Contact Information

Allan Hancock College Financial Aid
Office Locations and Hours:

Santa Maria Campus
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
805 922-6966 ext. 3200
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Email:  finaid@hancockcollege.edu

For identification purposes email inquiries to finaid@hancockcollege from students must be sent via your myHancock student email. Please provide your student ID# in all inquiries so we may provide you with accurate information.   See below for E-mail Policy and Confidentiality of Information


Lompoc Valley Center
One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
805 735-3366 

Monday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Santa Ynez Valley Center
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
2975 East Hwy 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-922-6966 ext. 3355
Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.
Please note: Cashier services end one half hour before close

E-mail policy

Email is the standard method of communication used by the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at Allan Hancock College. We will contact you only through your Hancock email address, with only one exception: the first email regarding the results of your FAFSA will be sent to the email address you submitted on the FAFSA.

All FAO communication will be directed to students, not their parents, as it is the student's application for financial aid.  It is your responsibility to check both your email and, even more importantly, your financial aid status on the myHancock portal.  Additional student requirements, resolution of data conflicts, and status of financial aid awards are posted on the myHancock portal on a regular basis.  

Confidentiality of Information
We are aware that some parents assist their sons/daughters to complete forms and navigate the process of applying for financial aid. According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and to ensure your privacy, your account will not be discussed with anyone else (this includes custodial parents, guardians or other family members or friends), unless you submit an authorization form allowing us to speak with them. 

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I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.

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