Once your financial aid is determined, you will receive an Award Letter with information about your financial aid package including your estimated offer and disbursement dates. You may check your award using your mySDCCD Student Portal under "View My Financial Aid."
Confirm Your Address or Direct Deposit Information
In order to receive your financial aid, it is important that you verify your mailing address in MySDCCD or sign up for Direct Deposit.
The award amounts listed in your Award Letter are based on full time enrollment (12
units), however, you don't necessarily need to be a full-time student to receive aid.
Unless you are in a specific program that requires full enrollment, your award will
be prorated according to your enrollment level until the end of the "Add and Drop"
period when classes become "locked" and the automated system sets your first disbursement
for the semester.
View Financial Aid Disbursement Dates
Enrollment Levels for Fall, Spring, and Summer
|Full Time: 12 units or above
|100% of the award
|Three Quarter Time: 9-11.5 units
|75% of the award
|Half Time: 6-8.5 units
|50% of the award
|Less Than Half Time: 0.5-5.5 units*
|25% of the award or less depending on the EFC
* Note that the Federal Pell Grant Program is the only Federal or State aid program that can be disbursed for students enrolled at Less Than Half-Time.
To apply and remain eligible for financial aid, you will need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP is determined by your GPA as well as the pace and rate at which you successfully complete course units. Get to know the SAP requirements and learn about the SAP appeal process to ensure that you can keep your aid.Learn more about how to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
If you withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence, the Financial Aid Office is required to recalculate your financial aid eligibility for student aid programs covered by Title IV. These programs include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Subsidized Loans, and PLUS Loans.