Financial Aid

FAFSA Qualification

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.

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, the student must:

Receiving educational funds through the military's Tuition Assistance program or GI Bill® does not disqualify any student from applying for financial aid. Applying for financial aid is not required, but if eligible, students can use financial aid to help with education related expenses.

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

Other common forms of tuition funding assistance include:

Visit this page for information on Federal Loan Forgiveness.

The Shopping Sheet

What is the Shopping Sheet, and how is it intended to be used?

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can make informed decisions about which post-secondary institution to attend.

To whom must Coastline provide the Shopping Sheet, and when must it be provided?

The Shopping Sheet provides the required personalized and standardized form with financial aid information for undergraduate and graduate active-duty service members, their family members, veterans, and other military family members covered by EO 13607. The Shopping Sheet is provided to students prior to enrollment so they can compare Coastline's financial aid information with other colleges and decide which college they want to attend.

Coastline College provides the Shopping Sheet to:



Cost of Attendance 

The Cost of Attendance (COA) for Coastline, shown below, is estimated/based on part-time enrollment, a total of 21 units or 7 courses annually, and it includes the cost of tuition and an allowance for books. We do not offer on-campus housing, so room and board is not included in the Cost.  A sample housing cost is included, but the true cost will vary.

Cost of Attendance
  Service Member, Family, and Veterans Discounted Rate for Qualified California Residents
Program Rate $210 per unit $46 per unit
Tuition $210 x 21 units = $4,410 $46 x 21 Units = $966
Student Health Fee Waived Waived
Non-Resident Tuition Waived Waived
Books and Supplies $1,391 (modified from Coastline's full-time calculation) $1,391 (modified from Coastline's full-time calculation)
Transportation Not applicable Not applicable
Housing and Meals $17,784 $17,784
Misc. Personal Expenses Unknown Unknown
Total $5,801 $2,357

Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your COA.


College Default Rate (CDR)

College Default Rate vs. National Average
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 2017 2018
Default Rate % 21.6 18.6 24.6
Number in Default 87 69 96
Number in Repayment 401 369 389
Enrollment Figures 20,009 20,723 19, 877
National Average % 9.6 9.3 7.3

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,