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Airmen can complete General Education (GE) classes required for a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Degree through Coastline's General Education Mobile Program (GEM) or earn an Associate Degree at Coastline. Airmen seeking to earn an Associate Degree from Coastline may transfer applicable credits from non-traditional coursework such as CLEP, DANTES, and/or military training and experience, and other college courses to Coastline. Coastline's Military and Contract Education students can complete online courses to meet the required coursework for a degree.  Before you begin your educational journey, please contact your Education Office to find out about using Tuition Assistance and other options to support your educational pursuit.

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  1. All new students must apply to Coastline.
  2. Returning students must re-apply. Returning students are identified as students who have missed three consecutive sessions or more since last enrolling at Coastline.
  3. Please allow 3-5 business days for application processing. After the application is processed, an acceptance email will be issued to the student and will include MyCoast login information needed for online registration.

Students that live in the following states and districts cannot take Coastline courses: Arkansas, Delaware, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington DC

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A schedule of available classes can be found at our Courses Page and within the AFVEC. Students can register for classes through Coastline at any time during the registration window. Due to Air Force regulations, Airmen must wait until 45 days prior to the start of class to add the intended course into their GEM plan in the AFVEC and apply for TA.

If an Airman needs to provide AFVEC a degree plan, contact:


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Online Classes

Online Program

Air Force students seeking to earn an Associate Degree may transfer their current credits from Military, CLEPs, DANTES, or other college courses to Coastline. Students will be able to complete all courses necessary for a degree through Distance Learning. Students who have already completed their CCAF degree may transfer credit to Coastline to receive an additional Associate Degree as a civilian.

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Tuition & Payment Options

Tuition is $210 per Unit/Semester Hour for Coastline's Extended Learning Division's 8-week Online classes. To view The Shopping Sheet, Cost of Attendance or to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our Financial Aid page.


Service member must speak with their Education Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within their military service prior to enrolling at the college.


Valid Forms of Payment

Payment Submission Options

Tuition Assistance forms that are authorized prior to the registration/payment deadline will now be printed by Coastline. Tuition Assistance documents authorized after the registration/payment deadline must be submitted to Coastline via fax or scanned and emailed.

Upon submission of payment, please allow three business days for payment to be posted to your MyCoast account.

Drop for Non-Payment

If you plan to use Military Tuition Assistance (TA) to pay for your course, please complete the Intent to Use Tuition Assistance Form in order to be excluded from the drop for non-payment process. You have until the week prior to the start of your course to submit the TA Authorization to

GI Bill® Benefits

In order to be certified to use GI Bill® Benefits, please contact Coastline's Veteran Certifying Official. Students are required to contact the Certifying Official each time a class is added or dropped.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website,


Federal Financial Aid is available to qualified students, and qualification is determined when an individual completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid programs include Pell Grants, Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), and the Plus Loan.

Please contact Coastline's Financial Aid Office with questions about applying for Financial Aid

California Residents

CA residents are eligible for a discounted rate of $46 per credit/SH. For additional information, please visit: California Residents page

GEM Classes

Coastline's GEM Program offers classes that meet the Community College of the Air Force's General Education requirements. Not all classes are offered every session.  Please check the Searchable Schedule or contact us for the most current information.


Oral Communications

Course Number Course Name 8-Week Online Units
CMST C101 Fundamentals of Human Communications yes 3.0


Written Communications

Course Number Course Name 8-Week Online Units
ENGL C100 Freshman Composition yes 4.0
ENGL C102 Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing yes 3.0



Course Number Course Name 8-Week Online Units
MATH C100 Liberal Arts Mathematics yes 3.0
MATH C115 College Algebra yes 4.0
MATH C160 Introduction to Statistics yes 4.0
MATH C170 Precalculus yes 5.0
MATH C180 Calculus 1 yes 5.0
MATH C185 Calculus 2 yes 5.0

All math classes have a prerequisite. Please review the Math Placement information for options and methods to meet the required prerequisite.

Social Science

Course Number Course Name 8-Week Online Units
ANTH C100 Cultural Anthropology yes 3.0
ANTH C150 World Cultures yes 3.0
HIST C161 World History 1 no 3.0
HIST C162 World History 2 yes 3.0
HIST C170 United States History to 1876 yes 3.0
HIST C175 United States History Since 1876 yes 3.0
PSYC C100 Introduction to Psychology yes 3.0
SOC C100 Introduction to Sociology yes 3.0
SOC C110 Dating, Relationships, and Marriage yes 3.0



Course Number Course Name 8-Week Online Units
ART C100 Survey of Art: Prehistory Through Late Gothic no 3.0
ART C101 Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary yes 3.0
ART C105 Introduction to Art yes 3.0
HUM C110 Humanities through the Arts no 3.0
HUM C135 History and Appreciation of the Cinema no 3.0
PHIL C100 Introduction to Philosophy yes 3.0
PHIL C115 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking yes 3.0
PHIL C120 Ethics yes 3.0

Official Education Plan

Coastline requires all students to have an Official Education Plan upon completion of 6 units/credits at Coastline or 9 semester hours paid by Government-issued Tuition Assistance. The Official Education Plan guarantees a solid path to your Coastline degree. It reflects how your military and college credit applies towards your degree and displays your remaining requirements.

To request your Official Education Plan:

You will develop your degree plan with your counselor.  Your DegreeWorks program audit will be emailed to you soon after the appointment.  The OEP Worksheet will be emailed to you in 2-4 weeks.

Official Education Plans will remain valid as long as a student maintains continuous enrollment, or as long as breaks in enrollment are less than 5 cumulative years.

Visit our transcripts page for detailed information on requesting or submitting official transcripts.


Associate Degrees and Certificates are not automatically awarded upon completion of requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the online Graduation Application during the graduation filing period for the semester in which they are enrolled in their final course(s).

Transition Support

Are you transitioning out of the military soon?  Check out our Coastline Transition Program (CTAP) page for helpful information.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website,