Do you need help with applying for Financial Aid? 

FAFSA Overview

CA Dream Act Application Overview

We are here to help! The Financial Aid Office hosts  FAFSA and DREAM Act Submission Labs to assist you in submitting your financial aid application.  See below for details.

Salinas Main Campus: Every Monday (except holidays) January 9 through December 11 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM in Building B-110

Alisal Campus: February 16, March 13, April 10, May 8, at 3:30 - 5:00 PM in Room C205

Soledad Education Center: January 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25, May 9 from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM, Room 110

King City Education Center: February 24, March 24, April 18 and May 2 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 109


The Golden State Warriors encouraging students to complete their financial aid applications before the priority March 2, 2023, deadline. 




CARES Act Emergency Grants Available Apply Today!


Students enrolled in the Spring 2023 term who are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic can submit an CARES Act Grant Application. Students must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 3 units during the Spring 2023 semester. Funds are limited and priority is given to first time recipients. Awarded students will receive an award notification via their Hartnell email.


Financial Aid Office Services

Virtual Front Desk

Click the Virtual Help Desk for Immediate Assistance!


The Hartnell College Financial Aid Office offers a variety of student support services that are designed to help you with the educational related expenses involved in reaching your educational goals. Please choose one of the two ways to contact the Financial Aid Office. Be sure that you are logged into your account and have your ID number. If you don’t have an ID number, complete a Hartnell College Student Application. Students should also complete all the Steps for Registration.

When you access the virtual front counter on ZOOM during the available hours, you will be placed in a waiting room until the host lets you in, and then you will be greeted by an ambassador. 

Before meeting with a Financial Aid staff member, please have your Photo ID ready. 


Virtual Front Desk

Virtual Front Counter

Virtual Front Desk

Need Financial Aid assistance? Enrollment Services Specialists are available via Zoom to provide live support with these services:

  • General Questions
  • File Status
  • Application Assistance*

*Students needing assistance with the financial aid application must come prepared  income documentation and complete the application's demographic section.

Virtual Front Desk Hours:



Email Financial Aid

Send email to:

Click to Email Financial Aid

You may send questions and obtain file status via email communication to the financial aid office; please include the following in your email communication.  

  • Your first and last name
  • Your Hartnell student ID # 

If you are not a current Hartnell College student or email us from a personal email account, due to FERPA we will only be able to answer general questions.  

Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. 


Other Options

Click if you have questions 

General questions may also be answered through the options below.  

  • Hartnell Chatbot, available 24/7
  • Calling 831-755-6806 during office hours

Due to FERPA, only general questions will be answered through the methods.



Need more help with your financial aid application?

  • Contact FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 
  • Contact the California Student Aid Commission for CA Dream Act assistance at 1-888-224-7268
  • View the PowerPoint slides for our Financial Aid Webinar! Click here to view English and Spanish slides.

Pell Grant recipients may be eligible for discounted Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program

Ayuda Financiera (En Español)

Financial Aid Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fridays: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

*Hours are subject to change. 

Who To Contact

  • Financial Aid Office 
    Phone: (831) 755-6806
    Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
    B - Student Services


  • B - Student Services

    B - Student Services