Payment Dates

updated payment information for fall 2018

As we transition to a new student services and financial aid system, we have had to make some adjustments to the first main disbursement. Specifically, for students eligible for a disbursement of Pell Grant, Federal Direct loans or Cal Grant B and C, we have decided to have all checks picked up on campus the week of September 17th. Students that are receiving a disbursement have been sent an email that explains the pick up process. Students must bring two forms of valid photo ID.


In general, checks will be picked up from the Student Affairs lobby, M-200, based on the first letter of their last name.

Tuesday, September 18 A - G last name 
 Wednesday, September 19  H - O last name 
 Thursday, September 20P - Z last name 
 Friday, September 21Any remaining checks 

Students who do not receive a payment for this disbursement and who meet the eligibility requirements by September 30 will go through the next scheduled disbursement process scheduled for October 6. More information to come at a later date.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

2018-2019 anticipated disbursement Dates and Information

 Fall 2018Spring 2019
Enrollment Status date
(Freeze Date for Pell Grant and Cal Grant awards)
September 6TBD
> 60% Completion date October 26 TBD
Bookstore Accounts August 13 – August 31TBD
Pell Grant – 1st Disbursement
(Mail date only. No Direct Deposit for Fall)
See top of pageTBD
Pell Grant – 1st Disbursement
(Pick up date on campus)
See top of pageTBD
Pell Grant – 2nd Disbursement
(Mail date only. No Direct Deposit for Fall)
TBDTBD
Pell Grant – 2nd Disbursement
(Pick up date on campus)
TBD TBD
Cal Grant B, C and FSEOG
(Mail date only. No Direct Deposit for Fall)
See top of pageTBD
Cal Grant B, C and FSEOG
(Pick up date on campus)
See top of pageTBD
Federal Direct Loans and PLUS
(Prom note dates are estimate dates only)
See top of pageDate varies based on acceptance of loan
Direct Loans – 30 day delay See top of pageTBD
Direct Loans – One Semester only
(2nd disbursement)
TBDTBD
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

direct deposit not available for fall 2018 semester

Direct Deposit is not available for the Fall 2018 semester while we transition to a new computer system with the other Student Service departments working in the old system. Starting in November 2018, Student will be notified to re-sign up for Direct Deposit for the Spring 2019 semester.


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 B-203. Checks must be picked up within two weeks or they will be canceled.

pick up of checks on campus

For the Fall semester only, students will be allowed to change their payment status to pick up on campus. Stop by or contact the Financial Aid Office to request the change to pick up.

All financial aid checks will be available for pick up from Student Financials (Accounting Office) in room B-203 unless otherwise noted. Checks must be picked up within two week or they will be canceled.

Students Awarded After the Scheduled Payment Dates

Students eligible for disbursement after the first scheduled payment date listed above will have their disbursement processed on the next scheduled disbursement process date.

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  September 12, 2018.