Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

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DISBURSEMENT E-MAIL NOTICES

You will be notified by e-mail approximately one week before your financial aid payment is disbursed. The email will include your financial aid payment amount and the date of disbursement. It is mandatory you activate your district assigned e-mail account. All financial aid reminders, changes, deadlines, and special event notices will be sent to your district assigned e-mail address.

Fall 2019

Financial Aid Award Disbursement Date Amount of Award
Federal Pell Grant 1st Disbursement; Cont. Loan <$650 August 8, 2019 50% of the semester award
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement; Cont. Loan <$650 August 15, 2019 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement; Cont. Loan <$650 August 29, 2019 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement; Cal Grant**; Federal Direct Loan; SEOG September 19, 2019 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement; Cal Grant**; Federal Direct Loan; SEOG October 10, 2019 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant 2nd Disbursement; Cal Grant; Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant October 31, 2019 Remainder of the semester award
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement; Cal Grant**; Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant November 21, 2019 Any balance remaining of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement; Cal Grant**; Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant December 12, 2019 Any balance remaining of the semester award*

Spring 2020

Financial Aid Award Disbursement Date Amount of Award
Federal Pell Grant 1st Disbursement; Cont. Loan <$650 January 9, 2020 50% of the semester award
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cont. Loan <$650 January 16, 2020 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cont. Loan <$650 January 30, 2020 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cal Grant **Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant February 20, 2020 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cal Grant **Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant March 12, 2020 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cal Grant **Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant April 2, 2020 Up to 50% of the semester award*
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cal Grant **Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant April 23, 2020 Remainder of the semester award
Federal Pell Grant Interim Disbursement:; Cal Grant **Federal Direct Loan; SEOG; Student Success Completion Grant May 14, 2020 Any balance remaining of the semester award*

*A student may be scheduled to receive a disbursement on this date if he or she recently:

  • Completed his or her financial aid file,

  • Started a short-term class,

  • Had an appeal approved, and/or

  • Waitlisted class(es) cleared or new class(es) added

Award letters for Pell Grant and/or Cal Grant (if awarded) reflect an amount based on 12 units or more. Units will be checked approximately 10 days before each disbursement date. If you are enrolled/attending less than 12 units, your award amount will be adjusted. Please refer to “Important Information About Financial Aid Awards” for details. If your file is not completed two weeks before the disbursement date an alternative disbursement date may be assigned.

**Disbursement of the Cal Grant Award is contingent upon the passing of the California State Budget.

***Summer payments will be based on your latest starting class.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

These units may not have been considered for payment if you added the class within 15 days from the disbursement date. However, you may still be entitled to additional funds that will be sent out on the next disbursement date (see chart above). You will be notified by e-mail if you are eligible.

A: Your Pell Grant award amount on WebAdvisor is based on full-time enrollment. If you are not in 12 units, your award will be prorated to 75% if you are in 9-11.5 units or 50% if you are enrolled in 6-8.5 units. For example, if your semester Pell Grant award is $2000 and you are enrolled in 7 units, you will be eligible for $1000 ($2000 x .50). You will only receive 50% of this amount, $500 ($1000 x .5) on the first disbursement and 50%, $500 ($1000 x .5) on the second Pell disbursement. Please be aware that any change in your enrollment may affect your Pell Grant amount.

A: If you owe a repayment of financial aid funds, tuition, child care fees, or other college fees, your financial aid will be applied to any outstanding debts to the college.

A: Some awards require a minimum unit enrollment of half-time (6-8.5 units) or full-time (12+ units). 

A: You may not receive financial aid from two institutions for the same semester/term. If you are not attending a college or university that has issued you a financial aid check, return the funds immediately! If you never attended, you will be billed for these funds and if they are not promptly repaid, you may be sent to a collection agency.

A: The processing of your financial aid disbursement begins 15 days before the actual disbursement date. To prevent your check from being delayed check to make sure your address is updated on WebAdvisor; include your apartment number if you live in an apartment. If during this two week period you withdraw or are dropped from classes, your financial aid disbursement could be reduced, delayed, or canceled. Before contacting the Financial Aid Office, verify your class schedule through WebAdvisor to make sure you are actively enrolled in all the classes you are attending. If the Financial Aid Office receives any information that changes your eligibility, your check could be held or canceled. You may contact the Financial Aid Office at (559) 442-8245 to verify your eligibility.

A: Financial aid verifies your unit enrollment 15 days prior to the disbursement date. If you change your enrollment during this 15 day period, this may affect your disbursement. Check the start date of your classes. Units for classes that begin the second nine weeks of the semester will not be paid until you begin the class (October 10th disbursement for the Fall and March 12th disbursement for the Spring). Verify your enrollment through WebAdvisor to make sure you are actively enrolled in all the classes