Financial Aid Student Handbook

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to provide information and financial aid support to all eligible students attending Saddleback College. We are devoted to the educational needs of all individuals in the community and the varying specific educational needs of our students.

If you need help with the cost of attending college, the Financial Aid Office has federal and state financial aid programs designed to assist students who need financial help.

The financial aid programs that Saddleback College has to offer students are outlined in this Financial Aid Office Handbook. We hope that you will read it carefully as it is designed to help take the guesswork out of the financial aid process.

Another resource for you is Financial Aid TV (FATV). The service provides instant access to short videos that discuss important financial aid topics. Visit FATV at

Be sure to file the Dream Act Application(Dream Act) or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application will determine your eligibility for the federal and state programs available at Saddleback College. Once you are in our financial aid system you will be able to view the status of your file on “My Financial Aid”. Visit our website at for further information.

If we have not answered your questions, or if you have additional questions, please call (949) 582-4860 or visit the Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Services Center/SSC 106 at Saddleback College:

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm