Students enrolled in Summer 2021 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 Summer 2021 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.
Click the Virtual Help Desk for Immediate Assistance!
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Fridays: 8:30am - 1pm
Financial Aid Office
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. Not sure how to join a zoom meeting? Watch this Tutorial.
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 with their FSA ID, income documentation and complete the application's demographic section.
Virtual Front Desk Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
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.
Need more help with your financial aid application?
- Watch our tutorial videos on our YouTube page or checking out our short FaTV videos!
- Contact FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 or via Live Chat
- 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.
- Register for a State Wide Cash for College Webinar!
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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 - 5:00 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