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Disbursement Information and Schedule

Important Notice to Students:

After students are awarded their financial aid, they will receive an email notification from the Financial Aid Office directing them to create an account with Nelnet.   Students must make a disbursement selection otherwise there will be delays in receiving their refunds.  Please note that the fastest means of receiving a refund is either through the electronic transfer of funds to your personal checking or savings account. 

​Disbursement # for Term

​Disbursement Date

​Funds Included

​1

​Thursday, August 22

​Pell Grant

​2

​​Friday, September 6

Pell Grant

​3

Tuesday, September 24

​All

​4

Thursday October 10

​All

​5

​Wednesday, October 30

​All

​6

Friday, November 15

​All, including 2nd half Pell Grant,
Direct Loans and
1st disbursement of FSEOG

​7

Tuesday, November 27​

​All

​8

Monday, December 16​

​All

General Information — Most funds are disbursed in half for the award year. Additionally, Pell Grant disbursements are divided into (2) payments each term. Cal Grants, Student Success Completion Grants (SSCG), and Direct Loans are first disbursed on 9/24/19 while FSEOG funds are disbursed to students on 4/15/19.

Spring Students on SAP Warning, Probation or Monitor Status — Will not be paid until the 2nd disbursement at the earliest due to the time needed for grades to be posted and academic standing calculated. Additionally, students need to maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete 70% of their enrolled coursework in order to continue to receive their financial aid. More information on the College's SAP policy is located on the Financial Aid Office website.

Scholarships — A thank you card to your donor(s) must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office before check(s) can be issued. The majority of the scholarship checks will be available for pickup in the Bursar's Office on the first day of classes during the Fall semester and you will be notified by email when your check is ready. If you received an Osher Scholarship, your check will be equally divided between the Fall and Spring semester.  Fall 2019 Osher Scholarship checks will not be available for pickup until the week of September 23.  You must be enrolled at a minimum of 6 units and have the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver).

 ESL and Basic Skills Courses — Students will only be paid up to 30 units of enrolled coursework in ESL or Basic Skills courses. After 30 units, ESL or Basic Skills courses are not factored into the enrollment used to determine eligibility for financial aid disbursements.

Late Starting Classes — Students cannot be paid for classes until after they have started. Classes added after 9/8/19 will be paid on the second Pell Grant disbursement scheduled for November 15. Be sure to register early.

Non-Residents — As the District does not have a student accounts system, you will need to pay your enrollment fees from your financial aid after receiving. Failure to pay will result in a hold being placed on your student record preventing you from registering for future terms or receiving copies of your official transcript.

Drops and Withdrawals — Students withdrawing from all of their classes, or to less-than half-time status may owe federal aid funds back to the school and/or the U.S. Department of Education. Always consult with the Financial Aid Office before dropping ANY classes or withdrawing for the term.

Pell Grant Recalculation Date — Pell Grants are not adjusted for enrollment for students (up or down) on or after 11/8/19. Please plan accordingly and register early.

Cal Grants – Cal Grants are disbursed once per semester on the 3rd disbursement which is after census. As Cal Grants are disbursed once per term, no adjustments are made after disbursement. Please be sure to enroll full-time by September 8, 2019 for the Fall semester in order to receive maximum funding.

For more details please contact the Financial Aid Office.