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Welcome to Financial Aid

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. 

QLess Financial Aid Line

QLess is a new Online Check-In System.  The QLess system allows you to save your spot in line while giving you the opportunity to do other important things. 




Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for Fall 2018-2019. 

Financial Aid Workshops

There will be staff available to provide students with assistance completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA in room MBCC 139. Financial Aid Workshop Dates.pdf


Important Notice:

Year-Around Pell Grant

Eligible students can receive year-around Pell Grant

Return of Title IV Policy

Federal aid recipients who withdraw or are dropped from all classes by the instructor are subject to new regulations regarding the Return of Title IV funds.  Students who withdraw or are dropped from all classes prior to completing more than 60% of the enrollment period are subject to these rules.  Based on the date of the complete withdrawal or drop, the Financial Aid Office will determine the amount, if any, of "unearned" federal financial aid received by the student. 


Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver

The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver waives your enrollment fees.  It will not pay for the following things such as:

  • Health fee
  • Parking permit
  • College Service fee
  • Materials fee


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.

Upcoming Dates


Pell Grant disbursement

(50% payment only if first payment not received )

 Freeze date for enrollment status-changes will not be made up or down to enrollment status after this date 
 FAFSA workshop (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) 
11/6/2017FAFSA workshop (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) 
11/10/2017Veteran's Day - Office Closed 
 Second 50% Pell Grant disbursement                                                                             
11/13/2017FAFSA workshop (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) 
11/16/2017QLess begins 
11/17/2017FAFSA workshop (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) 
  Financial aid disbursement of all funds if not refunded
11/20/2017FAFSA workshop (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) 
11/23/2017 & 11/24/2017Thanksgiving Holiday break - Office Closed 
11/27/17FAFSA workshop (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) 



Financial Aid Programs


Pell GrantBoard of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)Cal Grant B
Work StudyCal Grant C
Direct LoansFull Time Student Success Grant
Afghanistan and Iraq GrantChafee Grant
 California National Guard Grant 

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.

OCC 504/ADA Office - Special Services Building: (714) 432-5042;
OCC Title 9 Office - P.E. and Athletics Building: (714) 432-5766.   ​​​

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Office Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 (Nov 23: CLOSED)
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (Nov 24: CLOSED)
 (Dec 8: CLOSED)
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-5508
FAX: (714) 432-5092