Important Dates - Financial Aid Office

Important Financial Aid Dates.Deadline Dates for 2015-2016

  • 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)

Disbursement Dates

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.

Fall 2015 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
August 13, 2015 September 3, 2015 1st Pell Grant / Direct Loan
August 27, 2015 September 17 , 2015 Make-up / Direct Loan
September 17, 2015 October 1, 2015 Cal Grants / 30 day new Direct Loans / Make-up
October 1, 2015 October 15, 2015 2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan
November 5, 2015 November 19, 2015 Make-up Disbursement
November 19, 2015 December 10, 2015 Make-up Disbursement
Spring 2016 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
January 7, 2016 January 28, 2016 1st Pell Grant / Direct Loan / CalGrant
January 28, 2016 February 11, 2016 Make-up Disbursement
February 11, 2016 February 25, 2016 30 day new Direct Loans
Deadline for 2015-2016 Loan Applications:  March 10, 2016
March 3, 2016 March 17, 2016 2nd Pell Grant
March 31, 2016 April 14, 2016 Make-up  Disbursement
April 21, 2016 May 5, 2016 Make-up Disbursement
Summer 2016 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
June 2, 2016 June 16, 2016 Pell Grant / Make-up Disbursement

May 19, 2016 is the last date to submit 2015-2016 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.

Fraud Policy

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.

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