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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 2016 - December 16, 2016

Spring 2017 - June 5, 2017


If you have been disqualified for financial aid during the 2016-17 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 

Deadline to submit the Direct Loan Form is November 18, 2016 for students attending the Fall 2016 semester only.

Deadline to submit the Direct Loan Form is May 12, 2017 for students attending the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters or the Spring 2017 semester only.


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.)