University description (as per official university website)
San Diego Miramar College, located on 120 acres in the fast-growing Mira Mesa/Scripps ranch suburban area of San Diego along the I-15 corridor, opened as a training facility for San Diego's law enforcement personnel and firefighters in 1969. Today, Miramar College offers over 120 certificates, associate degrees, and comprehensive transfer programs to students transferring to University of California, California State Universities and private universities. Each semester, around 13,000 students of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds attend Miramar College classes. Partnerships local industry and the City and County of San Diego prepare students for high demand and well-paying careers in the highly competitive labor market, including biotechnology, paralegal (ABA approved), aviation (FAA-certified), automotive, diesel, and alternative fuels technologies.
Miramar College is home to the Southern California Biotechnology Center, Advanced Transportation and Energy Center, and San Diego Regional Public Safety Institute. Since 1969, the college has provided training for nearly all law enforcement officers and firefighters within San Diego County. The Institute also trains EMTs and offers the only open water lifeguard degree in the world.
Due to the passage of public bond measures in 2002 and 2006, Propositions "S" and "N" respectively, new buildings recently completed or in development assure students first-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology.
Financial Aid—General Eligibility
Title IV School Code 014172
Students must be enrolled in a program of study leading to an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement or transfer to a four-year college or university. Students must be enrolled in at least one Miramar College class in order to receive financial aid. Student should apply for financial aid from the campus which offers the major. Failure to do so could result in denial of financial aid. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 years must register with Selective Service or provide proof that registration with Selective Service is not required. Selective Service registration must be confirmed by the Selective Service agency. You may register by mail at any U.S. Post Office or on-line at http://www.sss.gov. To contact the Selective Service agency, call (847) 688-6888. Students must have an high school diploma, an equivalent, a General Education Diploma (GED) or have passed the Ability to Benefit Test. You can also gain eligibility for aid after you ahve successfully completed six units that are applicable toward a degree or certificate. Students must not be in default on any Federal student loan funds or owe a refund on any Federal grant funds. Students must meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office through the Federal methodology need analysis system. Student Aid Report vs. Institutional Student Information Record.
The Student Aid Report (SAR) is the set of papers the student receives from the Central Processing Center. It is the student's copy of the information that he or she reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Review all comments as well as all information reported on the application, paying particular attention to bold-faced items.
1. If any student needs to make changes or corrections to the Student Aid Report, make the appropriate corrections, sign the certification page (including the parent signature if necessary), and mail both pages of Part 2 to the address listed on the back of the SAR. The student may also bring all pages of the SAR to the Financial Aid Office, or make corrections over the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
2. For students who do not have their SAR and/or are unable to obtain a duplicate SAR, contact the Central Processing Center at (800) 433-3243. If you have questions regarding your application, call the same number Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
3. If no changes are required, students should keep their SAR for their own records. A letter will automatically be sent to each student which will include any forms necessary to complete the student's file. Contact the Financial Aid Office if no letter is received.
The Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) is downloaded to the campus financial aid system sometime in March of each year and every weekend thereafter. The ISIR contains the information the student reported on the FAFSA, and which was used in the need analysis calculation. Changes to the ISIR can be made electronically. Students wanting to make corrections through the electronic process must bring Part 2 of the SAR to the Financial Aid Office with the corrections and signature(s) on the certification page.