If you have general questions regarding your file, the staff will be happy to assist you. Please make sure to bring a state-issued photo identification card with you, along with your Ohlone College student ID card, to the Financial Aid window.


Financial Aid Window Hours

Come no later than 30 minutes prior to the window closing time to ensure you will be seen.Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs window.

Please note that all processing of financial aid files is done at the Fremont campus. Remember to contact your case manager, via email, with questions regarding the status of your file. You can also refer to your Web Advisor account for status updates.

The Newark campus office is available to answer general questions and to drop off missing documents.

(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Financial Aid Hours – Fall 2018
Location Days Hours
Fremont Campus - Regular Hours
Second floor lobby, Building 7
Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 5:00pm


8:30am - 1:00pm

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Winter Break


Newark Campus - Regular Hours
Room NC1312, first floor, Wing 3
Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Winter Break



Hours for Evening Students - Appointment Only

Financial Aid Office evening hours are available by appointment only. If you are unable to come by during our normal office hours, call (510) 659-6150.

Email, Location, TelephoneImportant Financial Aid Dates.

Financial Aid Office Staff

Who Do I See When I Have Questions?

To provide better and more comprehensive services to Ohlone College students, each team member is assigned a caseload by students' last names. If you have questions regarding your financial aid file, contact the team member assigned to your last name. Listed also are the specific programs monitored by each team member.

Financial Aid Staff Contact Information
Name & Program Telephone Number Email Last Names Beginning
Minh Dinh,
(510) 659-6262  mdinh@ohlone.edu  
Trang Banh,
Veterans Benefits, CalGrants
(510) 979-7548 tbanh@ohlone.edu A-B, X-Z
Farzana Barakai (510) 659-7378 fbarakzai@ohlone.edu C-J

Thao Nguyen,
Direct Loans

(510) 659-6195 tnnguyen@ohlone.edu K-M
Spencer Washington,
Emergency Loans, Scholarships
(510) 659-7332 swashington@ohlone.edu N-R
Wing Hung,
Return to Title IV
(510) 742-2342 whung@ohlone.edu S-W


Financial Aid Office Administration

Deborah L. Griffin
Director, Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs
Veterans Certifying Official
Foster Youth Success Initiative Liaison
Chafee Grant, Federal Work-Study