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​​​​​​​Disbursement Information

Higher One has begun mailing access cards to Coast College students; if, you received a card last year, you will not receive another card unless your card has expired. When you receive your access card, you'll need to use the card to select your payment options for enrollment fee refunds and financial aid disbursements. There are free methods for you to receive your funds without opening a Higher One banking account:

  • Electronic Deposit (ACH) into your personal checking or savings account
  • Paper check

    If you open a Higher One account, avoid fees by using these methods:
  • Higher One ATM on campus for withdrawals
  • Using your debit card with a swipe and sign option at merchants (select credit when checking out and sign your name) do not use the PIN option as this may incur fees.

Check here for the Higher One fees before you make your selection: Fee Schedule

You can change your method of payment at any time - just log into your Higher One account and make the changes.

If you have questions, please attend a Higher One workshop on your campus. Check with the campus financial aid office for dates/times of the workshops.

​For all Pell Grant eligible students who have completed their files and have been awarded and the awards have been accepted, the first 25% Pell Grant disbursement (first Friday of the term) is your disbursement for books and supplies. If you have questions regarding this disbursement, please contact your campus financial aid office.

All awards must be "accepted" through your online financial aid account before awards can be disbursed. If you need assistance with this process, please visit your campus financial aid office. In order for awards to be disbursed, all students are checked for satisfactory academic progress (http://www.cccd.edu/students/financial-aid/Pages/Satisfactory-Academic-Progress-Policy.aspx) and enrollment status. Enrollment status is:

Full time                   12.0 - or more units 

Three Quarter time     9-11.99

Half time                    6-8.99

Less than Half time     .055 - 5.99 

All semesters/terms have the same enrollment status, including summer session.

                  2015-2016 Disbursement Schedule

                                       Fall 2015

​August 14, 2015

​Golden West College Clock Hour students only

Pell Grant, Cal Grant - - this funding is for books and supplies

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by August 3, 2015.

​August 28, 2015

​Pell Grant - 25% - - this funding is for books and supplies

PLUS Loans - 100%

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by August 17, 2015.

September 4, 2015

​Pell Grant - 25% (for those students who did not receive a Pell Grant payment on August 28, 2015)

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by August 26, 2015.

​September 18, 2015

​Pell Grant - 25%

FSEOG - 100%

Cal Grant - 100%

Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) - 100% for those students who are continuing students and have prior loans unless this is a Fall only loan; two payments will be made

Perkins Loans - 100%

FINAL PAYMENTS FOR 14-15 - all funds.

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by September 7, 2015.

​October 9, 2015

​All funds except final Pell Grant payment

Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) 100% for new students, new borrowers; except those students who have Fall only loans; two payments will be made.

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by September 28, 2015.

October 23, 2015


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October 30, 2015

​Pell Grant funds for those students who did not receive the first two Pell Grant disbursements.

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by October 12, 2015.


Freeze Date - enrollment adjustments (up and down) Students must have dropped or added classes before 12:59 on October 29. October 30 at 00:01 units will be adjusted to the current enrolled units.

No disbursement

​November 16​, 2015

​All funds

Fall only Direct Loan(s) final payment

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by November 2, 2015.

December 11, 2015

​All funds remaining for Fall 2015

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by November 30, 2015.

 

                                     Spring 2016

​January 15, 2016

​Golden West College Clock Hour students only. Pell Grant, Cal Grant - - this funding is for books and supplies

Fall 2015 payments that were not processed will be processed and paid - Pell Grant, FSEOG, FTSSG, Cal Grant, and Loans.

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by December 11, 2015.

​February 5, 2016

​Pell Grant - 25% - - this funding is for books and supplies

PLUS loans - 100%

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by January​ 25, 2016. 

​February 26, 2016

Pell Grant - 25%

FSEOG -100% Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant

Cal Grant - 100%

Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) and Perkins Loans - 100% for those students who are continuing students and have prior loans unless this is a Fall only loan; two payments will be made

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by February 15, 2016.

​March 11, 2016

Pell Grant - remaining payments from 2/5 and 2/26

Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) 100%

Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) and Perkins 100% for new students, new borrowers; except those students who have Spring only loans; two payments will be made.

FSEOG, CalGrant, FTSSG

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by February 29, 2016. 

​March 25, 2016

​All funds except final Pell Grant payment

All documents and review must be completed by March 14, 2016.

​April 15, 2016

Freeze Date - enrollment adjustments (up and down)

No disbursement

​April 29, 2016

​Pell Grant - 50% final payment

Spring only Direct Loan(s) final payment

All remaining funds for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

All documents submitted, review completed, and awards accepted by April 18, 2016.

May 20, 2016

​All remaining funds for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

All documents and review must be completed by May 9, 2016.

June 10, 2016











​All remaining funds for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

All documents and review must be completed by May 31, 2016.

NOTE: If you registered for Summer Session and fees are owing, your financial aid will pay these fees and send any remaining funds to you.

Summer 2016 

​​June 17, 2016                                                                             First Pell payment 25%

​July 15, 2016                                                                               Second Pell Payment - 25%

                                                                                                     Loans and FSEOG payments

August 5, 2016                                                                           Final Pell Grant and Loan Payments

Revised: 4/29/2016