Campus Assessment, Resources and Education (CARE)
The Campus Assessment, Resources and Education (CARE) Team at MiraCosta College is committed to taking a holistic approach to help students succeed while addressing any challenges they may be experiencing to meet their basic needs such as food, housing, transportation, mental health, childcare, legal aid, etc. On-campus and off-campus resources are often provided to students to help meet their short-term and long-term needs with the goal of improving the outcomes of their academic and personal success.
For assistance with basic needs issues, please reach out to the CARE Team. Contact information and hours can be found on the CARE website.
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program designed to recruit and retain students who are economically, socially and educationally disadvantaged. EOPS assists students in the development of their potential ability through academic support and financial assistance. The services of EOPS are designed to give students individualized attention and support to improve their chances for success. Print an application to the program or get more information.
For help with basic food issues, please reach out to the CARE Department's Food Pantry as they operate various free food assistance programs.
San Marcos Vet Center
The San Marcos Vet Center is a community based readjustment counseling center located in San Marcos, CA that is part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and offers free counseling services to eligible service members, veterans, and their families. The mission of the Vet Center is to provide a broad range of outreach and referral services to eligible service members, veterans, and their families in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. He provides information regarding transition counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and disability compensation.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
MiraCosta Community College provides services and programs to students who have any of the following verified disabilities:
- Mobility Impairment
- Blind or Low Vision
- Deaf / Hearing Impairment
- Learning Disability
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Developmentally Delayed Learner
- Psychological Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
Students needing assistance, even on a temporary basis, are urged to make use of Student Accessibility Services. View more information about SAS.
Textbook Loan Program
With this program, run through EOPS, students can borrow up to two textbook during a regular semester and one successfully over the summer at no charge. Students interested in borrowing books must submit an online application via SURF. To get application instructions.