Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid earlier than ever before!

Students can file the 2017-18 FAFSA and CA Dream Act Applications
beginning October 1, 2016.

*NEW for 2017-18 file your application using your 2015 income tax information. *
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your 2015 income tax information directly and securely to the FAFSA!

Need help completing your FAFSA or Dream Act Application? Click here for the workshop information.

Please use the links below to apply for financial aid. You can also view this list of FAQs for more information.

Apply for Financial Aid

MiraCosta College 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 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, and view your To-Do List on the right hand side of the page for document requests. To print the forms listed on your To-Do List click on the "more" button and you will be directed to a new page, which will include the forms link. You may also access the forms from our website at 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 To-Do List 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 in 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.

Award Notification And Disbursement Information

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

Important Dates, Deadlines & Disbursements

Contact Information


Oceanside Campus
Building 3000
Parking Lot 3C
Campus Map

San Elijo Campus (Wednesdays only from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Administration Building
Campus Map
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

Oceanside Campus:

Walk-in hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Other ways to contact us - email: or fax: 760-795-6712.

**Early Closure Notice: The Financial Aid Office will close at 3 p.m. every Friday for professional development (beginning September 16, 2016.)**

San Elijo Campus:

Walk-in hours: Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


MiraCosta College will be closed on the following days: 1/16, 2/17, 2/20, 3/24, 5/29, 7/4, 9/4, 11/10, 11/23-24, 12/25-1/1/18.

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.