Institutional Programs - Financial Aid Office

AB19: California College Promise Free College Program

The Ohlone College Promise Free College Program is available for first-time, full-time students for the first year (up to 30 units) of their academic program.  It covers the enrollment fees and mandatory fees for the fall and spring semesters only.

General Qualifications:

  • Students must be a graduate of an Ohlone District high school
  • Student must be a California resident or AB540 eligible
  • Students must be attending Ohlone College for the first time at the undergraduate level (this includes students who entered with advanced standing/college credits earned before graduating from high school)
  • Students must have an identified degree or certificate major
  • Student must complete a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application

To be considered for the Ohlone College Promise Free College Program students can obtain an application from the Fremont or Newark Financial Aid office or click here

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Emergency Short-Term Loan (STL) Program

Ohlone College offers a limited Emergency Short-Term Loan (STL) Program that may allow students having financial difficulties to apply for funds up to $300 per semester. This loan must be repaid to Ohlone College within 60 days or by the end of the semester, whichever comes first. If the loan is not repaid on time, a "HOLD" will be placed on the student's records, and the account will be referred to an agency for collection. Any recovery fees will be charged to the borrower.

General Qualifications:

  • The student must be enrolled for at least six units.
  • Returning students must have completed their previous semester at Ohlone College with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students must be Pell Grant or Direct Loan eligible.
Contact the Financial Aid Office for application information.If the student has borrowed previously from the College, the student must have a good repayment record.


Ohlone College Foundation Grants and Scholarship Programs

The Ohlone College Foundation provides grant, scholarship, and loan monies to eligible students. Through its fund raising efforts and individual donations, the Foundation provides funds for awards such as:

  • Semester Abroad Scholarships
  • Honor Society Scholarships
  • Art League European Trip Scholarships
  • Valedictorian Scholarships
  • Associated Students of Ohlone College Scholarships
  • and Drama Department Scholarships

In addition, the Foundation funds the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Matching Grant Program, and the Nursing Book Grant Program.