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

Email Support

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.

 Zoom Virtual Counter

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.

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

Phone Support

  • Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Phone lines close at 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Phone lines close at 5:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Phone lines close at 2:45 p.m.

In-Person Support

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 and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 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.