Campus Support and Services
Once you are enrolled in classes seek out all the help and support you can get on
campus. All students enrolled at Allan Hancock College have the right to access the
same general services such as Tutorial Services, Health Services, Learning Assistance
Program, and Counseling. However, here are some campus resources that every AB 540
students should apply for, join, and utilize.
Book Lending Program
Santa Maria Campus, Building A, CalWORKs office
Two weeks prior to the start of the semester fill out a request to borrow your required
text books. If they have it, you may borrow it! The book lending program do give priority
to AB 540 students or any students not receiving financial aid.
Student organized group that promote resources and advocate for those who fall under
AB 540 status. Anyone is welcome to join the club to help students make their dreams
come true. The club meet every other Friday from 9-10 a.m. in Building S, Room 106.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Emergency grants are available for students that experience an emergency. These funds
do not have to be paid back. Students may apply through the VP of Student Services
Office. Students are funded based on circumstances. The emergency grant is intended
for extenuating housing related cost, food security, medical, dental, computer, and
other unforeseen emergencies. Applications are available in Building A, Room 213,
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
Santa Maria Campus, Building A, Room 201, Second Floor
Apply for EOPS. AB 540 students are eligible for this state funded program. Students
in the EOPS program receive money to help pay for books, priority registration, extra
hours of tutoring, opportunities for free activities and trips, and more. Download the 2016-2017 EOPS application
Santa Maria Campus, Building A, First Floor
Complete the California Dream Act application. This application must be renewed every
year by March 2. Completing the CA Dream Act application allows eligible AB 540 students
to receive state and institutional financial aid. Link to California Dream Act Application
Complete the Board of Governor (BOG) Fee Waiver. If you are still in the process of
completing the CA Dream Act, fill out the BOG prior to enrolling in classes. AB 540
student are eligible to apply for BOG and if you qualify your enrollment fees will
be waived. That mean you won’t have to pay for your classes which typically cost approximately
$138 per class. Download the 2016-2017 BOG Fee Waiver
AHC Foundation Scholarship- This scholarship program allows a student to apply for
various scholarships for Hancock Students by filling out a single application, usually
available from November to February. Link to Allan Hancock College Foundation Scholarship Program
AB 540 Dream Scholarship- This scholarship is open to continuing, returning, or new
Hancock College students. AB 540 eligible high school seniors planning to enroll at
Hancock are encouraged to apply. Applications are typically available from April to
June. Download the 2017-2018 AB 540 Dream Scholarship application
The AIM Fund- Support the needs of Basic Skills and ESL students transitioning from noncredit to
credit classes who are ineligible for financial aid, scholarships, and other forms
of financial assistance.
Health Center Counseling
Santa Maria Campus, Building W, Room 12
Feeling pressure and stress can be normal and will pass with time but if you have
been feeling sad, hopeless, anxious, or not yourself for two or more weeks, it may
be time to meet with a counselor. Visit Student Health Services and work with a counselor
to design an individualized plan and develop strategies to cope with your situation.
Students can meet with a counselor up to 10 times a semester.
Noncredit Student Success and Support Program
Santa Maria Campus, Community Education , Building S
Assist students enrolled in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language,
citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes navigate the educational system
of the college from admissions until students reach their educational goals. The program
provides a range of bilingual services.
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