Financial Aid - Military Student

Federal Financial Aid may be available to students who qualify. Financial Aid programs include Pell Grants, SEOG (Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant), Perkins Loan, Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), and Plus Loan. All recipients of financial aid must be in good academic standing, be participating in required class activities, be working toward a degree or certificate, have a high school diploma, GED or pass an "ability to benefit" test, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, have a valid Social Security number, and have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

In general, to qualify for aid you must be enrolled each semester and demonstrate financial eligibility through the regular application process. Receiving educational funds through the military's Tuition Assistance program does not disqualify any student from applying for financial aid.

Cost of Attendance and The Shopping Sheet

Student financial aid resources are intended to supplement, not replace, the financial resources of the student and/or the family. Student financial aid is available to assist you with the cost of education; this includes enrollment and tuition fees, books, supplies, food, housing,transportation, computer, and personal expenses. In some instances, indirect costs (medical, dental, day care expenses) may be considered in a student's cost of attendance. For information regarding indirect costs, please contact your Coastline's financial aid office.

To apply for financial aid, (or the fee waiver), you would need to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA and list our school code: 013536.

 The COA as shown below is the estimated amount it will cost you to go to Coastline College for one year. The COA for students attending less than half-time includes the cost of course tuition/enrollment and an allowance for books. Contact the financial aid office if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your COA.

Please note: The table below is for Coastline’s Extended Learning Campus, Military and Corporate 8-week Online Program.

12 Month Budget - Part Time Enrollment based on 21 units (7 courses) annually

Extended Learning Program RateDiscounted Rate for Qualified CA Residents
Tuition$200 x 21 units = $4,200$46 x 21 Units = $966
Student Health FeeWaivedWaived
Non-Resident TuitionWaivedWaived
Books and Supplies$1,391
(modified the college’s FT calculation)
(modified the college’s FT calculation)
TransportationNot applicableNot applicable
Misc. Personal ExpensesUnknownUnknown

Program Rate of $200 per unit; Qualified CA Residents discounted rate of $46 per unit


The Shopping Sheet


1.       What is the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet? How is it intended to be used? The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that is designed to simplify information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can make informed decisions about which post secondary institution to attend. Since the Shopping Sheet helps students compare aid offers, we encourage institutions to use it when financial aid packages are revised. 

2.       To whom must I provide the Shopping Sheet and when must I provide it? Institutions that have agreed to comply with the Principles of Excellence (POE) in Executive Order 13607 (EO 13607): Institutions are expected to use the Shopping 1 Sheet to provide the required personalized and standardized form with financial aid information for undergraduate and graduate service members, veterans, military spouses, and other military family members covered by EO 13607. The Shopping Sheet should be provided to prospective students who are eligible to receive Federal military and veterans’ educational benefits. It must be provided to those respective students who have applied for Title IV aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This means that students should receive the Shopping Sheet prior to enrollment. Many institutions that have agreed to comply with EO 13607 have also indicated to the Department that they intend to provide the Shopping Sheet to all of their students, in addition to those receiving veterans’ benefits. For all other institutions that adopt the Shopping Sheet: Institutions are expected to provide the Shopping Sheet to all undergraduate and graduate students as part of their commitment to supplying information in a transparent and consistent manner. It must be provided tothose who have applied for Title IV aid using the FAFSA. We expect that institutions that adopt the Shopping Sheet will provide it to students prior to enrollment.

For more information about Federal Financial Aid opportunities, as well as an overview of the Financial Aid Process and instructions on getting started, visit the Financial Aid Website.

Other common forms of tuition funding assistance include:

 Visit this page for information on Federal Loan Forgiveness.