My Financial Aid
Welcome to Saddleback College's MY FINANCIAL AID.
My Financial Aid is designed so you can do the following:
- Check the status of your application
- View a list of documents that we have received from you and a list of the document you still need to submit to us
- View your financial aid awards
- View messages
- View your disbursement dates
LOG IN DIRECTIONS:
To access the online system, enter your Student ID and your new My Financial Aid password and click the submit button. If you are a new student, please click on the "First Time User" link to create an account. You will be asked to verify your account before the system lets you create the account.
You must have filed a FAFSA and received a document request email from our office in order to log into My Financial Aid. If you completed the CCCApply California College Promise Grant application and not the FAFSA you will not be able to log-in to My Financial Aid.
IMPORTANT LOG IN UPDATE - EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2018
To ensure your personal information is secure when logging into your financial aid portal you will be required to create a password that contains at least 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case character, 1 number, a special character and be a minimum of 9 characters in length. This will be a separate login from your MySite login information. Furthermore, you will be required to change your password every 60 days. This change goes into effect May 18, 2018.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TOPICS
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 emails 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.
DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY FAX OR EMAIL
HOW FINANCIAL AID FUNDS ARE DELIVERED
In order to receive your financial aid you will receive an email with instructions to select one of the available electronic disbursement options:
- Your bank account via ACH direct deposit (3-5 business days)
- The Saddleback Cash Card, a Money Network® Enabled MasterCard® (same day).
*The email will direct you to select your option by “Enrolling Today” at www.saddleback.edu/Refunds
*You must be enrolled in classes in order to enroll with Money Network.
USE OF FUNDS
Financial aid is available to assist eligible students in paying their costs for attending college. It is intended to assist, NOT REPLACE, resouces needed to meet your costs of attendance.
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 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.