Marine Corps


Unofficial Evaluation (New Students)

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.

Students who have not enrolled with Coastline before and need assistance determining how prior college coursework, non-traditional college credit, and military training fits into a Coastline degree, an Unofficial Evaluation can be requested. This Unofficial Evaluation is free, and students do not need to be enrolled at Coastline at the time of their request.

Note: Unofficial Evaluations are valid for six months.

Apply for Admission to Coastline

There is no fee to apply to Coastline College.

Military & Corporate Programs Designation

To ensure that the application is forwarded to Coastline's Extended Learning Division, (Military & Corporate Programs), students must select "Military Program" from the "Extended Learning Division box located on the Supplemental Questions (on page 8) of the online application.

Application Processing

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

Online Courses

Online Program 

Coastline's online courses are designed to support the mobile lifestyle of working adult learners. We offer 8-week, 12-week, and 16-week courses. Each course includes a high degree of interaction with the instructor and students.


Register for Courses

Online Course Registration

Registering for courses is completed via MyCoast.  For complete registration information, visit our register for courses page.

Tuition & Payment


Tuition is $210 per unit for 8-week courses. Our Financial Aid page. includes The Shopping Sheet, Coast of Attendance, Scholarship information, and directions for submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Marine Corps Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Guidelines Update:

Date Signed: 3/11/2019 MARADMINS Number: 150/19 states; "Effective immediately, there is no minimum time in service requirement for the utilization of TA."

First Time Users of TA have specific requirements and are encouraged to visit their local Education Center. The Education Center can provide information, including requirements for TA, and assistance in completing the process and TA Application.

Please visit the Marine Corps Voluntary Education page for instructions on how to apply for Tuition Assistance (TA):

My Education will notify you once TA is Command Approved; another email is issued once TA is funded.

Personal Payment

Students paying tuition out-of-pocket or who are authorized for less than 100% of tuition must submit the remaining balance by the registration/payment deadline.

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


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 course is added or dropped.

Phone: 714.241.6325

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,


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

Federal Financial Aid - FAFSA

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


Scholarships are made available through generous donations from Coastline College's Foundation, Associated Student Government (ASG), faculty, staff, community organizations, and private donors. Scholarships are awarded to applicants on a variety of factors, such as academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, volunteerism, program major and more.

Unlike some other forms of financial aid, scholarships do not have to be repaid. However, unless otherwise stipulated, recipients are required to submit formal thank you letters to the scholarship donors. ELD students are exempt from the requirement to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

California Residents

Service members originally from or currently stationed in California may be eligible for a discounted tuition rate of $46 per unit when enrolling in Coastline's Military Distance Learning Program. Please review the California Residents page for eligibility requirements and documentation required.

Please review the California Resident page for eligibility requirements and required documentation.

Textbooks & Course Access

Order Textbooks

Information about textbooks can be found on our Textbooks & Course Materials site.

Access Your Online Course

To access your course(es), click the Canvas link in your MyCoast Portal or on our website. Use your MyCoast username and password to login. Coastline offers a video tutorial for more information about getting started in Canvas. To learn more about Canvas, you can explore the Canvas Student Guide.

Having trouble using MyCoast to register or access your courses?

Official Education Plan

Coastline requires all students to have an Official Education Plan upon completion of 6 unit at Coastline or 9 semester hours paid by Government-issued Tuition Assistance. There are three steps to receiving an 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 appropriate graduation filing period. Please visit our graduation page for detailed information on applying.


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,