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Hancock Promise
First Year Free at AHC!

Your future is promising!

The Hancock Promise provides local high school graduates with a year of free tuition at Allan Hancock College! The Promise is open to all students who enroll at Hancock immediately after graduating from a high school located in the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District. Students who are home-schooled or completed their GED through a local adult education program within the district (GED and HiSET graduates) are also eligible.

Benefits for students include:

  • More than $1,200 in tuition and fees during first year at Allan Hancock College
  • Early registration for classes
  • Personalized counseling for academic success
  • Free tutoring and other academic support services.

Steps to Become a Promise Student

*In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we changed the delivery to our Promise Steps. 

  • A copy of your current high school transcript.
    Placement for math and English is based on high school GPA.
  • Your Social Security Number or permanent resident card.
    If you don't have either, leave this section of the application blank.
  • An email address.
    If your parents don't have an email address, they can sign up at or

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After you have submitted the application above, you will receive a welcome email to your personal email address that will help you get started with using your myHancock portalIf you do not receive an email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please search your email for "AHC Admissions." Often the email might go into your junk, spam, or promotions folder.

The email will give you your student ID number (H#) and your username. Be sure to keep it in a safe place. This number will be used throughout your time at Hancock.
You may want to write it down!


To complete the FAFSA, visit or
To complete the CA Dream Act, visit 

To complete information on these applications you will need:

  • 2018 tax return.
  • The Allan Hancock College school code which is 001111
  • Know your Social Security Number, if you have one.
  • Parents'/legal guardians' birthday.
  • Student's personal email address.
  • Parents'/legal guardians' email address

After applying for financial aid, log onto your myHancock portal to check your financial aid status for outstanding documentation requirements, disbursement dates, Satisfactory Academic Progress and other important information about your financial aid file.

Questions about financial aid? Please call the Financial Aid Office at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3200.


STEP B.  COMPLETE YOUR FINANCIAL AID FILE (March 2020 – September 30, 2020)

Registration opens May 6, 2020 for summer and fall semesters.  Classes fill quickly so register early!

To ensure your funding for books and supplies is available by the beginning of the semester, please complete your file by May 8, 2020 for summer or June 30, 2020 for fall. You may complete your file at any time throughout the year, but your funding maybe delayed significantly. Follow the steps below as soon as possible so your eligibility can be determined. 

  • Go to
  • Log in to your myHancock portal 
  • Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid” 
  • Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2020 to Spring 2021”.  You will see your unsatisfied requirement/documents 
  • If you have a Financial Aid Task, you will need to make an account before you can continue 
  • Double click at each of the required items and complete each task/requirement listed.   You may need to print, scan and upload and/or email these documents to
If you need assistance in competing your financial aid file, contact us via email at
  • Go to
  • Log in to your myHancock portal
  • Scroll down to “My Financial Aid” and click “View My Financial Aid”
  • Choose the Award Year: “Summer 2020 to Spring 2021”. If you have any unsatisfied requirement/documents, you can see them here.
  • Click on the “Award Offer”.

Note: There are certain federal eligibility requirements for financial aid and students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

You are required to complete the Online Orientation.  The orientation will provide you with important information concerning student support services, certificate/degree programs, and other "Need to Know" information.  To access the Online Orientation, log onto your myHancock portal, and click on "Online Orientation".

To create a first semester plan, contact the Counseling Department to speak with a counselor on a drop-in session.  

Call the Counseling Department at 1-805-922-6966 ext.3293

We encourage you to take a look at our Educational Planning Presentation which provides valuable information to all Promise Students.

Educational Planning Presentation (English)
Educational Planning Presentation (Spanish)

Once you complete steps 1-4 you are officially a Promise Student!

Promise Priority Registration starts May 6, 2020 at 8 a.m.    
To register for summer and fall classes, log onto your myHancock portal.

Promise Reminders:

  • When you register, refer to your first semester plan which can be found in DegreeWorks in your "Plans" tab.
  • Check your financial aid status for outstanding documentation requirements, disbursement dates, Satisfactory Academic Progress and other important information about your financial aid file.
  • You must register for at least 12 units each semester, both fall and spring.
  • You must complete one English and one math class during the first year if required by the program of study

Questions about registration? Call Admissions & Records at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248

Complete by November 2020
An SEP is a comprehensive semester-by-semester plan in DegreeWorks listing all courses you will need to complete in order to reach your educational goal.  

To schedule your SEP appointment, call the Counseling Department at 1-805-922-6966 ext.3293.

Join Us at Hancock!

Join Us at Hancock

Join Us at Hancock! is a digital guide just for you. It identifies programs and services to meet your needs as a First-Year Hancock Promise student and includes a special First-Year Promise Calendar with key dates to follow.

Download your Join Us at Hancock! digital guide to find out how to access:

  • Free laptops and graphing calculators (equipment)
  • Housing and food resources (Basic Needs Resources)
  • Free printing, tutoring, and other academic support services (Library & ARC)
  • Career support services (Career Center)
  • Free health services
  • Financial Aid
  • Academic Counseling
  • Applications for support programs and services (EOPS, CAN-TRIO, Puente, MESA-STEM, Men’s Support)

Registration for classes remains open through August 21, 2020.
Term 2 classes begin October 12, 2020 and many are still available. Check out the class schedule here.

Keep us posted. Let us know your questions. Please feel free to contact us at (805) 347-7550 or and thank you for choosing Allan Hancock College!


Keep Track of Your Progress with the Promise App!

Download The Hancock Promise app to your Apple or Android phone to keep track of your progress with the Hancock Promise.  

  • Open the app and follow the instructions to set up your username and password. You will need your name, student ID number (H#), and your date of birth.
  • Check the app for updates on your progress, important due dates, and other information to help you complete your Hancock Promise steps.
  • Have questions? Read the app FAQs or use the app to connect Hancock by phone at 1-805-347-7550 or email
 Promise App

For more information:
Email :
Phone Number: 805-347-7550