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Financial Aid
You can afford college!

Financial Aid staff are available to serve you through various methods.

We are able to assist you via telephone, e-mail, and in person. We encourage you to find a method that fits your needs.

Locations and Hours

The Financial Aid department is located in Bulding A on the first floor. For questions, you can always call our financial aid phone 805-922-6966 ext. 3200 or email

Santa Maria Campus:

Building A-101, First Floor Student Services
805-922-6966 ext. 3200

Lompoc Valley Center:

Building 1, Administration
805-922-6966 ext. 5251

Student Service Hours

Fall 2023

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Aug. 7-11
(week prior to semester)

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8-8:30 a.m.
& 1 - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 14-18
(first week of semester)

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aug. 21- Dec. 8 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Normal Business Hours:

Available via telephone and in person:

Mondays & Tuesdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Normal Business Hours:

Available via telephone and in person:

Mondays & Tuesdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please refer to the Allan Hancock College Academic Calendar to view campus closures and holidays observed.

Are you in need of an Appointment?

If you would like to meet with someone in Financial Aid please send an e-mail to from your my.hancock e-mail address. Include your H# and your question. A Financial Aid staff team member will contact you with any additional information needed to schedule your appointment.

You can also call 805-922-6966 ext. 3200 to schedule your preferred method of appointment. Please have your H# ready. 

Have a Quick Question?

Financial Aid staff is available to answer quick questions.  Your question will be answered in the order received. 

To speak to a financial aid representative by telephone, please call 805-922-6966 ext. 3200.  Please have your H# ready. 

Do you prefer to email your Question?

Email your question to a financial aid representative. We encourage you to use your Hancock email account.  The email must include your H# and as many details as possible to answer your question. The response time will depend on the volume of emails. Most questions will be responded to within three business days. Please email your questions to

Have you recently had a reduction in your income?

At Hancock College, we recognize that circumstances for families can change unexpectedly. If you feel you have special circumstances, please visit the special circumstances page.

Are you in need of emergency funds?

If you feel you are in need need of emergency funds, visit Basic Need Office.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Depending on your background and the type of aid you are seeking, there may be additional steps and applications you need to complete. Make sure to contact our office to explore all of your options. For maximum financial award, apply by March 2. You can still apply after that date and anytime throughout the year.

If you are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for free.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident, complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

Financial aid applications mentioned above may take 2-4 weeks to be received by AHC Financial Aid Office.

Students who only wish to be considered for an enrollment fee waiver, can apply for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

NOTE:  Students have a higher chance of qualifying for a fee waiver by filing a FAFSA/CDAA (see A or B above). Please check myHancock to see if you have been awarded the CCPG before you submit a paper or online application.  Do not complete both A or B and C.

Allan Hancock College students are awarded $1,000,000.00 in scholarships every year.  Scholarship deadlines are scheduled throughout the semester so check this webpage frequently.

List of Scholarships

Registration opens April 20, 2023 for summer and fall semesters.  
Classes fill quickly so register early!

Complete your financial aid file:

From April 3, 2023 to July 21, 2023 for summer 2023 financial aid

From April 3, 2023 to Dec 7, 2023 for fall 2023 financial aid

From April 3, 2023 to May 22, 2024 for spring 2024 financial aid

To ensure your funding for books and supplies is available by the beginning of the semester, please complete your file by April 20, 2023 for summer or June 30, 2023 for fall. You may complete your file at any time throughout the year, but your funding maybe delayed significantly. Follow the steps below as soon as possible so your eligibility can be determined. 

  • Go to
  • Log in to your myHancock portal 
  • Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid” 
  • Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2023 to Spring 2024”.  You will see your unsatisfied requirement/documents 
  • If you have a Financial Aid Task, you will need to make an account before you can continue 
  • Double click at each of the required items and complete each task/requirement listed.   You may need to print, scan and upload and/or email these documents to
  • If you need assistance in competing your financial aid file, contact us via email at

Step A – Go to

Step B – Log in to your myHancock portal

Step C – Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid”

Step D – Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2023 to Spring 2024”. If you have any unsatisfied requirement/documents, you can see them here.

Step E –Click on the “Award Offer”.

Note: There are certain federal eligibility requirements for financial aid and students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Allan Hancock delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit this link for more information:

Refunds to your selected refund preference occur when the amount of the disbursements received on your behalf is greater than the amount owed for tuition and fees. The excess funds will be refunded to your selected refund preference with BankMobile Disbursements.

Some things you should know

IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: To determine the number of units for which you may be funded, you must enroll in all classes for each semester including any term 1, 2, 3, or 4 or other short term classes offered during the semester by the given dates below. Any increases or decreases made to your unit load after these dates will not be considered when calculating the payment amount for the semester.

Summer Semester: July 6, 2023

Fall Semester: September 5, 2023

Spring Semester: February 13, 2024

If your FAFSA application is received by Allan Hancock College after the listed dates above, the units enrolled in as of the date the application was received will determine the amount of awarded PELL and Cal Grant funds a student will receive for the semester. If you are not enrolled in semester length courses at the time the FAFSA application is received, but enroll later in the semester into short term courses, then payment will be based on the number of units enrolled in on the Sunday immediately following registration.

If you are receiving any financial aid other than the California College Promise Grant, 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.

If you withdraw from all classes and are no longer enrolled for the semester, you may be required to repay funds to the federal government. You are not eligible to be paid for a class never attended including canceled classes or classes dropped before they began. You will only be paid for completed classes if payment is made after a semester has ended. For more information on disbursements, overpayments and or Return of Title IV, please visit our Financial Aid Announcements page.


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.  


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, we will not discuss student accounts with anyone else (this includes custodial parents, guardians or other family members or friends), unless the student submits an authorization form allowing us to do so.

We look forward to assisting you in the financial aid process at Allan Hancock College!