The mission of the Financial Aid Office at Saddleback College is to provide services to students in their search for funds to help offset the cost of their education and thereby help students pursue their personal and educational goals.

The Financial Aid Office is open for in-person assistance, during our normal business hours.  You can also reach us via phone, email, and virtual counter.  Don’t forget your current Saddleback College ID Card or your valid (non-expired) government-issued photo ID when visiting the Financial Aid Office in person.

Support Schedule

We are available to support you via email at

  • Please provide your Name and Student ID Number in your email.  
  • All emails will be answered within 1 business day.

Financial Aid Specialists are available to provide personal support via Zoom Video Conference:

  • Monday - Thursday: 3 - 5 p.m.
    • Zoom waiting room will close at 4:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Zoom waiting room will close at 11:45 a.m.

Access to our virtual counter for one-on-one assistance via Zoom by clicking here or simply joining with the Zoom Meeting ID: 953 1020 7685

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Phone lines close at 4:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Phone lines close at 1:45 p.m.

Join the Financial Aid Line Virtually

Saddleback College is using the QLess system to eliminate the need for students to wait in long lines to receive service. QLess allows students to virtually join a line without having to physically wait in line. When a student is next to receive service, the student will be notified to return to the service area.

Days and Times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More About Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

Assistance is available to help students pay for college.

Saddleback provides several types of financial assistance to eligible students.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Steps for Applying

Helpful information to help you apply for financial assistance.

Award Guide

Information on your financial aid awards.

Your award letter, also known as your financial aid package, is a conditional offer of the financial aid you are eligible to receive.


Award disbursements

Get information on award disbursements.

California Dream Act

Available for students who qualify for AB540 residency status.

Learn more about the California Dream Act Application.

Financial Aid Applications Changes 2024-25

Learn about changes to financial aid applications beginning 2024-25 academic year.

CARES Act, CRRSAA, and ARP Emergency Funding

Learn about Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF I, II, and III).

Events and Workshops

Learn about Financial Aid events and workshops.

Find your Financial Aid Specialist