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Financial Aid
You can afford college!

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

We are able to assist you via in person, telephone, and chat/video-conferencing. We encourage you to find a method that fits your needs. We are committed to continue to offer excellent services while also protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We thank you and appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times. Please stay healthy!

Zoom with us starting Dec 1, 2020!

Available hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ZOOM NOW WITH A FINANCIAL AID STAFF TEAM MEMBER

Are you in need of an Appointment?

For scheduled appointments, Financial Aid Staff is available via telephone and/or video-conferencing. 

If you wish to "see" your Financial Aid Representative via video-conferencing, you are able to do so using Cranium Cafe.  At the time of your appointment, you are required to be logged into your myHancock portal and enter Cranium Cafe.  An email with detailed information will be sent to you once an appointment has been scheduled. You will need to have a webcam and internet connection.  Cranium Cafe is only compatible with Chrome.  

Call 805-862-3290 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 805-862-3290 ext. 3200.  Please have your H# ready.  

To speak to a financial aid representative using online chat, select a financial aid staff member who's light is green and says "Online Now", you can click "Knock on Door" and a financial aid staff member will assist you. 

Online Chat

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#.  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 finaid@hancockcollege.edu

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 or unusual circumstances page.

Are you in need of emergency funds?

If you feel you need of emergency funds, visit CARES Act and 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

STEP A.  COMPLETE YOUR FINANCIAL AID FILE 

Registration opens Nov 4th, 2020 for winter and spring semesters.  Classes fill quickly so register early!

Complete Your:

To ensure your funding for books and supplies is available by the beginning of the semester, please complete your file by April 29, 2020 for summer or June 30, 2020 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 hancockcollege.edu
  • Log in to your myHancock portal 
  • Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid” 
  • Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2020 to Spring 2021”.  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 finaid@hancockcollege.edu.

To ensure your funding for books and supplies is available by the beginning of the semester, please complete your file by April 29, 2021 for summer or June 30, 2021 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 hancockcollege.edu
  • Log in to your myHancock portal 
  • Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid” 
  • Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2021 to Spring 2022”.  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 finaid@hancockcollege.edu.

If you need assistance in competing your financial aid file, contact us via email at finaid@hancockcollege.edu

Step A – Go to www.hancockcollege.edu

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 2020 to Spring 2021”. If you have any unsatisfied requirement/documents, you can see them here.

Step E –Click on the “Award Offer”.

Step A – Go to www.hancockcollege.edu

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 2021 to Spring 2022”. 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

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.

Fall Semester: September 7, 2020

Spring Semester: February 7, 2021

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, FSEOG, 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.

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