Activity Fee: Programs and Services

The Student Services/Activity Fee funds activities and services for the entire Hartnell College student body. Part of this fee supports the ASHC, student clubs, and governance activities. Payment of this fee will also activate your Student/CatCard ID. Bring your  receipt as proof of payment to obtain your Student/CatCard ID. You may request a copy of your receipt at the Cashier's Office. Continuing students must also bring the I.D. card that was issued to them in the previous semester for activation. For more information contact the Office of Student Life at (831)755-6734.
**Please note that financial aid recipients will also be charged $10.00 for the Student Services/Activity Fee
** This fee will be refunded ONLY if the student withdraws from Hartnell College and/or requests a refund prior to the issuance of the Student Services/Activities card but no later than the second week of classes. Refund request forms are available in the Office of Student Life.

Activity Fee Information

Student Services/Activity Fee: $10 **
Attention: Effective Spring 2014: Lost or Stolen Hartnell ID Cards have a $5.00 replacement fee (paid at the Cashiers' Office)
Where/How do I use my Student ID Card?
Check out books at the Hartnell Library (required).
Load money to pay for on-campus printing.
Use as a Debit card at the Hartnell Grille (cafeteria).
Identification for Hartnell Student Services (admissions, financial aid, cashiers, counseling, assessment offices)
Fitness Lab/Weight Room Identification/Log-in (Required)
Benefits and Services provided by the Student Activity Fee (ASHC programs/services)

ASHC Programs and Services

Book Voucher Program -  For an application click here
Free Scantrons/Green Book (1 per student)
ASHC Scholarships
Graphing Calculator (Texas Instrument TI-84 Plus) Rental Program - Application click here
Week of Welcome
MST Free Fare Zone
Free entrance to Hartnell Sport Games (Local)
Free entrance to Western Stage Plays
Game Center Access
Discounts at Selected Local Businesses - For list Click Here



Laura Zavala

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Laura was born in Salinas to farm worker parents. She graduated from Alisal High School and continued her education at Hartnell College, where she started working as a ESL and Spanish Tutor and SI. It was through this experience that Laura found her desire for working with students and helping them achieve their educational goals. She was hired as a full time employee in 2005; first as a secretary for the former Center for Teacher Education.  Then she worked for the GEAR UP program for 6 years providing early college awareness and preparation to local middle school and high school students. For the past two years, she has been instrumental in supporting the revamping of the Student Life Department. Laura has focused her efforts in bringing awareness about our Student clubs and assisting the ASHC in developing the future leaders of Hartnell. Laura earned a Bachelors Degree in Teledramatic Arts and Technology from CSUMB and a Masters in Educational Counseling from San Jose State. She is looking forward to working with community organizations and future Hartnell Students. "Hartnell has so much to offer our community, it has been instrumental in my personal and professional growth and I look forward to helping others achieve their our success story."  
Laura nació en Salinas en una familia de padres trabajadores del campo. Laura se graduó de Alisal High School y continúo sus estudios en el Colegio Hartnell donde trabajo como tutora y SI de Inglés como segundo idioma y español. Atreves de esta experiencia, Laura descubrió su deseo por apoyar a otros estudiantes y ayudarles a alcanzar sus metas educativas. En el 2005 recibió la oportunidad de unirse a Hartnell como empleada de tiempo completo en el Centro para Futuros Maestros. Laura también tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar en el programa GEAR UP por seis años. En este programa ella proveía información de opciones de educación superior a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria.  En los últimos dos años, Laura trabajo en la Oficina de Vida  Estudiantil donde se enfocó en actualizar los servicios y programas del esta oficina así como promover las organizaciones estudiantiles y las oportunidades de liderazgo estudiantil.  Laura obtuvo su BA en Arte Teledramatico y Tecnología de la Universidad Estatal de Monterey y una maestría en Consejería Académica de la Universidad Estatal de San José. Actualmente ocupa el rol de College Pathways Coordinator que es un enlace del colegio con organizaciones comunitarias y escuelas de adultos. “Hartnell tiene mucho que ofrecer a nuestra comunidad, ha sido fundamental en mi crecimiento personal y profesional y me entusiasma el ayudar a otros a conseguir su propia historia de éxito.”
Favorite Quote: 

"It's our choices... that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities" J.K Rowling thru Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore 

"No son las habilidades las que demuestran lo que somos, son nuestras decisiones". J.K Rowling atraves de Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore 

Favorite hobbies: 

On her spare time, Laura loves to travel! She has visited, Mexico, Italy, Spain,Morocco, Paris, Prague, London, and Brasil!! In her own words "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." 

En su tiempo libre, a Laura le gusta viajar. Ha visitado Mexico, Italia, España, Marruecos, Paris, Praga, Londres y Brazil. Ella dice que "No he estado en todos lados, pero esta en mis planes."

Favorite movies: 

Interview with the Vampire

Harry Potter

Bridget Jones Diary


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