University description (as per official university website)
Hartnell Community College, also known as Hartnell, is a two-year, community college located in Salinas, California, United States. It was founded in the year 1920 as Salinas Junior College and renamed in 1948 to Hartnell Community College.
Hartnell Community College offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The college enrolls more than 9,000 students each term. The student body at Hartnell is ethnic and diverse. It includes 52% Latino, 33% White, 5% Asian, 5% Filipino, 3% Black, 1% Native American students, and 1% other minorities.
The college is home to various student clubs and organizations including the Hartnell Fine Arts Club, International Students Association, MESA Rocket Club, and Political Science Club. The official mascot of Hartnell is the Black Panther.
Hartnell College provides the leadership and resources to ensure that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals. We are responsive to the learning needs of our community and dedicated to a diverse educational and cultural campus environment that prepares our students for productive participation in a changing world.
The Financial Aid staff looks forward to helping you discover the many ways to help make college affordable. Our priority is assisting students through the Financial Aid process.
The purpose of financial aid programs is to remove financial barriers that may prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. By working on your application together, we can help you understand how to pay your way through college and you can reach your goals more quickly.
Financial Aid Office
When you access financial assistance at Hartnell, you will begin to tailor your educational path to fulfill your aspirations, whether you want to transfer to a four-year university, earn a certificate of completion, or earn an associate degree.
Financial Aid programs attempt to fill the gap that may exist between the cost of education and the money available to students from family, employment, savings, and other resources. Hartnellís Financial Aid programs assist students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education due to financial hardship.
We offer a variety of financial aid programs that are funded by government and private sources to help you get through college. These include grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and loan programs. Since there are so many ways to finance your education, Hartnell's Financial Aid Office can provide key information to help you access the kind of assistance to meet your unique needs.