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Disbursement Schedule

Please read this page carefully to ensure all requirements are fulfilled in order to receive your disbursement. The dates provided on the following link are subject to all conditions being met, as required by the awarding agencies.

Financial Aid Disbursement Dates




Students who apply early and meet income criteria are given PRIORITY for Federal Work-Study, and FSEOG.  Pell Grant and Cal Grant awards are adjusted based on enrollment. Pell Grant awards and Direct Loans are divided in two checks each semester. Applicants awarded and processed later in the term will receive one disbursement for the entire amount for that term.  Students must maintain active enrollment in six units for continued Student Loan and Cal Grant eligibility. For students that will borrow loan(s), please refer to the Direct Loan Disbursement schedule.

All Students must accept their award letter by the award acceptance date. Acceptance is only done ONLINE via Web Advisor.  Please note: Even after acceptance of an award your eligibility may change due to an update to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), or posting of a degree, or units from previous schools, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: All Students are awarded based on the assumption that they will be attending full-time (12 units or more).  At the time of disbursement, awards are adjusted based on actual enrollment greater than 1 unit as no award is processed for less than 1 unit of enrollment.
 1)     Awarded financial aid by award acceptance date AND
2)     Must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements per criteria established by the SCC Financial Aid Office by award acceptance date.
please noteThe SCC Financial Aid only pays for classes actively in session.  If you are enrolled in a class that is due to commence on a future date it will be paid when it becomes active. (Wait-listed classes are not included in your disbursement).
Under Title IV Refund Regulations - Students who withdraw from all classes after:
  • October 31, 2014 will have earned 100% of their federal award for fall. 
  • April 24, 2015 will have earned 100% of their federal award for spring.

Grant checks are mailed to students on the scheduled disbursement date, to the address on file with Admissions and Records.  If you have not received a check that was mailed to you, please read the directions for Lost/ Stolen Check/Stale Dated Checks(Click Here) 




NOTE: If you have moved, make sure you have completed a “Change of Address” with the Admissions and Records Office. Financial Aid and Accounting Office will be notified. It may take at least two weeks prior to the scheduled disbursement dates for a “Change of Address” request to become effective. The Admissions Office will not accept the use of a P.O. Box for your address.