Do you need help with applying for Financial Aid? 

FAFSA Overview

CA Dream Act Application Overview

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 and when campus is closed)  January 9 through December 11 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM in Building B-110

Alisal Campus: September 11, October 16, November 13, and December 11 at 3:30 - 5:00 PM in Room C205

Soledad Education Center: August 29, September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21 and December 5 from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM, Room 110

King City Education Center: September 5, October 3, November 14, December 12 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 109


The Golden State Warriors encouraging students to complete their financial aid applications before the priority March 2, 2023, deadline. 





Email Financial Aid

Send email to:

Click to Email Financial Aid

You may send questions and obtain file status via email communication to the financial aid office; please include the following in your email communication.  

  • Your first and last name
  • Your Hartnell student ID # 

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. 


Other Options

Click if you have questions 

General questions may also be answered through the options below.  

  • Hartnell Chatbot, available 24/7
  • Calling 831-755-6806 during office hours

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

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


  • B - Student Services

    B - Student Services