The 2019-20 FAFSA & CA Dream Act Application is now available!
Don't wait! Apply Early!
FAFSA/CADAA & FREE Tax Filing Workshops are coming!
Join us for a workshop and get hands-on assistance completing your financial aid application AND filing your 2018 taxes!.
- Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10am-2pm, OC4800
- Saturday March 2, 2019, 10am-2pm, OC4800
- Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10am-2pm, OC4800
Workshop Flyer & Checklist
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Important information regarding government shutdown and financial aid.
MiraCosta College School Code: 001239
File or update your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at
Create Your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/.
Undocumented students can apply for state financial aid by completing the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/.
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
Parking Lot 3C
San Elijo Campus (Wednesdays only from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
P 888.201.8480 x6711
MiraCosta College (Oceanside Campus)
Financial Aid, MS#3A
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
- Oceanside Campus
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- San Elijo Campus
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MiraCosta College will be closed on the following days: January 1 & 21; February 15 & 18; March 22; May 27; July 4; September 2; November 11, 28-29; December 24-31.
To support access to education by providing needed assistance to economically challenged students.
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.