To Report COMMON/NEW ISSUES WITH THE 2024-25 FAFSA to the FAFSA Issue Reporting Hotline

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Webinar Alert: FAFSA in Spanish

Federal Student Aid invites you to join our free federal financial aid webinar in Spanish with English subtitles, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.


This session will be open for students, families, college access professionals and those who support Spanish speaking communities. We will outline the process to submit the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form.
The recording will be available on the FSA Outreach YouTube channel @FSAOutreach.
En Espanol:
La oficina de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes le invita a unirse a nuestro seminario web gratuito sobre ayuda financiera federal en español con subtítulos en inglés, el miércoles 17 de abril de 2024 a las 8 p.m. hora del este.
Esta sesión estará abierta para estudiantes, familias, profesionales de acceso a la universidad y aquellos que apoyan a las comunidades de habla hispana. Describiremos el proceso para presentar el formulario 2024-25 de Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA®).
La grabación estará disponible en el canal de YouTube de FSA Outreach @FSAOutreach.


Do you need help with applying for Financial Aid? 

Submission Labs for FAFSA/CADAA

We are here to help! The Financial Aid Office hosts  FAFSA and DREAM Act Submission Labs (English) and Taller para solicitudes de FAFSA y Dream Act (Spanish) to assist you in submitting your financial aid application.  See below for details.

Salinas Main Campus: Every Monday 1/8 - 5/13 (Except holidays) 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Building B, Room 110

*March 11, March 18, and March 25 will be held in Building B, Room 203

Alisal Campus: February 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6 at 3:30 - 5:00 PM in Room C205

Soledad Education Center: January 24, February 7, February 28, March 13, April 3, April 17 and May 1 from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM, Room 110

King City Education Center: February 13, March 12, April 16, May 7 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 109


Email Financial Aid

Send email to:


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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

Who To Contact

  • Financial Aid Office
    Phone: (831) 755-6806
    Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
    B - Student Services


  • B - Student Services

    B - Student Services