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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$13,526 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$864 tuition
$10,962 off campus room & board
$1,656 books
$44 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$18,228 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,566 tuition
$10,962 off campus room & board
$1,656 books
$44 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$600 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
37% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,170 avg)
36% get state aid ($750 avg)
0% get institn'l aid ($600 avg)
2% get loans ($3,020 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.0% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.43% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,148 37%
Federal Grant Aid $4,170 21%
Pell Grants $3,914 21%
Other Federal Grants $653 9%
Institution Grant Aid $600 0%
State Grant Aid $750 36%
Student Loans $3,020 2%
Federal Loans $3,020 2%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 11
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $36
Out of State $231


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jessica from Oceanside, CA
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    At $46 a unit, mira costa is affordable and worthwhile. Financial aid is available to most students and with the BOGW you can have your classes paid for! What a great deal!

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  • 5
  • Olena from LaMesa, CA
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    They recently implemented ride-share program. Your school ID card gives you savings in movie theaters, restaurants, and even some auto shops and insurance place (there's a card in the office with all the contracts the college made to give the student savings with their card). And the college performances and special events in the theater has $ off for students with ID.

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  • 5
  • C from Vista, CA
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I have paid for everything out of my own pocket without any sort of reimbursement from work or the government. Currently the classes are offered at $42 per unit for California residents. It doesn't get much better than that.

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