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.
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 29, 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
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. 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