Important Dates - Financial Aid Office

Important Financial Aid Dates.Deadline Dates for 2014-2015

  • 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 2014 Disbursement
(updated August 18, 2014)
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
Spring 2015 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
Summer 2015 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type

June 1, 2015

June 18, 2015

Pell Grant / 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.

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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