Dates and Deadlines
The Pell Grant may be available during Summer for some students. Students will receive an email notification in mid-April informing them if they have Summer funding available. The Pell Grant is disbursed in one payment during the Summer; however, as more units begin, a student may become entitled to more funding throughout the Summer which would be paid out on one of the below disbursement dates. Contact your technician with questions.
May 14 in the AFTERNOON
June 11 in the AFTERNOON
July 16 in the AFTERNOON
August 20 in the AFTERNOON
The Pell Grant is typically paid to students in 2 disbursements per semester, as indicated below, based on the number of units the student is enrolled in at that time. The additional Pell Grant disbursements listed below are for newly processed applicants who have not yet received their disbursement. Changes in units such as enrolling in a class from the wait list and a late-start class beginning since your previous disbursement may also result in additional funds being disbursed to you on an additional Pell Grant disbursement date. A student would only qualify for an additional disbursement if the increase in units elevated him or her into the next tier of funding for which they are eligible, e.g. half time, 3/4 time, or full time status. Contact your technician with questions.
January 9: 1st Pell Grant Disbursement
March 19 (AFTERNOON): 2nd Pell Grant Disbursement
March 6: Cal Grant, FSEOG, and Newly Awarded Pell Grant Disbursement
If you did not receive your first disbursement on January 9, you may receive it on one of the below dates.
Other Dates & Deadlines
January 1: First day to submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA for Fall 2015 - Spring 2016.
March 2: It is highly recommended that students submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA by this date (in order to apply for additional grants such as the Cal Grant and FSEOG); however, it is NOT the last day to submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA.
Deadline to submit your Cal Grant GPA to CSAC. Contact your Financial Aid Technician for information about how to do this.
Deadline to submit the DREAM Act application for undocumented students.
Apr 13: Last day to submit a financial aid appeal for Spring 2015. Click here for the 2014-2015 Appeal Form. Reminder: Appeals are not accepted for summer.
Apr 13: Last day to submit a request for consideration of special circumstances for Fall 2014 - Summer 2015. Click here for the 2014-2015 Special Circumstance Form - Independent Student or 2014-2015 Special Circumstance Form - Dependent Student.
May 11: Last day to submit the 2014-2015 FAFSA to be back-paid for Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015. Keep in mind processing time is 2-8 weeks.
May 25: ALL required documents must be on file in the Financial Aid Office for the 2014-2015 FAFSA to be back-paid for Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015.
June 15: Last day to submit the 2014-2015 FAFSA to be paid for Summer 2015. Keep in mind processing time is 2-8 weeks.
June 30: ALL required documents must be on file in the Financial Aid Office for the 2014-2015 FAFSA to be paid for Summer 2015.