My Financial Aid
DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY FAX
Welcome to Saddleback College's MY FINANCIAL AID.
View your document status
View your financial aid awards
LOG IN DIRECTIONS:
To access the online system, enter your Student ID and your Mysite PIN and click on Submit (DO NOT click on "First Time User").
If you forgot your PIN number, please see the recovery options at:
You must have received a document request email from our office in order to log into this system.
If you completed the CCCApply.org BOG Fee Waiver and not the FAFSA, you can not access My Financial Aid.
Completing a financial aid file is not the same as completing the FAFSA application, as additional documentation is necessary before any award can be made. Students should ensure that they respond in a timely fashion to any request received for additional documentation, as not doing so will delay their award notification, and ultimately their disbursement.
All email from the Financial Aid Office will be sent to your Saddleback email address beginning the first day of school. Your college email address will be the official means of communication with you.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TOPICS
HIGHER ONE CARDS (where your disbursements will be deposited)
Higher One cards are mailed out to students with a complete financial aid file. It is very important that you activate your Higher One card. When you receive your Higher One card it does not mean financial aid funds are available to you at that time. The Higher One cards are sent in advance in order for you to set up your Higher One account and activate your disbursement preferences. Your award letter will have the disbursement information of your financial aid.
HIGHER ONE ATM CAMPUS LOCATIONS
Student Services Building (SSC) - 2nd Floor
Math/Science/Engineering Building (MSE) - Lobby
Saddleback Gymnasium (PE 200) – Foyer
USE OF FUNDS
Financial aid must be used only for approved educational expenses at Saddleback College during the academic year. Approved allowances that are included in the standard financial aid budget include “direct” costs such as tuition, mandatory fees and books. Other costs that may be considered are “indirect” costs such as room and board (rent, food, utilities, household supplies), transportation (bus fare, gas, emergency vehicle repairs), and personal/miscellaneous. Pre-existing debts and conditions will not be considered as an expense.
Financial aid is available to assist eligible students by minimizing the financial burden of attending college. It is intended to assist, NOT REPLACE, resources needed to meet the cost of education. It is intended to pay for expenses that are incurred as a result of going to college and not intended to pay for day-to-day living expenses.
Financial aid funds MAY not be available at the beginning of each semester due to grade posting and/or the processing timeline to determine student’s eligibility. Students are encouraged to be prepared to pay with their own resources for books & supplies.