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Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2014

Important Information for Fall Disbursements

The Pell Grant is 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 certain cases only. Examples include newly processed applications, when a student becomes officially enrolled in a class for which he or she had been on the waitlist, and when a late-start class has begun since the previous disbursement. 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.

Dates

August 22: 1st Pell Grant Disbursement

September 5: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement

September 12: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement

September 26: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement

October 17: Cal Grant, FSEOG, and Additional Pell Grant Disbursement

October 30 (AFTERNOON): 2nd Pell Grant Disbursement

Nov 21: Additional Pell Grant Disbursement

Dec 12: Additional Cal Grant, FSEOG, and Pell Grant Disbursement

Summer 2014

Important Information for Summer

Summer 2014 Pell funding may be available to those students who have not yet received their full 2013-2014 award amount during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters (typically due to having attended less than full-time during either semester). If leftover funding is available for your summer classes, you were sent an email to your student email account on April 29th.

Due to the shortened time frame of courses, there is only one disbursement for the summer semester. However, as additional units begin you may receive additional funds on a later disbursement date. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.

Dates

Please allow the appropriate processing time by Higher One for your chosen preference.

May 16: Pell Grant disbursement for summer courses that start on or before May 16th and for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 units on newly processed applications, Cal Grant disbursement for Cal Grants awarded after March 7th

May 23: Pell Grant disbursement for summer courses that start on or before May 23rd and for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 units on newly processed applications

June 13: Pell Grant disbursement for summer courses that start on or before June 13th and for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 units on newly processed applications

June 27: Pell Grant disbursement for summer courses that start on or before June 27th and for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 units on newly processed applications

June 30: Last day to file your 2013-2014 online FAFSA.

July 11: Pell Grant disbursement for summer courses that start on or before July 11th and for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 units on newly processed applications

July 15: ALL required documents for 2014-2015 FAFSA processing must be on file in the Financial Aid Office in order to ensure that you receive funding on the first day of your Fall classes. You may continue to submit documentation throughout the school year, but please keep in mind there is a 6-8 week reviewing period following the receipt of all documentation.

July 25: Pell Grant disbursement for summer courses that start on or before July 25th and for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 units on newly processed applications

July 31: ALL required documents for 2013-2014 FAFSA processing must be on file in the Financial Aid Office.

August 8: Final Pell Grant disbursement for all unpaid 2013-2014 units