Payment Dates

2016-2017 main Payment Dates and Information

 Fall 2016Spring 2017
Enrollment Status date
(Freeze Date for Pell Grant and Cal Grant awards)
September 9 February 16
> 60% Completion date October 27 April 12
Bookstore Accounts August 15 – September 3 January 23 – February 11
Pell Grant – 1st Disbursement
(Direct Deposit and Mail date)
September 19 February 27
Pell Grant – 1st Disbursement
(Pick up date on campus)
September 20 February 28
Pell Grant – 2nd Disbursement
(Direct Deposit and Mail date)
November 14 May 1
Pell Grant – 2nd Disbursement
(Pick up date on campus)
November 15  May 2
Cal Grant B, C and FSEOG
(Direct Deposit and Mail date)
September 19 February 27
Cal Grant B, C and FSEOG
(Pick up date on campus)
September 20 February 28
Direct Loans
(Prom note dates are estimate dates only)
Varies based on acceptance of loan and eMPN Varies based on acceptance of loan and eMPN
Direct Loans – 30 day delay After October 1 After March 7
Direct Loans – One Semester only
(2nd disbursement)
After October 18 After April 11
PLUS or Alternative Loans Varies based on approval of loanVaries based on approval of loan
 Federal Work StudyPaid on the 10th of each month for hours worked in the previous month
EOPS/CARE Contact the EOPS Office for disbursement dates

Pick Up of Checks on Campus

Students will only be able to pick up their checks on campus under extreme or unusual circumstances. Check pick up will be allowed for the current semester only and then students will need to secure a valid mailing address, P.O. Box or sign up for Direct Deposit.

All financial aid checks will be available for pick up from the Accounting Office windows in A-114. Checks must be picked up within two weeks or they will be canceled.

Direct Deposit Availability

Your Direct Deposit information must be entered or updated 10 or more days before our scheduled disbursement in order to receive your payment on time. If the pre-note of your Direct Deposit has been done less than 10 days before the scheduled disbursement, your disbursement will not be processed at that disbursement. Once the 10 day pre-note process has passed, your Direct Deposit payment will be processed on the next scheduled weekly disbursement.

Students Awarded After the Scheduled Payment Dates

Students awarded after the scheduled payment dates listed above will have their grant checks mailed, directly deposited or available for pick up approximately one week after receiving their award letter provided they are still enrolled and eligible for payment.

Direct Loan checks will be mailed, directly deposited or available for pick up for eligible students approximately 1-2 weeks after we receive acceptance of their signed eMPN provided they are still enrolled and eligible for payment.

Students enrolled only in Short-term (Late Start classes)

If you are only enrolled in all late start classes (classes not starting the first week of the regular semester), your grant and/or loan payments will be disbursed after your late start classes begin. Grant payments made for classes that you never attended may result in an overpayment and/or a reduced second disbursement.

Dropping or Withdrawing From Classes

Students who drop or withdraw from all classes or students who do not attend a late start class and have received payment for these classes will have their eligibility re-calculated to determine if funds must be repaid. If there is an overpayment, students will be notified separately.

Currently, students do not have to repay the institutional portion of the federal refund. However, in the future, students may be required to repay the institutional refund and if not paid, a hold will be placed on their records.

This page last updated on  August 1, 2016.