Welcome to SBCC Financial Aid


Students may apply for a variety of financial aid assistance using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act and scholarships applications.

All financial aid is disbursed directly to the student through their student account. Check your Pipeline account regularly for any information regarding your SBCC financial aid. 

Much of the SBCC campus is working remotely due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Financial Aid Office is open for in-person, front desk services as follows:

Tuesdays:  2:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesdays:  9:00am - 1:00pm

Thursdays:  12:00 noon - 4:00pm

The Financial Aid Office is also available remotely.  Zoom into our Virtual Front Desk, or chat with our friendly staff using our chatbot.  In-Depth Zoom sessions with your Financial Aid Advisor are also available, just reach out to them via email (using our Contact Us webpage) and they will schedule a mutually good time to meet.

We know this will cause inconveniences for many students and we appreciate your patience as we all work through this difficult time. We can be contacted as follows:


Virtual Front Desk

Monday and Thursday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We are happy to offer face-to-face assistance through zoom with a financial aid staff member. If you have more complicated issues will be transferred to a financial aid advisor. Please have a photo ID and your SBCC K# available before joining the Virtual Front Desk. You will automatically be placed into a waiting room and be admitted once there is available staff.

Email and Chat Hours:

Monday and Thursday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Please only email from your SBCC Pipeline Account. Be sure to include your SBCC K#, your full name and the details of your inquiry.  This allows staff to verify, research your question(s) and promptly respond to your email. Due to high volume it can several days for a staff member to get back to you via email.

Phone Hours:

Monday through Thursday:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(805) 730-5157

Please have your SBCC K# available when you call.  Unfortunately, it will not be possible to leave a message if staff members are assisting other students, if you are unable to reach us by phone, we highly encourage you to reach us by chat or email.

You may also contact your financial aid advisor using the first letter of your last name on our Contact Us webpage

Please keep yourself safe and know we are doing our best to help you through this difficult time. 


Take the Next Step


SBCC offers many types of financial aid.  Explore below to discover which ones you are eligible for...

Completed a financial aid application, and need to follow up?