Important Dates - Financial Aid Office
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
- Cal Grant Entitlement deadline: March 2
- Cal Grant Competitive deadline: September 2
- June 10 (Federal Pell Grant only)
- June 30 (Fee Waiver only)
- California Dream Act Application:
- March 2 (Entitlement Cal Grant)
- June 30 (Fee Waiver only)
All financial aid disbursements are handled by Higher One, through the My Ohlone Card debit card. Students must activate the card and let Higher One know how they want their funds disbursed. Checks are no longer disbursed by Ohlone College.
Financial Aid checks are disbursed two times each semester for students awarded the federal Pell Grant, otherwise the following aid is disbursed once a semester:
- Cal Grant B and C
- FSEOG Grant
The Pell Grant will be disbursed to students twice a semester. The FSEOG award will be included with the first Pell disbursement.
|File Completion Date||Disbursement Date||Type of Disbursement|
|August 11, 2014||August 28, 2014||1st Pell Grant/Direct Loan|
|August 28, 2014||September 11, 2014||Make-up / Direct Loan|
|September 11, 2014||September 25, 2014||CalGrants/ 30 day new Direct Loans / Make-up|
|October 2, 2014||October 16, 2014||2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan|
|October 16, 2014||October 30, 2014||Make-up Disbursement|
|October 30, 2014||November 20, 2014||Make-up Disbursement|
|November 20, 2014||December 4, 2014||Make-up Disbursement|
|File Completion Date||Disbursement Mailing Date||Disbursement Type|
|January 8, 2015||January 29, 2015||1st Pell Grant / Direct Loan / CalGrant|
|January 29, 2015||February 12, 2015||Make-up Disbursement|
|February 12, 2015||February 26, 2015||30 day new Direct Loans|
|Deadline for 2014-2015 Loan Applications: March 20, 2015|
|March 5, 2015||March 19, 2015||2nd Pell Grant|
|April 2, 2015||April 16, 2015||Make-up Disbursement|
|April 23, 2015||May 7, 2015||Make-up Disbursement|
June 22 is the last date to submit 2014-2015 documents.
Financial Aid Check Disbursement Policy
Ohlone College no longer disburses financial aid award via check. The College has contracted with Higher One, using the My Ohlone Card.
Pell Grant and Cal Grant are disbursed using the My Ohlone Card. If the student has an outstanding balance with the College, the amount owed will be deducted from the grant check and the balance then mailed to the student.
For your disbursement to be released, you must do the following:
- Be enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 units to receive the Cal Grant, FSEOG, Direct Loan (EOPS students must be enrolled in 12.0 or more units)
- Make Satisfactory Academic Progress
Learn more about the My Ohlone Card.
WARNING: To accept Federal financial aid at more than one institution, for the same enrollment period, is illegal. You will be required to repay the funds.
A student who attempts to obtain federal financial aid by fraudulent means will be reported to federal, state, and campus officials for prosecution. Such actions are, therefore, subject to Student Disciplinary actions and suspension of receiving financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct.