As a result of the growing concerns around the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19), Monterey County has issued a Shelter-in-Place order effective March 18, 2020.  For more information, visit the Hartnell College website.

Hartnell College is committed to continue to serve our students.

To take protective measures, Financial Aid Staff are working remotely to continue to serve you and keep the public safe.

We understand that you may have questions about your financial aid status. Below are the different ways our team can support you.

Forms and questions may be submitted to from your Hartnell Gmail account. In addition, forms can also be faxed to (831)759-6014 or submitted via the Financial Aid Dropbox in Building B. 

General questions may also be answered via our newly implemented CHATBOT named Oscar or by calling 831-755-6806. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.

For more information on Coronavirus and Forbearance information for Students, Borrowers and Parents please visit announcements-events/ coronavirus 

 Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, Hartnell College will begin to offer Federal Direct Student Loans.  The U.S. Department of Education's federal student loan program is the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.  Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. Hartnell College offers two types of direct loans:

  • Direct Subsidized Loans are loans for eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans for eligible undergraduate students, but eligibility is not based on need.

Direct Loans are borrowed funds and must be repaid with interest. Loans should be used as a last resort to pay for educational expense. Please for more information.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Submit a FAFSA and all requested documents
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6-units
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • No overpayment owed to Federal Grant Programs
  • No Defaulted Loan

Students who wish to borrow should contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. 

2019-2020 Federal Direct Loan Deadlines

Fall 2019 - October 29, 2019

Spring 2020 - April 14, 2020

Summer 2020 - July 14, 2020