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Financial Aid

Welcome to San Diego Miramar College's Financial Aid Website!

The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting students who are looking to continue their education but lack the financial resources. We recognize that every student may have unique circumstances that should be considered. Every application is carefully analyzed with complete confidentiality to protect your personal financial information.

Important Changes

Summer Pell Grant

To be eligible to receive a Summer 2014 Pell Grant, you must meet all of the following criteria:

How To Apply

On a yearly basis, all financial aid applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available and can be filed on the internet www.fafsa.gov.

A current Admissions Application to the College must be on file before we can process your FAFSA application. Complete the application using your personal information as it appears on your Social Security card. You must provide your Social Security number in the application or our office will not be able to process your financial aid.

Financial Aid Programs

2014-15

Employee Code of Conduct

All Officers, employees, and agents of the institution are expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any matter in student financial aid. As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) an institution participating in a Title IV loan program must develop, publish, administer, and enforce the code of conduct.

The Code of Conduct applies to the officers, employees, and agents of Miramar College.

Cost of Attendance

2014-15

Determination of your financial need is based on information you provide on your FAFSA application. A student budget is an estimate of how much it will cost you to attend college and support yourself during the period of attendance.

Listed below are the student budgets for the 2014–15 school year. Your actual costs may differ from our standard budgets.

Reminder

Fees are subject to change at any time based on decisions by the State Legislature.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) For Financial Aid

Introduction

Federal regulations require that colleges set standards that you must meet in order to be eligible for financial aid and to keep it from one academic year to the next. Even if you have never applied for or received financial aid, your overall history in college will be reviewed before you are awarded financial aid to make sure you are meeting these standards. To be eligible for aid, you must comply with all standards regarding maximum time frame, completion rate, and cumulative GPA.

Return of Title IV Policy

Federal law requires that if you received a federal grant then drop/withdraw from ALL of your classes, on or before the 60% point of the term/semester you may owe money back to the Federal Government. Note that the earlier you drop/withdraw the more money you may have to pay back.

Net Price Calculator

Using institutional data and data you enter, the Net Price Calculator will calculate the average net price of attendance at San Diego Miramar College. Please keep in mind, the final value is not an actual offer of financial aid or the actual cost you will pay. These are only estimates based on the previous attendance of students.

To use the Net Price Calculator, go to https://webprod.cccco.edu/npc/073/npcalc.htm.

 

Financial Aid Forms & Documents

Standard Documentation

Beginning in May, you will be notified of any documentation that will be needed to complete your file. These documents and forms must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible to allow reasonable processing time. A file is considered INCOMPLETE if any required documents or forms are missing.

Requesting Tax Transcripts

There are several ways tax filers can request a tax transcript, most of which do not involve payment of a fee to the IRS. Some Methods take longer for processing than others. In Dear Colleague Letter GEN-11-13, ED recommended three methods in particular.

Online Resources

FAFSA on the Web:

www.fafsa.ed.gov

Request for a PIN:

www.pin.ed.gov

IRS (Request Tax Return Transcripts):

www.IRS.gov

Register with Selective Service:

www.sss.gov

Information For AB540 Students

California Dream Act of 2011

The California Dream Act of 2011, authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131. AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.

Disbursement (Payment) Dates

Financial Aid checks will be mailed toyour home address and cannot be forwarded by the Post Office. If you have a change of address, please notify the Admissions Office immediately. Also, address changes can be made online on REG-E. We strongly encourage students to sign up for direct deposit.