Why Give?

As a public community college, MiraCosta has an acceptance rate of 100% – no one is turned away. The college serves a diverse student body of more than 14,500. The students we graduate and prepare for transfer to a university have higher grade point averages and continuation rates than the statewide average.

MiraCosta provides quality instruction and support services that allow our students, many of whom face serious obstacles to completion, to pursue and achieve their educational goals. We are extremely proud to be the pathway to social and economic advancement for many who would otherwise not have the opportunity to pursue an education beyond secondary school.

To continue this success we need your help providing scholarships, quality programs and services. Through scholarship funding our state's most financially needy students are able to be served. This year out of 16,000 financial aid applicants, more than 5,000 were not eligible to receive financial assistance from the Board of Governors fee waivers, or grant programs.

Financial support encourages and strengthens the determination to achieve despite financial obstacles, and contributions to our scholarship funds, including those made under the generous Osher Initiative matching program, help students to work less, study more and stay in school.

Your gift is tax deductible as provided by the law. The MiraCosta College Foundation isspanspan a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our tax ID number is: 95-6151938.