Dates and Deadlines
Important Information for Pell Grant Disbursements
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 1: First day to submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA for Fall 2015 - Spring 2016.
January 9: 1st Pell Grant Disbursement
January 23: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement
January 30: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement
February 20: Newly Awarded Pell Grant Disbursement
March 6: Cal Grant, FSEOG, and Newly Awarded Pell Grant Disbursement
March 19 (AFTERNOON): 2nd Pell Grant Disbursement
April 10: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement
May 1: Additional Cal Grant, FSEOG, and Pell Grant Disbursement
Other Dates & Deadlines
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.
May 9: Last day to submit the 2014-2015 to be back-paid for Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015.
May 21: 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 18: Last day to submit the 2014-2015 to be paid for Summer 2015.
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.