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Cost & Aid

Coastline College = An Affordable Education

Coastline College is committed to finding low-cost or no costs ways for students to pursue a college education.  We believe attending college and fulfilling your academic goals should be affordable (and ideally free)!  Let us help you achieve your dreams.

Cost & Aid Reference Table*

Are You: You May Be Eligible For:
A first-time college student (you’ve never taken a college course) 2 years of free tuition
A recent high school graduate 1-2 years of free tuition + free books and no fees in the 1st year
A recent high school graduate who plans on taking at least 9 units or more each semester?

1 year free tuition and free books and no fees in the 1st year

A recent high school graduate who plans on taking at least 12 units or more each semester?

1 year free tuition and free books and no fees in the 1st year

*In addition to being a first-time college student or recent high school graduate, eligibility is based on being enrolled in 9 or more units. Eligibility is not dependent on financial need. Students are asked to complete a FAFSA or California DREAM Act so that Coastline can determine what other financial and support resources they might be eligible for.

Know Your Costs & Resources

Tuition & Fees - Coastline is approximately 4 times more affordable than a CSU school; more than 10 times more affordable than a UC.

Scholarships - The Coastline Foundation Scholarship is just one of the scholarship options available to qualified students.

Loans - Coastline's Financial Aid office can help determine if an educational loan is the right option for you.

Grants - Find out if the California College Promise Grant, or a Pell Grant, provides the help you need to enroll at Coastline.

AB19 California College Promise: Are you a first time, full-time student who doesn't qualify for the CCPG due to household income requirements? Check out the AB19 California College Promise

Coastline Promise - The Coastline Promise helps recent California high school graduates transition to higher education. Coastline Promise students must be enrolled in 9 or more units each semester. Our program provides qualified students with the following:

Fast Facts: The Cost of Coastline College
4x
More affordable than a CSU school
10x
More affordable than a UC
93%
Student level of satisfaction with Coastline programs and services
66%
Students complete a degree or transfer from Coastline

CARES Act - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to provide economic relief for students due to COVID-19. The Act establishes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for schools to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Each institution has significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students. The only statutory requirement is that eligible students must use the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

The Department of Education requires each institution to sign the funding Certification and Agreement and submit a report regularly on how the fund is distributed. As part of the reporting requirements, Coastline College is required to disclose the following information on its website:

  1. Coastline College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the intention of using no less than 50% of the funds received to provide direct assistance to students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
  2. Coastline College has received $317,105 from the Department of Education.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students: $93,000.
  4. The estimated total number of students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants at Coastline College: 392 students.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant: 186 students.
  6. Coastline College has established the eligibility criteria below to determine which students are eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant. If all eligibility criteria are met, each student will receive $500.
    • Enrolled in 6 or more units at Coastline College only (no concurrent enrollment with Orange Coast or Golden West) during the Spring 2020 semester
    • Are NOT enrolled in all online classes
    • Are a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen
    • Have registered for Selective Service – male only
    • Earned a High School diploma or equivalent
    • Have declared a program of study that is recognized by the Department of Education
    • Not enrolled in correspondence courses, including incarcerated courses
    • Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA
    • Complete the online form for the CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund, provided via email from Coastline Financial Aid
    • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  7. Coastline College provides the following instructions to eligible students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
    • Financial Aid Students – eligible students (meet all criteria listed above) should have already received an email from the Financial Aid Office with a link to complete an application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
    • Non-Financial Aid Students - The Financial Aid Office has sent an email to eligible students to encourage those students to apply for the 2019-20 FAFSA. Once the Financial Aid Office receives the FAFSA, eligible students (meet all criteria listed above) will receive an email with a link to complete an application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

[Published May 18, 2020]

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