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Welcome to Financial Aid

During this temporary campus closure, the financial aid office will continue to provide you the same excellent services you were accustomed to but in a new virtual world. As we transition to this new environment, select services will be limited; rest assured all processing of financial aid payments will continue as normal. Please see our disbursement schedule for more detail.


As in the past, you may reach us by email at occfinaid@occ.cccd.edu and phone by dialing (714)432-5508. We are currently responding to all emails and voicemails within 48 hours and remain available during our business hours.  We are here to help, join us in our virtual world by clicking the links below.


Perspective students, click here to be added to our virtual financial aid line where our financial aid representative can assist you with general financial aid information. Available hours of service, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.


Students who have applied to OCC or are attending, knock on the door of any available representative to be assisted with all of your financial aid questions, concerns and needs. Please have your MyCoast Login available. Available hours of service, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Video chat with FA Customer Service Representatives on Cranium Cafe

If no one is available above, join the line here. A Financial Aid represenative will be with you shortly.


The Financial Aid Office at Orange Coast College is here to provide students a better understanding of available financial aid programs and services.  We are committed to administering our programs with integrity and professionalism.  We value and take pride in the diversity of our students and the support we provide in promoting student success. 

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Announcements:


ATTENTION

If your file is selected for a process called verification, you will be required to submit additional documentation.  Please check your MyCoast for any requests.  Processing time is 4-6 weeks and we process on a first come, first serve basis.  No exceptions.  
  • October 20  - Fall Freeze Date - The financial aid date which is used each semester to lock in a student's enrollment status for awarding financial aid. No classes added after this date are considered in the payment of financial aid
  • November 15 - Fall ONLY Loan Request Deadline
  • March 22, 2020 - Spring Freeze Date -  The financial aid date which is used each semester to lock in a student's enrollment status for awarding financial aid. No classes added after this date are considered in the payment of financial aid.
  • May 1 - Spring Loan Request Deadlilne
  • July 12 - Summer Freeze Date - The financial aid date which is used each semester to lock in a student's enrollment status for awarding financial aid. No classes added after this date are considered in the payment of financial aid.
  • July 24 - Summer Loan Request Deadline
Fall 2019 SAP appeal process is now closed.  Deadline date was November 27, 2019.


Spring 2020 SAP Appeal process is now open until May 1, 2020.  


Summer 2020 Appeal process is now through July 10, 2020.  

All appeals are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.  No exceptions.


                 
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Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student information can only be released to the student unless an Information Release Authorization form is on file documenting additional individuals.
        


For additional financial aid information, please view the Coast Community College District site at 

The Coast Community College District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


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