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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. QLess Flyer.pdf




Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for Fall 2018-2019. 
Spring 2018 appeal process is now open until April 6, 2018 

Financial Aid Workshops

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



2/1/2018Pell Grant (50%) disbursement 
2/2/2018Financial Aid Workshop                          (MBCC 136 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
2/5/2018Financial Aid Workshop                             (MBCC 136 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
2/9/2018Pell Grant (50%) disbursement
 Direct Plus Loans (100%) disbursement
 Financial Aid Workshop                              (MBCC 136 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
2/12/2018Financial Aid Workshop                              (MBCC 136 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

Office Closed - Flex Day


2/16/2018Office Closed - Holiday
2/19/2018Office Closed - Holiday
2/23/2018First Pell Grant disbursement, if not received 
 Cal Grant (100%) disbursement 
 FTSSG (100%)disbursement 
 Direct Loans (100%) disbursement
 Direct Plus Loans (100%) disbursement
 Financial Aid Workshop                             (MBCC 136 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
2/26/2018Financial Aid Workshop                             (MBCC 136 from 9:00 a.m. to 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.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-5508
FAX: (714) 432-5092