Cal Grants are generally disbursed in one payment per term. Students who are initially deemed eligible by the college for Cal Grant before FA census date will be disbursed based the student enrollment status as of FA census date. Students who are initially deemed eligible by the college for Cal Grant after FA Census date will be disbursed based on the recipient current enrollment status at time of disbursement. Students who are initially deemed eligible for Cal Grant by the college after the term has ended will be disbursed based on the number of units completed for the term.
Adjustments can be made to initial Cal Grant disbursements based on increases to student enrollment load.
The first Cal Grant disbursement will occur the week of FA census date for every term. After the first disbursement, Cal Grants are disbursed weekly throughout the term as students become eligible for the funds.
STUDENT AUTHORIZATION OF FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT
Federal and State governments offer financial aid funding to those students who qualify. Disbursements of federal and state financial aid, (e.g. Title IV* funds and/or Cal Grants), are applied to a student’s account for allowable institutional charges. Allowable charges are tuition and fees. Various types of state aid, (e.g. Cal Grant B Access), allow a student the right to opt out of having future state funds applied towards paying the student’s institutional charges and to have those funds be delivered directly to the student. To opt out, students must contact the District Financial Aid Office.
** Warning: Choosing to “Opt Out” may create a college debt/obligation for the student. If the student chooses to “Opt Out” of having aid pay institutional charges, any balance owed to the college must be paid in full.