Veteran's Emergency Loan Program

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An emergency loan covers immediate needs when a veteran’s financial aid is delayed or unavailable. Loans are interest free
and must be repaid within 30 days. Loans are for a maximum of $500, and are a one-time disbursement.


Only student veterans who are enrolled and plan to attend
Allan Hancock College are eligible.



  • VA benefits are delayed
  • Benefits are not provided in between semesters - but rent and car payments don’t stop
  • No longer eligible for financial aid or education benefits
  • Textbook purchases can’t wait for benefits
  • Medical emergencies
  • Child care


  • With 2 MILLION veterans residing in California, the state leads the nation in the number of veterans.
  • More than 44,000 veterans and active duty service members enrolled at a community college in 2012-13.
  • Community colleges provide the majority of vet higher education, as most veterans are ineligible for direct admission to California public universities.
  • Our role is not limited to providing academic and career training, but also to assist with the difficult adjustment transitioning to life after military service, and particularly after combat deployment.
Call 805-922-6966 ext. 3200 or email

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