Important Dates for 2017-2018 - 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 Disbursements, through the students selected refund preference. Students must select a refund preference at to let BankMobile know how they want their funds disbursed. Checks are no longer disbursed by Ohlone College.

Financial Aid is 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 2017 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Date Disbursement Type
June 1 July 6 Pell Grant / Make-up Disbursement
Fall 2017 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Date Disbursement Type
August 10 August 31 1st Pell Grant/Direct Loan
August 24 September 14 Make-up / Direct Loan
September 14 September 28 Cal Grants/ 30 day new Direct Loans / Make-up
September 28 October 12 2nd Pell Grant / Direct Loan
October 26 November 9 Make-up Disbursement
November 16 December7 Make-up Disbursement
Spring 2018 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Date Disbursement Type
January 4 January 25 1st Pell Grant / Direct Loan
January 25 February 8 Make-up Disbursement / Cal Grant
February 8 February 23 30 day new Direct Loans
Deadline for Submitting 2017-2018 Direct Loan Applications: March 8, 2018 - -
March 1 March 1 2nd Pell Grant
March 29 April 12 Make-up Disbursement
April 19 May 3 Make-up Disbursement
Summer 2018 Disbursement
File Completion Date Disbursement Date Disbursement Type
May 31 June 21 Pell Grant / Make-up Disbursement

June 28, 2018 is the last date to submit 2017-2018 documents.

Financial Aid Disbursement Policy

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

Pell Grant and Cal Grant are disbursed using the BankMobile VIBE. If the student has an outstanding balance with the College, the amount owed will be deducted from the disbursement and the balance then issued 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 BankMobile VIBE.

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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