Summer Pell Grant

Summer 2018 Pell Grant 

To be eligible to receive a Summer Pell Grant, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must have a completed financial aid file for the 2017-2018 school year at City College.
  • You must not be Disqualified based on the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for Financial Aid.
  • If you were Disqualified for the Fall or Spring semester, you will need to submit a new appeal for the Summer to be considered for a Summer Pell Grant.
  • You qualify for a 2017-2018 Federal Pell Grant and you did not receive your full (100%) Pell Grant award for the school year.
  • You must enroll in and maintain enrollment in at least one class for the Summer 2018 term at City College. Classes taken at ECC, Mesa and Miramar Colleges will be counted towards your total enrollment as long as you have one class at City College. Classes taken at colleges outside of our District will not be counted.
  • You must enroll in all of your summer classes for all summer sessions up front. The Enrollment Freeze Date is June 30, 2018.
  • You must not have reached the Pell Grant Lifetime eligibility of 600%.

**New for Summer 2018: If you have already received your full Pell Grant (100%) for the 2017-2018 school year (Fall and Spring), you may still be eligible to receive an additional Pell Grant disbursement for the summer. You must enroll in at least 6 units for the summer and meet all of the criteria listed above. 

 For the Summer term, the enrollment status for Financial Aid calculation purposes will be the same as the regular semester enrollment status. The Summer Financial Aid enrollment statuses will be:
Full-time 12 or more units
¾-time 9 to 11.5 units
½-time 6 to 8.5 units
Less than ½-time Less than 6 units

We have already started our system processing for Summer Pell Grant. If you are a current Pell Grant recipient, our system will automatically determine your eligibility after you enroll for the summer term. You will be able to view your Summer Pell Grant award on Reg-e about two days after you have enrolled if you meet all of the eligibility requirements. You will be sent an updated Award Letter by email showing your summer award.

Important Reminder: Every student’s eligibility is different. Your actual Summer Pell Grant may vary depending on your EFC, your remaining Pell Grant eligibility, your summer enrollment status and your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (PLEU).

Changes in your enrollment status will result in a change of your Summer Pell Grant award. It may take a few days before your changes to your Summer Pell award become effective.

Summer 2018 Bookstore Process and disbursements (Dates to be determined)

Depending on your eligibility, a portion of your Summer Pell Grant may be available for use at the San Diego Community College District Bookstores. The maximum amount that will be available at the Bookstore will be $500. You must meet the summer eligibility requirements listed above to be considered for the summer bookstore process.

The Bookstore accounts for Summer 2018 will begin on May 29, 2018.
The Bookstore accounts will be closed on June 23, 2018. 
The disbursement process will be run on June 30, 2018. 
Summer Pell Grant payments will be mailed and directly deposited on July 9, 2018 
Summer Pell Grant payments can be picked up at the Accounting Office on July 10, 2018.

The enrollment freeze date is June 30,2018. We will combine your enrollment from all summer sessions to determine your final enrollment status.

This page was last updated on May 30, 2018.