Do you need help with applying for Financial Aid?
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) August 15 through December 12 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM in Building B-110
Alisal Campus: August 8, September 5, October 10, November 7, December 5 at 3:30 - 5:00 PM in Room C205
Soledad Education Center: August 9 & 23, September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 15, December 6 from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM, Room 110
King City Education Center: September 7, and October 7 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 109
CARES Act Emergency Grants Available Apply Today!
Available Apply Today! see below for details
Students enrolled in the Fall 2022 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 Fall 2022 semester. Funds are limited and priority is given to first time recipients. Awarded students will receive an award notification via their Hartnell email.
In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Financial Aid Office has transitioned to online services. Financial Aid staff are working remotely and are available to serve you through various methods.
Financial Aid Office Services
Click the Virtual Help Desk for Immediate Assistance!
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Fridays: 9am - 1pm
*Hours are subject to change
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 @student.hartnell.edu 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
Need Financial Aid assistance? Enrollment Services Specialists are available via Zoom to provide live support with these services:
*Students needing assistance with the financial aid application must come prepared income documentation and complete the application's demographic section.
Virtual Front Desk Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm and Friday 9am - 1pm
Email Financial Aid
Send email to:
You may send questions and obtain file status via email communication to the financial aid office; please include the following in your email communication.
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.
General questions may also be answered through the options below.
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! Click the image below for more information.
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