Resources for Students

Culture of Care

Getting Students Connected to Support

At MCC, we want to support our students who may be experiencing personal and academic challenges that hinder their educational goals.  Please refer students, at the earliest point possible, by submitting a CARE Referral Form so we can connect them to on and off campus resources. 

Emotional & Mental Health

With so many variables and demands in college, it’s common for students to feel anxiety, depression, or even suicidal thoughts when you're unsure of how to handle a situation. Don’t wait to be overwhelmed, see the following services on campus:

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling is an important tool for navigating feeling blue, confused, or directly addressing circumstances or incidents in life. Health Services offers free and confidential counseling at the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses. Sessions are 50 minutes, one time per week for six weeks. Walk-in crisis sessions are also available.

Mental Health Services After Hours

For Life Threatening Emergencies, Call 911

Call 911 if you or someone around you is having a life-threatening mental health crisis.

Medical Services are Free to Students

Homelessness & Food Insecurity

Did you know a recent study by THE hope CENTER (2019) showed that 50% of community college student's don't have consistent access to adequate food and 60% face issues with unstable housing situations, and 19% are homeless? MiraCosta College can support you on-campus.

Local Food Distributions: great community resources for free, nutritious, fresh, and non-perishable type foods.

Food Pantry: Free snacks, sack lunches, and community food resources are available for students enrolled at MiraCosta College.

Food Pantry, Oceanside Campus

Food Pantry, San Elijo Campus

Food Pantry, Community Learning Center (CLC)

Farmers Market & NEW Mobile Food Pantry: Select fresh produce & dry goods available for FREE for all MiraCosta students.

“Free money for Food” CalFresh Enrollment Opportunities on Campus: Get individualized help with enrolling in CalFresh benefits by trained MCC staff members.

Snack & Fruit Bowls: Snacks are free to students in need of nutritious options on the go on the Oceanside campus!

Showers & Hygiene Kits

HIV Testing

Off Campus Support

Food & Housing Resource Guide

Wallet-card resource guides are available for students to learn about how to utilize on and off campus resources to aid with housing, food, and displacement concerns:

Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Title IX & Discrimination

If you feel that you've been subjected to sexual harassment, misconduct, or discrimination, MiraCosta has crisis resources available that can help you. Contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint or find out what services MiraCosta has to offer.

What is Title IX?

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal educational assistance....”





You can also find low-cost legal and immigration services in North County San Diego:


Academics/Course Work

Utilize these various campus wide systems to support your academic success: