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Financial Aid & Scholarship Updates for 2019-20

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Receive your financial aid disbursements/refunds electronically instead of paper check! For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:

For information on the disbursement process and how select a refund preference, click HERE


 Pell Grant disbursements will begin the Friday before each semester starts.

  • Check your WebAdvisor for your disbursement dates.
    • Fall Disbursements start on August 17
    • Spring Disbursements start on January 25

  • No more Pell Book Vouchers – We are no longer producing Pell Book Vouchers. Instead, we are doing earlier disbursements so you can have funds available earlier and be able to choose who you purchase your books and supplies from.
  • It is more relevant than ever to select a refund preference with BankMobile so you can get your funds faster and safer. If you do not select a refund preference, earlier disbursement dates won’t matter because you’ll get a paper check in about 21 days.

Receive your financial aid disbursements and college refunds via BankMobile  

Have a Cal Grant? Here's a $4000 grant you could be eligible for!


The SSCG grant is a state program administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and awarded by the college. The program is designed to encourage full-time enrollment, quicker achievement of the student's educational goal and is a supplement to Cal Grant B and C recipients.  SSCG awards are made on a first-come-first-serve basis and students must be full-time as of Census Day for each Fall or Spring term to receive the grant.  The award amounts are tiered and are based as follows:

  • A maximum of $1,298 annually (or a maximum of $649 per semester) for eligible students who are enrolled between 12 and 14.5 units each semester.
  • A maximum of $4,000 annually (or a maximum of $2,000 per semester) for eligible students who are enrolled in 15 or more units each semester.
  • NOTE: There is a limited amount of SSCG so not all eligible students will receive this grant.

If you need help on deciding how many units to take to maximize your aid, please go to the Counseling office and meet with an academic counselor. 


Taking Online Courses Only?

Federal regulations have affected how colleges offer financial aid to students who take only online courses.  If you are taking on-line courses only and reside OUTSIDE of California, you are currently not eligible for financial aid through our college.  If you do reside in California, then you may be eligible for financial aid.  However, you need to verify that you are residing in California during the current semester.  Please go the Financial Aid website and select the “Online Course Residency” button for more information and instructions on how to verify that you reside in California.  If you continue to take online courses only, you must verify that you live in California each semester.


(Formerly known as the Board Of Governors Fee Waiver or BOG)

The BOG is now called the Promise Grant. The Promise Grant pays for some or all of your mandatory fees:  Enrollment Fee (currently $46/unit), Health Fee, Student Center Construction Fee, and the Student Representative Fee.  If you are awarded the Promise Grant before you enroll in your classes, the fees that you are eligible to have waived will be waived automatically.  If you pay for your fees and receive a Promise Grant afterwards, you may be eligible for a refund which you can pick up at the Cashier’s window at the Student Services Center or it will eventually disbursed to you via credit back to your credit card if you a credit card to pay for the fees, direct deposit, Vibe Account, or mail.  You must also meet minimum academic and progress standards to maintain eligibility for the Promise Grant. For more information, go to the Cuyamaca Promise Grant page.


Last Updated: 01/29/2020
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