Important Dates - Financial Aid Office

Important Financial Aid Dates.Deadline Dates

2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Federal Pell Grant – June 20, 2019
  • California Promise Grant only - June 30, 2019

2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Entitlement Cal Grant - March 2, 2019
  • Federal Pell Grant – June 18, 2020
  • California Promise Grant only - June 30, 2020

2019-2020 California Dream Act Application

  • Entitlement Cal Grant - March 2, 2019
  • California Promise Grant only - June 30, 2020

Disbursement Process

How can I receive my refund?

Students whose file have completed and meet all eligibility requirements, including meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress, will have their awards released. Students can check Financial Aid Award letter on WebAdvisor account and the Disbursement Dates listed below. 

The College has contracted with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund.  For more informatoin about BankMobile, visit this link.

* If the student has outstanding balance with the College, the amount owed will be deducted from the refund and the difference then be issued to the student.

How many disbursements do I receive per semester? 

-Pell Grant and Direct Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)-Two disbursements per semester and are based upon the enrollment status of eligible units at the time of the calculation (Full Time, Three Quarter Time, Half Time, or Less Than Half Time). Students who change the enrollment status prior to the second disbursement may or may not receive the second disbursement.

Loan students must maintain half time status to receive the disbursement.

Financial Aid Enrollment Statuses are the same for every semester: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Full Time 12 credits or more
Three-quarter (3/4) time 9-11.5 credits
Halftime (1/2) 6-8.5 credits
Less than halftime (<1/2) 0.5-5.5 credits


-Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)-One payment and is included in the first disbursement with Pell Grant. Students must have minimum 6 credits at the time of disbursement to receive the grant. Fund is awarded on first comes,first served basis for students who have zero EFC.

-Cal Grant-One payment per semester on the fifth week of the term. Students must enroll or appeal must be approved at least 6 credits to receive the disbursement.

-Student Success Completion Grant-One payment per semester for those students who receive full time payment for Cal Grant. Disbursement date is tentative.

Things to keep in mind:
1. Late starting classes must have begun for units to be included in the disbursement. Make up disbursement will be disbursed to include late starting classes if there is an increase in the enrollment status.
2. Remedial units that exceed the maximum 30 units will not be included in the determination of the enrollment status.
3. Passed classes (D or higher) that are repeated for the third time will not be included in the determination of the enrollment status.

Disbursement Dates

* Deadline to apply for the Student Loan: March 20, 2020.

Listed below is the tentative disbursement dates and is subject to change without notice.

Summer 2019 Disbursements

File Completion Date Disbursement Date Disbursement Type
May 30 June 20 Pell Grant
June 20 July 10 Make-up disbursement/SCG

Fall 2019 Disbursements

File Completion Date                         Disbursement Date                              

Disbursement Type

August 9 August 29 1st Pell Grant/Direct Loan
August 23 September 12 Make-up Disbursement
September 12 September 26 Cal Grants/ 30 day new Direct Loan/ Make-up
September 26 October 10 2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan
October 10 October 24 Make-up Disbursement
October 24 November 7 Make-up Disbursement
November 14 December 5 Make-up Disbursement

Spring 2020 Disbursements

* Deadline to apply for the Student Loan: March 20, 2020

File Completion Date                             Disbursement Date                                   

Disbursement Type

January 10 January 30 1st Pell Grant/Direct Loan
January 24 February 13 Make-up Disbursement
February 7 February 27 Cal Grants/ 30 day new Direct Loan/ Make-up
February 28 March 12 2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan
March 16 March 26 Make-up Disbursement
March 27 April 9 Make-up Disbursement
April 17 April 30 Make-up Disbursement

Summer 2020

File Completion Date Disbursement Date Disbursement Type
May 28 June 18 Summer Disbursement
June 18 July 9 Make-up Disbursement

June 30, 2020 is the last date to submit 2019-2020 documents.

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.

Got Questions?

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