Disbursement Dates

2020 - 2021

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 an e-mail address.

Summer 2020 Disbursement Dates
Financial Aid Award Disbursement Date Amount Of Award
Federal Pell Grant May 21, 2020 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
June 4, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
June 18, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
July 9, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
July 30, 2020 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
September 10, 2020 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester

Fall 2020 Disbursement Dates
Financial Aid Award Disbursement Date Amount Of Award
Federal Pell Grant August 6, 2020 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
August 13, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
August 27, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
September 17, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
October 8, 2020 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
October 29, 2020 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
November 19, 2020 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
December 10, 2020 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
SEOG August 27, 2020 100% eligibility for the semester
September 17, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
October 8, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
October 29, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
November 19, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
December 10, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
Direct Loan August 27, 2020 100% of eligibility for the semester for CONTINUING loan borrowers
September 17, 2020 100% of eligibility for the semester for NEW loan borrowers
October 8, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
October 29, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
November 19, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
December 10, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
Cal Grant and Student Success Completion Grant September 17, 2020 100% of eligibility for the semester
October 8, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
October 29, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
November 19, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
December 10, 2020 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester

Spring 2021 Disbursement Dates
Financial Aid Award Disbursement Date Amount Of Award
Federal Pell Grant January 7, 2021 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
January 14, 2021 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
January 28, 2021 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
February 18, 2021 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
March 11, 2021 If not previously paid - 50% of semester eligibility based on enrollment status at the time
April 1, 2021 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
April 22, 2021 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
May 13, 2021 If not previously paid - Remaining of eligibility for the semester
SEOG January 28, 2021 100% eligibility for the semester
February 18, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
March 11, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
April 1, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
April 22, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
May 13, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
Direct Loan January 28, 2021 100% of eligibility for the semester for CONTINUING loan borrowers
February 18, 2021 100% of eligibility for the semester for NEW loan borrowers
March 11, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
April 1, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
April 22, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
May 13, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
Cal Grant and Student Success Completion Grant February 18, 2021 100% of eligibility for the semester
March 11, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
April 1, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
April 22, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester
May 13, 2021 If not previously paid - 100% eligibility for the semester

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.

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.

If you owe a repayment of financial aid funds, tuition, child care fees, or other college fees, your current year financial aid will be applied to any outstanding debts to the college. If the debt is from a previous academic year, you may need to visit the Business Office to sign an authorization to withhold funds.

Some awards require a minimum unit enrollment of half-time (6-8.5 units), full-time (12+ units), or more than full-time (15+ units). Visit our Financial Aid Programs page to see the minimum requirements for each grant.

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.

The processing of your financial aid disbursement begins 15 days before the actual disbursement date. 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) 325-5239 to verify your eligibility.

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