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.

Dream Club
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 dreamclub@live.com for any questions and visit AHC Dream Club on Facebook.

Emergency Grant
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, Second Floor.

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 EOPS application

Financial Aid
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 2017-2018 BOG Fee Waiver

Hancock Scholarships
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 that 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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