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MiraCosta College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,426 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,104 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,782 books and supplies
$48 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$20,490 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,168 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,782 books and supplies
$48 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,567 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
56% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($4,525 avg)
54% get state aid ($1,581 avg)
1% get institn'l aid ($1,567 avg)
2% get loans ($4,879 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.116% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.62% 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 $4,736 56%
Federal Grant Aid $4,525 39%
Pell Grants $4,445 39%
Other Federal Grants $495 6%
Institution Grant Aid $1,567 1%
State Grant Aid $1,581 54%
Student Loans $4,879 2%
Federal Loans $4,879 2%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known 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 $46
Out of State $257


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Hathaway
  • I am a current student here

    It's a community college, so if you receive financial aid (especially a Pell Grant), you can pay for your classes, books, and a lot of other expenses. The only thing you may have to work for is rent, unless you can find a roommate or two.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Vista, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Although it's still going to cost a fair sum of money to attend here I believe the cost is worth the education you will be receiving. The cost to go here is very inexpensive compared to a 4 year university, but you still receive the same level of education.

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