Financial Aid - You Can Afford College!
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Think college is out of reach?
The truth is, just about everyone who wants to go to college can afford it. Nationwide,
seven out of ten full-time college students receive financial aid. In fact, last year, more than $30 million in grants, scholarships, and loans was awarded to Allan Hancock College students.
College is possible!
Applying for financial aid is free! Simply complete the form online. For maximum financial award, apply by March 2.
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Some Things You Should Know
- Do not assume you don’t qualify for financial aid. In fact, one out of two applicants
receives financial assistance.
- Applying for financial aid is free; simply complete the form online at fafsa.gov.
- For maximum financial award, apply by March 2. You can still apply after that date
and anytime throughout the year.
- If you are receiving any financial aid other than The California College Promise (formerly
BOG), dropping classes could result in the student repaying federal funds already
received or could reduce future financial aid funding. It is recommended that you
contact the financial aid office before dropping classes.
- All student payments for the semester will be based upon the number of units the student
is enrolled in prior to census. The units enrolled in as of that date will determine
the amount of Pell, FSEOG and Cal Grant funds a student will receive for the semester.
Any increases or decreases made to the student's unit load after census will not be
considered when calculating the payment amount for the semester. However, if a student
withdraws from all classes and is no longer enrolled for the semester, the student
may owe a repayment of funds received to the federal government and/or state.
- You must enroll in all classes for the semester including any 6 week, 8 week or other
short term classes offered during the semester by the census date of that semester
to be paid for those classes. If a student is not enrolled for semester length courses,
but initially enrolls later in the semester in short term courses, then units used
to calculate payment will be based on the Sunday immediately after the student's initial
registration. For more information on disbursements, overpayments and or Return of
Title IV, please visit our Financial Aid Announcements page.
7 Easy Steps to Financial Aid Success!
- Make the right choice---say yes to college!
- Obtain the financial aid application(FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov
- Apply for The California College Promise (formerly BOG) online. Complete the FAFSA and California College Promise online applications (we will help you!). If you submit the FAFSA online your results
will be provided in about three days; via mail, your results will be provided in about
six weeks. California College Promise eligibility can usually be determined in 15
to 30 minutes right at the AHC financial aid office.
- If you are a current high school senior and are applying for Hancock Promise, make
sure to complete all of the steps needed for Hancock Promise.
- Follow up with the AHC financial aid office staff to complete the financial aid process. This
could involve providing specific paperwork, as needed.
- Check with the AHC financial aid office staff about available scholarships.
- If eligible (before the applicable deadlines), make sure to apply for the Allan Hancock Foundation scholarships. Nearly $500,000 is available each year from the Allan Hancock College
Foundation for Allan Hancock College students! Your efforts could pay off with up
to $8,000 dollars annually to help with college costs.
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