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Upcoming Deadlines, Events, and Closures

Do not miss out on your opportunities for financial aid! Complete your applications on time. Please visit CCC Apply for more information.

Financial Aid Census Day 

Your Pell Grant & Cal Grant payments are based on your class enrollment schedule as of the “CENSUS” date, or your awarded date if the freeze date has passed. Your payment will not be adjusted if your class schedule increases after your freeze date or awarded date. In order to be paid for late-starting, short-term classes, you must be registered before the enrollment freeze date.

  • Fall 2023 Semester: September 7, 2023

Federal Deadlines

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the FAFSA form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you will receive your Student Aid Report.

  • 2022-23 Academic Year - FAFSA forms had to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on June 30, 2023.

State Deadlines

Cal Grant Programs - A Cal Grant is money for college you do not have to pay back. To qualify, you must apply for the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by the deadline and meet the eligibility and financial requirements as well as any minimum GPA requirements. Cal Grants can be used at any University of California, California State University or California Community College, as well as qualifying independent and career colleges or technical schools in California.

  • Application deadline for 2022-23  is 11:59 p.m. March 2, 2023 or Sept 2nd
  • Note: The Sept.2nd Deadline is only applicable to Continuing Community College Students. 

California Chafee Grant - If you are or were in foster care for at least one day, between the ages of 16 and 18 as a dependent or ward of the court and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You do not have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for childcare, transportation and rent while you are in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.

  • Application opens October 1, 2022 and is due 11:59 p.m. March 2, 2023

CA Dream Act Application - AB540 students can complete and submit the 2022-23 CADAA to be considered for other state aid. Once downloaded, we will contact you to let you know what other information may be needed to complete your file and disperse potential awards. For more information, please visit CA Student Aid Commission.

  • Application opens October 1, 2022 and is due 11:59 p.m. March 2, 2023

California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver - BOG)

College Deadlines

San Diego Promise - The San Diego Promise is a two-year completion program for recent high school graduates enrolled full-time (12 units per semester). The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: an assigned peer mentor/success coach, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.

2023/2024 Important Deadline Dates

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024

FAFSA 

2023/2024 FAFSA final deadline date: June 30, 2024

The Department of Education opens the filing window for the 2023/2024 FAFSA as of October 1, 2022, to give students and families a chance to apply as early as possible.

2023/2024 FINANCIAL AID CENSUS DAY 

  • Fall 2023 Semester: September 7,2023
  • Spring 2024 Semester: February 15, 2024
  • SUMMER 2024:  TBD

2023/2024 Appeal Forms

Appeals are time-sensitive. They must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego City College by noon on the student's last day of classes or by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first:

  • Fall 2023 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 7/17/23 thru 12/01/23
  • Spring 2024 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 11/13/23 thru 5/10/24 
  • Summer 2024 Session Appeal Submission Window: 5/13/24 thru 7/26/24

Completed appeal forms (including all documentation) are due no later than noon on the end date posted above or your last day of classes for the semester - whichever comes first. Incomplete appeal forms will not be considered. Please note: If you are appealing only for Loan Eligibility, please see the Loan Deadlines below.

2023/2024 Dependency Petitions

Must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego City College by noon on the student's last day of classes OR by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first:

  • Enrolled for Fall 2023 Semester only – 12/01/23
  • Enrolled for Spring 2024 Semester only – 05/10/24
  • Enrolled for Summer 2024 Session only – 07/26/24

NOTE: Must complete 2023/2024 FAFSA on the web no later than 6/30/2024 if student is still enrolled at that time. Otherwise the deadline for each session ending prior to June 30th will be a minimum of two weeks prior to your last class of the session, not the end of summer session!

2023/2024 Income Reduction Request

Must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego City College by Noon on the student’s last day of classes OR by Noon on the following dates, whichever comes first.

  • Fall 2023: 12/01/2023
    As the 2023/2024 FAFSA is still working with 2021 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Fall 2023 semester, both 2021 & 2022 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Spring 2024: 5/10/2024
    As the 2023/2024 FAFSA is still working with 2021 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Spring 2024 semester, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Summer 2024: 7/26/2024
    Due to the mini sessions within summer, the deadline for each session will be two weeks prior to the end of each, not the end of the complete summer session! The Financial Aid office must receive your complete Income Reduction request with ALL required supporting documents by Noon on the Thursday 2 two weeks prior to your last day of the last summer session in which you are in attendance or 7/26/2024 whichever comes first [This is also true for students in late start classes throughout the Fall and Spring Terms]. As the 2023/2024 FAFSA is still working with 2021 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Summer 2024 sessions, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.

2023/2024 Federal Direct Loans (Direct Subsidized, Unsubsized, & Plus and/or Alternatives)

All steps must be complete and received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego City College by Noon on the student’s last day of classes or by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first. For more information regarding the steps and Loans, please visit our Loans and Rates page.

  • Fall 2023: 12/08/23
  • Spring 2024: 5/17/2024
  • Summer 2024: 7/21/2024
    Student must be actively attending/enrolled in summer courses to submit a loan applicaiton after 6/30/2024