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.
Application materials are available on January 1st for the following academic year. Students filing their application by this date will be considered first in the award process. However, applications for financial aid are accepted throughout the school year.
The friendly staff at the Financial Aid Office will do their very best to help you get the financial assistance you may need to meet your educational goals.
Before You Apply
TITLE IV SCHOOL CODE: 014172
- To receive aid, you must be enrolled in a program of study leading to an associate degree, certificate of achievement, or transfer to a four-year college. You must be enrolled in at least one class at Miramar College every semester to receive your financial aid. Classes taken at Mesa, City, and ECC will be counted towards your total enrollment.
- You are encouraged to follow an Educational Plan and to enroll only in classes towards your stated educational goals.
- You should receive financial aid from the college that offers your declared major. Failure to do so could result in denial of financial aid.
- You must meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
- Effective July 1, 2012, new students who enroll for the first time after July 1, 2012 must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent to receive federal student aid. Students who were enrolled prior to July 1, 2012 may still be eligible for aid by passing an approved ATB test or completing six core units. Students who have already qualified under the ATB option will continue to be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.
- You must not be in default on any Federal Education Loan (Perkins, Stafford, PLUS, Direct), or any other Federal loan at any college or institution.
- You must not owe a refund or repayment on any Title IV grant program (Pell, FSEOG, State Student Incentive Grant) at any college or institution.
- You cannot receive aid while simultaneously enrolled in elementary or secondary school (high school) and college.
- You must have financial need as determined by the Federal Methodology.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States or be in the country for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a permanent resident. You may be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship
- Eligible non-citizens will be required to provide proof of permanent residency for federal aid. (Alien Registration Cards I-94, I-155, I-688 or U.S. Immigration and Naturalization letter granting asylum, ect.) International/Foreign Students (I-20 Visa holders) are not eligible for financial aid. For further information regarding other eligible immigration status, please contact your Financial Aid Office.
- If you are a male, your Selective Service registration must be confirmed by the Selective Service System, or that you are not required to register. To register for Selective Service, check your registration status or request a Status Information Letter because you didn’t register between the ages 18-25, go to http://www.sss.gov
- You must provide proof of a valid social security number if requested.
- Your financial aid eligibility may be suspended for a conviction of violating federal or state drug possession or sale laws while you were receiving federal student aid.
These are the general eligibility requirements. Depending on the financial aid program or your unique circumstances, you may have other eligibility requirements that must be met before receiving financial aid.