This page is a guide to various basic needs services provided by, or through, Hartnell College. If you know of information that should be included or changed, please email vagonzalez@hartnell.edu. Thank you!

Affordable Textbooks at Hartnell

Student and faculty resources for zero- and low-cost textbooks are available on this webpage.

Salinas Valley Promise

  • A free laptop or Panther Bookstore voucher. First-time, full-time enrolled college student. 
  • Visit the Salinas Valley Promise website at hartnell.edu/promise.  

TRIO

MESA Program (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievements)

Veterans Service Center

Academy for College Excellence (ACE Program)

EOPS (Extended Opportunity Program)/CARE

Salinas Valley Promise

  • A free laptop or Hartnell Bookstore voucher. First-time, full-time enrolled college student. 
  • Visit the Salinas Valley Promise website at hartnell.edu/promise

TRIO

Information Technology

  • Free loan of a Chromebook.  Any currently enrolled student can check out the equipment.  
  • Fill out a request form at: https://wapp1.hartnell.edu/equipment or by calling IT at: 831-755-6789. 

Wireless Internet Services

  • Monterey County maintains information about discount and free wireless services on its website.

MESA Program (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievements)

Library

  • All students are provided a 2 hour loan of calculators for math courses or laptops for zoom meetings, group projects or research for use while in the library.
  • Check with the Library Technician at the Circulation or Media Services desk. A signed laptop loan agreement must be on file for the student.  
  • For more information, please visit: https://www.hartnell.edu/library/borrowing-policies.html

Veterans Service Center

Academy for College Excellence (ACE Program)

Panther Learning Lab

  • Provides online tutoring for students with qualified student tutors in various academic areas.
  • Tutor Services Coordinator -- Frank Henderson 831-755-6738 or email fhenders@hartnell.edu.

EOPS (Extended Opportunity Program)/CARE

DSPS (Department of Supportive Programs & Services)

  • DSPS students have access to computers with assistive technologies such as: screen readers, voice recognition, note-taking and magnification software. Braille, large print and PDF also available.
  • Visit DSPS website for eligibility or for more information at: https://www.hartnell.edu/students/programs/dsps/registration.html

Office of Student Life

  • Students can rent a TI-84 calculator for math classes ($20 a semester)
  • Students can apply in the library, Building A.

Office of Student Life

  • CalFresh is a statewide program that provides financial assistance for food.
  • Eligible students receive a card to purchase food that is accepted at most supermarkets.  
  • Pop-up Pantries occur all semester, providing food donated by the Food Bank of Monterey County. Held from 12-2 p.m. every other Friday in the Hartnell Parking Structure on Main Campus.
  • Visit Office of Student Life for more information at: https://www.hartnell.edu/students/osl/

Veterans Service Center

CARE

  • Monthly CARE meal voucher to spend at the Hartnell Grille & Starbucks on main campus.

Crisis Counseling

Health & Wellness

  • Hartnell College is committed to creating an atmosphere where everyone can work and study free of discrimination and harassment, while improving the mental health, health, and basic needs of all students.
  • Visit Office of Student Life for more information at: https://www.hartnell.edu/students/osl

Veterans Service Center

MST

  • Hartnell students are able to ride FREE on ALL MST routes by presenting their valid electronic student ID to the driver -- any day, any time.  Student CAT card must have a clear picture and state current semester of registration. 
  • Visit Office of Student Life for more information at: https://www.hartnell.edu/students/osl

Child Development Center

CARES Act

Veterans Service Center

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Office of Student Life

  • Free ticket to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Each student is limited to one ticket per year. Tickets are available at the Office of Student Life in Building C.  Please bring your student ID to receive ticket.