Important Dates for 2016-2017 - Financial Aid Office

Important Financial Aid Dates.Deadline Dates

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
    • Cal Grant Entitlement deadline: March 2
    • Cal Grant Competitive deadline: September 2
    • June 9 (Federal Pell Grant only)
    • June 29 (Fee Waiver only)
  • California Dream Act Application:           
    • March 2 (Entitlement Cal Grant)
    • June 29 (Fee Waiver only)

Disbursement Dates

All financial aid disbursements are handled by BankMobile, through the My Ohlone Card debit card. Students must activate the card and let BankMobile 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.

Summer 2016 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
June 2, 2016 June 16, 2016 Pell Grant / Make-up Disbursement
Fall 2016 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
August 15 September 1 1st Pell Grant/Direct Loan
August 25 September 15 Make-up / Direct Loan
September 15 September 29 Cal Grants/ 30 day new Direct Loans / Make-up
September 29 October 13 2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan
October 27 November 10 Make-up Disbursement
November 17 December 8 Make-up Disbursement
Spring 2017 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
January 5 January 26 1st Pell Grant / Direct Loan / Cal Grant
January 26 February 9 Make-up Disbursement
February 9 February 23 30 day new Direct Loans
Deadline for 2016-2017 Loan Applications:  March 9, 2017
March 2 March 16 2nd Pell Grant
March 30 April 13 Make-up  Disbursement
April 20 May 4 Make-up Disbursement
Summer 2017 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Mailing Date Disbursement Type
June 1 June 15 Pell Grant / Make-up Disbursement

June 26, 2017 is the last date to submit 2016-2017 documents.

Financial Aid Check Disbursement Policy

Ohlone College no longer disburses financial aid award via check.  The College has contracted with BankMobile, 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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