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 be faxed to (831)759-6014. 

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.


Hartnell College Title IV Institution Code 001209

Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to students who complete their application by March 2nd of each year. The school will review your application and may request more information if it is necessary to complete your file. You will receive an award letter once the College has received your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal government.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020


2019-2020 FAFSA form available to apply.

2019-2020 CA Dream Act Application available to apply.

October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021

2020-2021 FAFSA form available to apply.

2020-2021 CA Dream Act Application available to apply.

March 2nd

Priority Financial Aid filing deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Deadline. To apply for Cal Grant A, B, or C for the 2020-2021 academic year Cal Grant GPA Verification must be postmarked no later than March 2nd. 

Salinas Valley Promise Intent Form Deadline.


February 10, 2020

Census date for the Spring 2020 term. Your enrollment on this date will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility. No other adjustments will be made to your aid unless you withdraw from all classes. If your financial aid is processed after census date eligibility will be based on your enrollment at that time.

April 14, 2020

Last day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Process (SAP) Appeal for the Spring 2020 term.

April 14, 2020

Last day to submit a Direct Loan Application for the Spring 2020 term.

July 31, 2020

Last day to submit new Verification Forms and documentation for the 2019-2020 academic year.

August 7, 2020

Last day to submit follow up documentation for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Spring 2020 Estimated Disbursement Dates (dates below are approximate and are subject to change) 



File Complete Date

Approximate BankMobile Disbursements Date

Percentage of Payment

PELL Grant List #1  01/10/20 01/22/20  50%
PELL Grant List #2  01/24/20 02/04/20  50% 
PELL Grant List #3    02/13/20 02/26/20  100%
PELL Grant List #4 03/09/20 03/17/20 100% 
PELL Grant List #5 03/23/20 04/01/20 100%
PELL Grant List #6 04/06/20 04/14/20 100%
PELL Grant List #7 04/20/20 04/28/20 100%
PELL Grant List #8 05/11/20 05/19/20 100%
PELL Grant List #9 - - -

File Complete Date

Approximate BankMobile Disbursements Date

Approximate CalDream Check Availability Date

Percentage of Payment

Cal Grant (FAFSA)  #1   TBD TBD N/A 100%
Cal Grant (Dreamer#1  TBD N/A TBD 100%



SSCG (Dreamer) #1 TBD N/A



  File Complete Date Approximate BankMobile Disbursements Date Percentage of Payment
SEOG Grant List #1 TBD TBD 100%
SEOG Grant List #2 TBD TBD 100%
The disbursement dates above are tentative. Disbursements are dependent on the receipt of Federal and State Financial Aid funds.
























Who To Contact

  • Financial Aid Office
    Phone: 831-755-6806
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: Financial Aid Department
    B - Student Services