In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Financial Aid Office has transitioned to online services. Financial Aid staff are available to serve you through various methods.

Have a quick question?

Financial Aid staff is available to answer quick questions by login into Cranium Cafe's online chat during office hours with your Hartnell ID# and password. Once logged in, 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. 

Need to submit forms? 

Forms and questions may be submitted to from your Hartnell email account. Please include your Hartnell ID number. An Email Authorization form must be on file for the academic year. Due to an increase in the volume of emails, please allow 3 to 5 days for processing. Please plan accordingly. Forms may also be faxed to (831)759-6014. 

Do you have general questions?

General questions may also be answered at any time via our CHATBOT. General questions may also be answered by calling 831-755-6806. Specific information about your financial aid cannot be released via telephone.  

California Dream Act Forms

Additional forms are often needed to complete your financial aid file. Log into your PAWS for Students account and click My Documents to check for any outstanding documents needed to complete your file. You should also regularly monitor your Hartnell email for notifications from the Financial Aid Office. 

Complete and submit required documents to the Financial Aid Office for review. In certain cases, additional documents may be requested. Documents are processed on a first come, first served basis. During PEAK periods, processing time may be as long as 8 weeks. Financial aid forms may be submitted via your Hartnell email account. Please keep in mind that you must have an Email Authorization Form on file for the current academic year. 

If you have been selected for verification, you will receive a letter and/or email informing you of which forms you will need to complete and submit to the Financial Aid Office.  Please do not submit any verification forms unless you are notified to do so. 


2020-2021 CA Dream Act Forms

Email Authorization form

CA Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request Form

CA Dream Asset Information Worksheet

CA Dream Dependent Verification Worksheet

CA Dream Independent Verification Worksheet

CA Dream Parent Income Certification Form

CA Dream Student Identity Form

CA Dream Student Income Certification Form