Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA

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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,988
  • Online BAH
    $916.50
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    NO
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES

Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College is a public community college located in Santa Maria, California.  Students at Allan Hancock College can enroll in associate degree for transfer, associates degrees, training and licensing programs & certificate programs.

Allan Hancock College Military & Veteran Support Programs

Allan Hancock College offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Hancock College's Veteran Success Center offers free tutoring, information on education benefits, certifying officials, access to technology, connection to campus supports, and workshops designed to support military affiliated students in their learning, career goals, and making connections with community resources. 

Is Allan Hancock College a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, Allan Hancock College is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is Allan Hancock College a Yellow Ribbon school?

No, Allan Hancock College is not a Yellow Ribbon School. However, as a state school most of the costs of tuition are still 100% covered by the GI Bill.  Please check with the school to ensure you are covered.

Does Allan Hancock College offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

No, Allan Hancock College does not offer Master’s degrees at all.

Does Allan Hancock College offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

No, Allan Hancock College does not offer a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. 

A student who is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in California on active duty, except a member of the armed forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, is entitled to resident classification. Such student shall retain resident classification in the event that the member of the armed forces is thereafter transferred on military orders to a place outside of California or thereafter retires from active duty, so long as the student remains continuously enrolled in the District.

An undergraduate student who is a natural or adopted child, stepchild, or spouse who is a dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in this state on active duty shall be entitled to resident classification. Such student shall retain resident classification if he/she is thereafter transferred on military orders to a place outside of California, so long as the student remains continuously enrolled in the District.

A student who was a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in California on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged from the armed forces is entitled to resident classification for the length of time he or she lives in California after being discharged up to the minimum time necessary to become a resident.

What are Allan Hancock College’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $46 per credit hour Allan Hancock’s tuition rate for active military does not exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may not have out-of-pocket costs.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are Allan Hancock College’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

At $46 per credit hour Allan Hancock’s online tuition rate for active military does not exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may not have out-of-pocket costs.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Allan Hancock College offer online degree programs?

Yes, Allan Hancock College offers online degree programs.

Is Allan Hancock approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Allan Hancock is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Allan Hancock offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

No, Allan Hancock does not have master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Is Allan Hancock College a military friendly school?

Allan Hancock is considered military friendly.  They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a California, yellow ribbon school.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for military.

Is Allan Hancock College a MyCAA school?

Yes, Allan Hancock College is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

About Allan Hancock College 

Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the 5 best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation.

Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology.

The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its  its professional theatre program and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.

In every sense, Allan Hancock College is a college for the community. The college puts great emphasis on the success of its students and challenges them to excel. In return, Hancock students consistently enjoy one of the best, if not the best, acceptance rates to University of California and California State University campuses, including Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and UCSB.

Allan Hancock College Mission

Allan Hancock College fosters an educational culture that values equity and diversity and engages students in an inclusive learning environment. We offer pathways that encourage our student population to achieve personal, career, and academic goals through coursework leading to skills building, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 1,352
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 1,352
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,988
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    NO
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    NO
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    NO
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $1,352
    In State
    $6,784
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,854
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 854
Student Population
  • Student Count
    9,445
    Undergraduate
    0
    Graduate
    217
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    48.8%
    Population
  • Female
    51.2%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    2 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    No
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