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Financial Aid Student Guide

This student guide is designed to help you understand what financial aid may be available to you and what you can do so that you may receive that financial aid. If this information does not answer your questions, our staff is available to assist you. Please call us at (619) 660-4201 or visit the Financial Aid Office in the One-Stop Student Services Center (Building A300) near the corner of Fury Lane and Rancho San Diego Parkway.

Enrollment Requirements                             

General Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment status is the number of units that your financial aid award is based.  This status is set when your first award is made.  Your enrollment status is checked on Census Day,  (CHECK FALL AND SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE FOR DATE). If you are awarded after Census Day, then your census date will be the date you are awarded financial aid.  Your award is adjusted based on the number of units you are enrolled in on census day.  Adding classes after the enrollment status has been set, including classes you are on a waitlist for, will not increase your award.  Dropping classes may cause your award to decrease or be canceled.


Status Fall or Spring
Full Time 12+ Units
3/4 Time 9 - 11.5 Units
1/2 Time 6 - 8.5 units
Less than 1/2 Time 0.5 -5,5 units

*Summer financial aid enrollment status is the same as for fall or spring. Please see the        Financial Aid Office for additional information about summer.

Enrolling at Cuyamaca and Grossmont (Consortium Agreement)

Units taken concurrently at Cuyamaca College and Grossmont College may be added together for financial aid purposes if a student has a declared a major and educational objective offered at Cuyamaca College.  A student must apply for financial aid, complete a consortium agreement for each semester, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 overall units combined at Cuyamaca College and Grossmont College.  Students are allowed to submit only ONE consortium agreement per semester, must maintain enrollment in at least 1 course at Cuyamaca College, and combined courses must be required for the students declared major and educational objective.

This agreement covers one semester only, and should be turned by the deadline posed on the agreement.  You must be enrolled in the courses listed on the consortium agreement by your census date, and have a declared major of record with Admissions and Records that matches the major/educational goal on the consortium agreement, or the agreement will be canceled.

Students Enrolled in Distance Education (on-line) Courses

Students who are enrolled in distance education (on-line) courses only must reside in California during that semester to be eligible for financial aid.  Students must verify their place of residence with the Financial Aid Office.  If you are enrolled in on-line courses only and live outside of California, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.  For more details, please visit our website for enrollment in on-line courses, or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Changing Schools

If you will be changing schools, keep in mind that your financial aid does not automatically go with you.  To receive financial aid at your new school, contact your new school’s Financial Aid Office to find out what you must do to receive financial aid at that school.

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Last Updated: 08/29/2019
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