February is Financial Aid Awareness Month and MiraCosta College is hosting a series of workshops and services to assist students and community members obtain money for their education.
In 2018–2019, MiraCosta College distributed $30.2 million in scholarships and financial aid. Let MiraCosta College assist you in attaining your higher educational goal.
Free workshops include:
Need Help Writing Your Personal Statement?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10–11 a.m.
Library, Oceanside Campus, Computer Lab (1201)
Need help writing a personal statement for your scholarship application? This workshop is for you. Financial Aid staff will be available during this workshop to assist and provide feedback on your personal statements. Event contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need Help Completing Your 2019 Taxes?
MiraCosta College Tax Program students are collaborating with North County Lifeline and Interfaith Community Services to offer several Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation sites in North County. FREE tax preparation is available to many families making less than $56,000 in 2019.
In addition, MiraCosta College offers the FSA program (Facilitated Self Assistance), where tax clinics are open on campus for three Saturdays (February 8 and 29, and March 28) during the tax season. Students and the public are welcome to stop in and use FREE software to work on their own returns. MiraCosta College Tax Program student volunteers are available during these sessions to act as advisors. There is no income limitation for the FSA program, however, individuals having Schedule C, D, or E as part of their return will have to pay a small filing charge.
March 2 is the priority filing date for FAFSA and CADAA. Contact the MiraCosta College Financial Aid office for assistance at 760.795.6711.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 21,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).