Important Dates - Financial Aid Office
- Cal Grant entitlement deadline: March 2
- Cal Grant competitive deadline: September 2
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): April 21, 2014
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
- EOPS Grant
- 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 12, 2013||August 29, 2013||1st Pell Grant/Direct Loan|
|September 3, 2013||September 12, 2013||Make-up / Direct Loan|
|September 16, 2013||October 3, 2013||CalGrants/ 30 day new Direct Loans / Make-up|
|September 30, 2013||October 17, 2013||2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan|
|October 14, 2013||October 31, 2013||Make-up Disbursement|
|October 28, 2013||November 14, 2013||Make-up Disbursement|
|November 18, 2013||December 5, 2013||Make-up Disbursement|
|File Completion Date||Disbursement Mailing Date||Disbursement Type|
|January 13, 2014||January 30, 2014||1st Pell Grant / Direct Loan / CalGrant|
|February 3, 2014||February 13, 2014||Make-up Disbursement|
|February 13, 2014||February 27, 2014||30 day new Direct Loans|
|Deadline for 2013-2014 Loan Applications: March 21, 2014|
|March 10, 2014||March 20, 2014||2nd Pell Grant|
|March 31, 2014||April 17, 2014||Make-up Disbursement|
|April 21. 2014||May 8, 2014||Make-up Disbursement|
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.
Application for Appeal Deadlines
To be considered for financial aid, the Application for Appeal must be submitted by the deadline date for the term. There are no exceptions. The deadline dates for the 2013-2014 academic year are as follows:
- Fall 2013: November 8, 2013
- Spring 2014: April 4, 2014
- Summer 2014: June 10, 2014
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.