The San Diego Community College District provides millions in aid every year!
Aid is available and we encourage you to apply if you need assistance in meeting part of your educational costs. Financial aid in the form of grants, work-study and low interest loans is available to those who qualify.
SDCCD is made up of three distinct colleges – San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar, and students may attend classes at any of the three colleges through one application for admission. However, for government financial aid requirements, please note that students need to be enrolled in classes at the college where they are applying for financial aid.
Our goal is to assist you with your financial obligations so that you may maximize your educational opportunities. The Financial Aid Offices recognize that your situation is unique and your application is carefully analyzed with complete confidentiality regarding your personal financial information. All students are encouraged to visit our colleges and to speak with our financial aid staff.
Special information for students interested in bachelor's programs
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A BACHELOR'S PROGRAM AT SAN DIEGO CITY, MESA, OR MIRAMAR MUST APPLY FOR THE CCPG FEE WAIVER THROUGH THE FAFSA OR CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION. Per Education Code section 78042(c), students who wish to apply for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) waiver must submit either a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application in lieu of completing the CCPG application.
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
The first step in applying for student aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college. The FAFSA is used to determine which students get financial aid, and how much they will receive.
- Go to the FAFSA website to apply at https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out
- Read what documents you may need when you apply
- When applying, you will be asked to enter a school code to the college you wish to receive financial aid:
- San Diego City College: 001273
- San Diego Mesa College: 001275
- San Diego Miramar College: 014172
For more information, please refer your college's financial aid office:
FINANCIAL AID OFFICES
|College||Contact Information||Financial Aid Office||Website|
|Office A-270||Financial Aid Website|
|Office I4-107||Financial Aid Website|
|Office K-312||Financial Aid Website|
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
Satisfactory academic progress
All students who receive federal financial aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) towards the completion of an eligible program of study. Financial aid eligibility is determined in compliance with federal regulations as well as institutional policies and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or other legally protected basis.
Financial Aid Bulletin
The SDCCD Financial Aid Bulletin is a general information brochure to help you learn about your options for Financial Aid. The Bulletin includes the following information:
- Deadlines for Filing
- Eligibility Requirements
- How to Apply
- Programs Available
- How to Receive Your Funds
- Repayment Calculation
- Rules, Regulations, Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for financial aid recipients
- Additional information
Download the Financial Aid Bulletin or stop by your College Financial Aid Office to pick up a copy.
Visit the Financial Aid section of your college website for more information and online resources.
Return OF Title IV (R2T4)
Financial aid recipients who withdraw completely from all classes will have a Return of Title IV (R2T4) funds calculation completed. This calculation determines the student's percentage of completion at the time of withdrawal and the amount of institutional and/or Title IV debt owed by a student.
The following guidelines and procedures reflect federal policy. If at any time these guidelines and procedures conflict with federal policy, then the colleges are to follow federal policy.
Financial Aid Programs Available
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Work Study (FWS)
- Cal Grant A (San Diego Mesa College only)
- Cal Grant B
- Cal Grant C
- Student Success Completion Grant
- Chafee Grant Program (for former foster youth)
- Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
- Federal Direct Loan Program
- Federal PLUS Loan
- California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
- OSHER Scholarships
For more information about the financial aid programs available, review the Financial Aid Bulletin or visit your College Financial Aid Office.
CALIFORNIA College promise grant - CCPG
The California state funded California College Promise Grant (CCPG) provides funds to help low income students pay the enrollment fee. Students may apply for the CCPG in one of two ways:
- Submit a FAFSA (studentaid.gov) or a California Dream Act application (csac.ca.gov/california-dream-act), or
- Apply for the CCPG during the application window.
The CCPG is for California residents only, as determined by your College Admissions Office. To determine if you qualify for the CCPG Waiver, review the Financial Aid Bulletin or contact your College Financial Aid Office.
The CCPG only applies to enrollment fees. It does not pay the Health Fee or any other educational costs. If you need money to help with books, supplies, food, rent, transportation and other costs, please complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application.
Note: Under the provisions of AB 131, students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Education Code Section 68130.5 (AB 540) will become eligible to participate in the California College Promise Grant program as of January 1, 2013.
Students who lost their CCPG eligility due to academic performance may petition to have their eligibility restored if they have extenuating circumstances that resulted in the loss of their CCPG. Please submit the Petition for Appeal of Enrollment Priority and/or Loss of CCPG with documentation.
If you are looking for additional Financial Aid information, click on the links to the following sites.
- Financial Aid TV
- Federal Student Aid Information
- FAFSA on the Web
- Title IV School Codes
- California Student Aid Commission
- Financial Aid Links
- Federal Direct Loans
- CA Dream Act Application
- Scholarship Search
- National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
- Create a Federal Student Aid ID
- IRS Tax Transcripts
- Selective Service