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Failure to meet the following deadlines will result in denial of aid for the entire award year.

Pell Grant Deadlines

For Pell Grants, a valid electronically processed FAFSA must be received by the college from the U.S. Department of Education before the last date of the semester for which you are enrolled.


Satisfactory Acadecmic Progress (SAP) disqualification Appeal Deadlines:


Fall 2017 - December 15, 2017

Winter 2017 - February 4, 2018

Spring 2018 - June 1, 2018


If you have been disqualified for financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year, you have the opportunity to appeal the disqualification. Appeal forms are available through the Financial Aid Office and online under the Forms section. You are required to attend a Financial Aid workshop and submit an appeal. You will lose your Pell Grant eligibility if you don’t submit your complete financial aid appeal paperwork by the deadline.


Direct Loan Deadline:

For Fall 2017 semester only: November 17, 2017.

For Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters, or the Spring 2018 semester only: May 11, 2018


CAL Grant Deadline

March 2 – Cal Grant A, B Entitlement and Competitive awards and Cal Grant C award.

September 2 – Second chance deadline for community college students to apply for a Cal Grant B. Since the number of awards available in September is limited, it is best to apply by March 2. (Students applying for the CAL Grant through the Dream Act application are not elligible for the second chance deadline and must apply before the March 2 deadline.)