aid and select the aid year to review your award summary and financial aid cost of attendance. MiraCosta College disburses financial aid funds approximately every two weeks throughout the semester. Please refer to the Disbursement information section below for additional information regarding disbursement dates.

Important Dates, Deadlines & Disbursements

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
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Office Hours

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.