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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.

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

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 Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints to Keep in Mind when Applying

  • Apply as early as possible.
  • Read all printed information provided.
  • Report your legal name and Social Security Number as they appear on your Social Security card.
  • The Title IV School Code for:
    • San Diego Miramar College is 014172
    • San Diego City College is 001273
    • San Diego Mesa College is 001275
  • Income information must be

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.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) For Financial Aid

Satifactory Academic Progresss

A student's eligibility for financial aid in the 2016-2017 academic year and later will be determined using these Standards.

The POLICY FOR STANDARDS OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRSS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS became effective with the Summer 2016 semester and supersedes all previous standards.

Please be aware, the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy has changed. The SAP standards have been strenthened and the appeal process and the reinstatement process are now enforced more rigorously.

Return of Title IV Policy

Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4)

Required Documentation

Standard Documentation

Beginning in April, 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.

Forms and Documents can be accessed under "Important Documents" in the right sidebar of this page.

Academic Transcripts

Academic Transcripts must be submitted from prior colleges attended and sent to:

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


Financial Aid Forms & Documents


Verification is the process by which the Student Assistance Technician compares the information on the financial aid application with the documents provided by the student to verify the accuracy of the application information.

Student Verification Guidelines

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:


IRS (Request Tax Return Transcripts):

Register with Selective Service:

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.

Student Terms of Agreement


You are required to accept and follow the Terms of Agreement to be eligible for and/or to maintain eligibility for any of the aid programs in which San Diego City, San Diego Mesa and San Diego Miramar College participate.

Upon acceptance of financial aid from my selected campus of record, I certify and acknowledge awareness, that:

Important Deadlines

2016-17 Financial Aid Processing Deadlines
Processing Deadlines Fall 2016 Term Spring 2017 Term
Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) Deadline:
June 30, 2017
Freeze Date (Enrollment locked):

San Diego Miramar College Scholarship Website

2017-2018 Processing

Processing/Disbursement Dates

Students may now submit any required documents for the 2017-2018 school year. Emails notifying students of the documents to be submitted will begin June 26. However, students can also view the documents to be submitted by viewing Reg-e.

We strongly encourage all students to submit their documents now instead of waiting until July and/or August. Students who complete their financial aid files and are in Good Standing based on the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards will be reviewed first.

IRS Data Retrieval Update for 2017-2018 and 2016-2017

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) is currently not working and has been shut down by the IRS. It is not clear when the IRS DRT will be available again for students and parents to transfer their IRS data to the FAFSA application. In the meantime, students and parents will need to manually fill in the IRS data on the FAFSA application. In addition, students and parents should be encouraged to request an IRS Tax Transcript in case the FAFSA application is selected for verification.

There are three ways to request an IRS Tax Transcript:

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