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Promise Plus
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Welcome to the Promise Plus!

The pandemic dealt huge setbacks to many in our community.  Allan Hancock College offers a path back to stability.

It is called the Hancock Promise Plus.

The Promise Plus provides financial access to higher education at Allan Hancock College for all students who complete the Promise Plus steps, regardless of residency. The purpose? To support our students and invest in our community. On average, Allan Hancock College graduates earn an additional $9,200 per year upon completing their degrees. They are also more likely to engage in positive civic activity and less likely to need public assistance. 

Qualified students can attend Hancock tuition- and fee-free over the course of the 2022-23 academic year (summer 2022 through Spring 2023). The Hancock Promise Plus is available to any first-time, continuing, returning, transfer, and international students - regardless of residency. 

Summer and fall 2022 class search is available online April 11 and priority registration begins April 25.  Summer classes begin June 13 and fall classes begin August 15.

For updates on COVID-19 protocols for the academic year at Hancock, visit the college's COVID-19 webpage.

Steps to the Promise Plus

The steps below will set you up for success at AHC. Want more information? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply for admission

This step is only required for new or returning students. Continuing students do not need to apply again.

How to Apply for Admission

By clicking on the "Apply for Admission" link, you will be directed to the California Community College Online Application.  It is important that you complete BOTH steps:

Step 1: Create a CCCApply account and receive a CCCID, and
Step 2: Complete the application for admission for Allan Hancock College.

After completing the application for admission, an email will be sent to the address provided on your application which will include your AHC myHancock log-in information and your student identification number, also known as an H number. 

If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please search your email for "AHC Admissions." Often the email might go into your junk, spam, or promotions folder.

Video: Getting started with the myHancock portal

NOTE: Have you attended another college/university?  Students who have attended other accredited colleges/universities are required to submit all official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office for an evaluation. This also includes students that have Advanced Placement (AP), IB, CLEP, and military credit 

Contact Admissions and Records Office for more information at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248.


  • A minimum of 6 units of which one course is in-person by *Friday, June 24, 2022.  The Promise Plus award will be posted the week of June 27, 2022*. 


(Includes Term 1 and Term 2 classes only)

  • A minimum of 12 units of which one course is in-person by Friday, August 26, 2022. Students waitlisted for term 2 classes must be enrolled by October 14, 2022.
    The Promise Plus award will be posted once ALL of the Promise Plus requirements have been fulfilled.  The last day to be eligible for the Promise Plus program for the fall semester is *Friday, December 16, 2022.


  • No minimum units required
  • Students must already be awarded the Promise Plus for either the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters by *Monday, December 12, 2022.


(Includes Term 3 and Term 4 classes)

  • by Friday, February 17, 2023. Students waitlisted for term 4 classes must be enrolled by March 31, 2023.
    The Promise Plus award will be posted once ALL of the Promise Plus requirements have been fulfilled. The last day to be eligible for the Promise Plus program for the spring semester is Friday, June 2, 2023.

Please note that we will NOT be dropping students for non-payment for the 2022-2023 academic year. Promise Plus awards will be posted to the student's financial aid account and can be viewed in the myHancock portal once the student has met ALL of the Promise Plus criteria.

*All students must meet the Promise Plus requirements at the date shown above for each semester/session to be awarded the Promise Plus. Students who do NOT meet the Promise Plus requirements by the deadlines shown above will be responsible for paying their nonresident tuition, enrollment fees, health fee, student center fee, course materials fees, and student representation fee.

How to Register and Pay for Classes

Log onto your myHancock portal and verify your registration date under "My Registration Date" (available approximately one month before registration opens).

Video Help: How to Register for a Class at Hancock
Cómo registrarse para las clase

How to Register for Classes from the Waitlist
Cómo registrarse a clases estando en lista de espera

Go to myHancock to Register for Classes

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) recipients are still responsible for additional fees not waived by CCPG. 

Fall 2020 through Fall 2022 - Due to COVID-19, students are currently NOT being dropped for non-payment. We encourage you to make your payment as soon as possible to avoid having a hold placed on your student account. 

Contact the Cashier Services for more information at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3270 or 3626 or visit the Cashier Services webpage and select "Payment Deadlines".

All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CDAA) application to maximize their financial aid options. Below are priority dates to ensure your success.  If you are unable to submit a FAFSA or Dream Act Application, please contact Mary Dominguez, Dean of Student Services at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3657 or by email at

Students enrolled in summer or fall semesters who have NOT completed their FAFSA or CDAA by the date listed may have a hold placed on their record which will prevent them from registering for classes; and they will be responsible for any outstanding fees owed.


  • Complete and submit by Friday, June 24, 2022


(Includes Term 1 and Term 2 classes)

  • Complete and submit by Sept. 9, 2022


  • Complete and submit by Dec. 28, 2022


(Includes Term 3 and Term 4 classes)

  • Complete and submit by Feb. 17, 2023
    (applies only to students who were NOT enrolled in summer or fall 2021 classes)

How to Complete the FAFSA or CDAA

To complete the FAFSA or to complete the CA Dream Act

3 Steps to Complete your FAFSA or Dream Act

Cash for College Webinars

After applying for financial aid, log onto your myHancock portal to check your financial aid status for outstanding documentation requirements, disbursement dates, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and other important information about your financial aid file.

Questions about financial aid? Please call the Financial Aid Office at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3200.

Summer Semester

  • Required by Friday, June 24, 2022

Fall Semester

(Includes Term 1 and Term 2* classes)

  • Required by Sept. 9, 2022

*Students on a waitlist for term 2 classes must be enrolled no later than Oct 14, 2022.

Winter Session

  • Required by Dec. 28, 2022

Spring Semester

(Includes Term 3 and Term 4* classes)

  • Required by Feb. 17, 2023
    (applies only to students who were NOT enrolled in summer or fall 2022 classes

*Students on a waitlist for term 4 classes must be enrolled no later than March 31, 2023.

How to Accept the Promise Plus

To ensure your funding for books and supplies is available by the beginning of the semester, please complete your file by April 24, 2022 for summer or August 1, 2022 (priority completion date).  You may complete your file at any time throughout the year, we do disburse most financial aid awards weekly.  However, your file must be complete before you can be awarded financial aid funds.  Follow the steps below as soon as possible so your eligibility can be determined.

  1. Log in to your myHancock portal 
  2. Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid” 
  3. Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2022 to Spring 2023”.  You will see your unsatisfied requirement/documents 
  4. If you have a Financial Aid Task, you will need to make an account before you can continue 
  5. 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

Questions about Promise Plus? Call the Hotline!

Reach us on the Promise Plus Hotline at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248 or see our Promise Plus FAQ webpage.