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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.

To reach us via Zoom, please click the button below during the following hours:

​Financial Aid Virtual Front Desk Schedule

​Monday
​Tuesday
​Wednesday
​Thursday
​Friday
​9am-1pm
​9am-1pm
​1pm-5pm
​1pm-5pm
​9am-12pm

Note: The Virtual Front Desk will be closed on all campus observed holidays.




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 Thursday, 8 am-5 pm and Friday 8 am-2 pm.

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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 18  - Fall Freeze Date - The financial aid date 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 13 - Fall ONLY Loan Request Deadline
  • April 4, 2021 - Spring Freeze Date -  The financial aid date 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.
  • April 23, 2021 - Spring Loan Request Deadline
  • TBD - Summer Freeze Date - The financial aid date 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.
  • TBD - Summer Loan Request Deadline
Fall 2020 SAP appeal process is now closed.  The deadline date was November 20, 2020.


Spring 2021 SAP Appeal process is now open until May 7, 2021.  


Summer 2021 Appeal process is now through July 09, 2021.  

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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