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Aid Disbursement

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Financial Aid Disbursement Information

All financial aid awards posted under MyECC are estimated awards. Most federal and state financial aid payments made to students are based upon cumulative satisfactory academic progress and enrollment status.

Students who are on probation due to not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will not receive a disbursement unless they have an approved appeal. Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage for more information.

All disbursement dates are estimated; the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee the date you will receive your funds. We recommend you have an alternate plan if there is a delay in your funding.

Students who meet the priority deadline of July 1, 2021 will be paid on the first scheduled disbursement of the semester. Students who do not meet the July 1 priority deadline will be paid approximately 3-4 weeks after they receive notification that their financial aid file has been awarded.

Fall 2021 Estimated Payment Dates*
Pell First Disbursement (12% of the Annual Pell Award) 9/3/2021
Pell Second Disbursement (13% of the Annual Pell Award) & SEOG Disbursement 10/1/2021
Cal Grant First Disbursement (Future awards disbursed every two weeks during the term) 10/8/2021
Direct Loan First Disbursement 10/8/2021
Pell Third Disbursement (25% of the Annual Pell Award) or Total Fall 2020 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received their first payment 11/19/2021
Direct Loan Second Disbursement 11/30/2021
Direct Loan Additional Disbursements 12/3/2021
*Please allow 10 business days for postal mail delivery.
Spring 2022 Estimated Payment Dates*
Pell First Disbursement (12% of the Annual Pell Award) 2/18/2022
Pell Second Disbursement (13% of the Annual Pell Award) & SEOG Disbursement 3/18/2022
Cal Grant First Disbursement (Future awards disbursed every two weeks during the term) 3/25/2022
Direct Loan First Disbursement 3/25/2022
Pell Third Disbursement (25% of the Annual Pell Award) or Total Spring 2021 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received their first payment 5/13/2022
Direct Loan Second Disbursement 5/20/2021
Direct Loan Additional Disbursements 6/10/2021
*Please allow 10 business days for postal mail delivery.
Summer 2022 Estimated Payment Dates*
Summer 2021 Pell Only Full Disbursement 6/24/2021
*Please allow 10 business days for postal mail delivery.
Enrollment Status per Term
Enrollment Status Units Enrolled Payment Status
Full Time 12 Units 100%
Three-Quarter Status 9-11.99 75%
Half Time 6-8.99 50%
Less Than Half Time .5-5.99 Approx 25%

Important Disbursement Information

New Policy effective for the 2021-22 award year: The Census Date for classes to be counted towards Financial Aid is now based on the LAST CLASS ADDED to your schedule.

All units you're enrolled in at the time you add your last class for the term will determine the Census Date in order for units to count towards your financial aid.

Students who are waitlisted and have already received their Pell payment based on their original enrollment, may receive the difference based on the Census Date of the last class added, at a later payment date. Payments can increase, be reduced or remain the same, based upon your enrollment at the time your last class is added to your schedule. A recalculation will occur for all late start classes added later in the semester.

 

Pell Grant is normally disbursed in three payments per semester. First payment is 12%, second payment is 13% and third payment is 25% of the annual award.

CARES & Warrior Emergency Grants are not disbursed on a set schedule so please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for those funds to arrive after being awarded.

Winter units are added to Spring units for Pell Grant purposes and will be paid during Spring disbursements. Payment of Pell and Cal Grant is prorated based on a student's enrollment status per term.

Questions? Contact Us

Financial Aid

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Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. F