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 Self-Service 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 Self-Service 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 disbursement for the Fall and March disbursement for the Spring). Verify your enrollment through Self-Service to make sure you are actively enrolled in all the classes