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Promise Plus
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Welcome to the Promise Plus!

The pandemic dealt huge setbacks to many of our students - today, we are offering a path back to stability.

It's 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. Allan Hancock College graduates, on average, earn an additional $9,200 per year upon finishing 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 Fall 2021, Winter 2021, Spring 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year. The Hancock Promise Plus is available to any first-time, continuing, returning, transfer, international students - regardless of residency. 

For updates on the fall semester 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.

Fall Semester

(Includes Term 1 and Term 2 classes)

  • A minimum of 12 units of which one course is in-person by Friday, September 10, 2021

Winter Session

  • no minimum units required
  • students must already be awarded the Promise Plus for either the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters

Spring Semester

(Includes Term 3 and Term 4 classes)

  • A minimum of 12 units of which one course is in-person by Friday, February 18, 2022

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

CCPG recipients are still responsible for additional fees not waived by CCPG. 

Fall 2020 through Spring 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 FAFSA or Dream Act 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.

Fall Semester

(Includes Term 1 and Term 2 classes)

  • Complete and submit by Sept. 10, 2021

Winter Session

  • Complete and submit by Dec. 29, 2021

Spring Semester

(Includes Term 3 and Term 4 classes)

  • Complete and submit by Feb. 18, 2022
    (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 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.

Fall Semester

(Includes Term 1 and Term 2 classes)

  • Required by Sept. 10, 2021

Winter Session

  • Required by Dec. 29, 2021

Spring Semester

(Includes Term 3 and Term 4 classes)

  • Required by Feb. 18, 2022
    (applies only to students who were NOT enrolled in summer or fall 2021 classes

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 29, 2021 for summer or August 2nd (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 2021 to Spring 2022”.  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.

Vaccination Incentive & Clinics!

Allan Hancock College has accepted the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge!

Allan Hancock College has joined colleges and universities across the country to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by offering a $250 Visa gift card to every currently enrolled student who shows proof of any COVID-19 vaccination the fall 2021 semester as part of the White House COVID-10 College Vaccine Challenge! Gift cards will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Visit the Basic Needs webpage for full details on the incentive AND upcoming vaccination clinics.