Financial Assistance

Our programs are not-for-credit certificate programs. This means that the FASFA, Pell Grant, and other for-credit funding options are not available to our students. Here is what is available for many of our programs (please be aware that you need to contact and apply through each organization directly):

G.I. Bill Funding

Interested in CAPS, Coporate & Celebrity Protection, High Threat Protection, and/or High Risk Medic course?

Submit all of the documents to If you would like to talk with someone about your benefits, application, or programs, please feel free to come to MiraCosta College Community Services in person (Administration Building, #1000), by email (, or by phone (760.795.6822). Once we receive all of the above documentation, we will review your file and let you know whether you've been accepted into the program. If you are waiting for your letter of eligibility, please submit all other documents so we can start your student file.

Housing: If you are not active duty, you should be eligible for a housing allowance. The amount will be determined by our school zip code: 92056. Please be aware that your housing allowance is prorated for the time between the start and end date of the course. The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay the money directly to you (monthly, after the start of the program). If you are not local to the area, you will receive hotel information once you have been accepted into the program (please note on the travel form whether you would like to room with another student).

Transportation: Due to the hours of this course, students are expected to stay in the area. We have made arrangements at a local hotel for students. Transportation to and from the hotel to the course location will be provided. For students who are flying in, please feel free to contact Christine at 760.795.6822 to discuss pick up and drop off arrangements to/from the San Diego Airport (SAN).

Food and all other transportation (flights/transportation to San Diego) costs are not included. Students will need to pay out of pocket for these expenses.

Interfaith Community Services

Payment Plans

MyCAA Funding

Tuition Assistance (TA for active duty)

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Veterans Village of San Diego

Vocational Rehabilitation Funding

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funding

Education Credits

For those of you who are trying to figure out if past courses you've taken carry college credit, we recommend that you visit the following website:

If you are a Veteran interested in taking credit classes at MiraCosta, visit our Veteran website.