Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

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.

Hartnell College School Code: 001209

Important Dates and Deadlines

Date Description
October 1, 2019 First Day to submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA and CADAA Application (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021)
October 1, 2020 First Day to submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA and CADAA Application (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022)
March 2, 2021

Priority Deadline for FAFSA and CADAA for the 2021-22 Academic Year.

Deadline to apply for Cal Grant for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. To apply for a Cal Grant your FAFSA and CADAA must be submitted by this date. In addition, your GPA Verification must be postmarked no later than March 2nd.

Deadline for the Salinas Valley Promise Intent Form

June 22, 2021 Census for Spring 2021. Your enrollment status on this date will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility. No other adjustments will be made to your financial aid beyond this date unless you withdraw from all classes. If your financial aid is processed after census date your eligibility will be based on your enrollment at the time your file was completed.
July 2, 2021 Deadline to submit a Satisfactory Academic Process (SAP) Appeal for the Spring 2021 term. 
July 2, 2021 Deadline to submit a Direct Loan Application for the Spring 2021 term.
June 30, 2021 Last Day to submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA and CADAA Application (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021)
July 30, 2021 Deadline to submit new verification forms and documentation for the 2020-2021 academic year.
August 6, 2021 Deadline to submit follow up documentation for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Summer 2021 Disbursement Dates

All disbursement dates are estimated and are subject to change. Disbursements are dependent on the receipt of Federal and State Financial Aid funds.

Federal Pell Grant
File Complete Date Disbursement Date Percentage of Payment
6/02/21 6/14/21 50%
6/21/21 7/1/21 100%
7/16/21 7/28/21 100%
Cal Grant
File Complete Date Disbursement Date Percentage of Payment
6/4/21 (Cal Dream) 6/21/21 100%
6/11/21 (FAFSA) 7/6/21 100%