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FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT INFORMATION

2020-2021 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. Please 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, 2020 will be paid on the 1st scheduled disbursement of the semester. Students who do not meet the July 1st priority deadline will be paid approximately 3-4 weeks after they receive notification that their financial aid file has been awarded.

 

FALL 2020 PELL GRANT, SEOG, CAL GRANT & DIRECT LOAN ESTIMATED PAYMENT DATES*

Pell First Disbursement (12% of the Annual Pell Award) 

8/28/2020

Pell Second Disbursement (13% of the Annual Pell Award) & SEOG Disbursement

9/18/2020

Cal Grant First Disbursement (Future awards disbursed every two weeks during the term)

9/25/2020

Direct Loan First Disbursement

10/5/2020

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.

11/6/2020

Direct Loan Second Disbursement

11/16/2020

Direct Loan Additional Disbursements

11/30/2020

*Please allow 10 business days for postal mail delivery.

 

SPRING 2021 PELL GRANT, SEOG, CAL GRANT & DIRECT LOAN ESTIMATED PAYMENT DATES*

Pell First Disbursement (12% of the Annual Pell Award) 

 2/19/2021

Pell Second Disbursement (13% of the Annual Pell Award) & SEOG Disbursement

 3/12/2021

Cal Grant First Disbursement (Future awards disbursed every two weeks during the term)

3/19/2021

Direct Loan First Disbursement

3/29/2021

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.

5/7/2021

Direct Loan Second Disbursement

5/24/2021

Direct Loan Additional Disbursements

6/7/2021

*Please allow 10 business days for postal mail delivery.

 

SUMMER 2021 PELL GRANT & SEOG ESTIMATED PAYMENT DATES*

Summer 2021 Pell Only Full Disbursement

6/25/2021

*Please allow 10 business days for postal mail delivery.

 

Important Things to Know:

The Freeze Date for Spring 2021 is Monday, March 8, 2021. Students must be registered for all courses (including late start courses) by the FREEZE DATE in order for all units to count for financial aid.

Students who are waitlisted and have already received their Pell payment based on their original enrollment, may receive the difference, for a course officially added by the Freeze Date, at a later payment date.

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.

Emergency Funds: CARES & Warrior Emergency Grants are not disbursed on a set schedule so please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for those funds to arrive after being awarded.

Winter Disbursements: 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.

 

Enrollment Status per Term

Full-Time 

12 Units

100%

Three Quarter Status

9-11.99 Units

75%

Half-Time

6-8.99 Units

50%

Less Than Half-Time

.5-5.99 Units 

Approx. 25%