Financial Aid & Scholarship Updates
Please read and then take action!
DISBURSEMENTS AND COLLEGE REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH BANKMOBILE
Receive your financial aid disbursements/refunds electronically instead of paper check!
Sign up for your electronic option NOW!
Direct Deposit – Funds will be deposited into your personal bank account on 1-5 days after the disbursement
BankMobile Vibe Account – Funds will be deposited into your Vibe Account on the same day as the disbursement
date. The Vibe Account is a checking account which also includes a Debit MasterCard.
The Vibe Card can be used like a debit card (use anywhere MasterCard is accepted)
and ATM card (no monthly fees and free ATM withdrawals at any Allpoint Network ATMs
and the ATMs at Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges).
Receiving your funds electronically is faster and more secure.
For information on the disbursement process and how to sign up, click HERE.
If you don’t sign up for Direct Deposit or the Vibe Account, your aid or refunds will
be delivered to you via paper check…which can take 21 days or longer for you to receive!
DON’T WAIT! SIGN UP FOR AN ELECTRONIC OPTION NOW!
- All enrolled students should have received or will get a green envelope or email from
BankMobile that will provide you the information you need to sign up for your ELECTRONIC
- If you do not sign up for direct deposit or Vibe Account, you will receive your disbursement
via paper check. Paper checks can take 21 days or longer to be disbursed! Your financial aid check will be mailed to your address of record with the Admissions
and Records Office or Money Network (if you updated your address with them directly).
It is your responsibility to make sure that the Admissions and Records Office and
BankMobile have your current address and email address. Use either Direct Deposit or the Vibe Account to receive your aid faster and more
NEW EARLY DISBURSEMENTS
Pell Grant disbursements will begin the Friday before each semester starts.
- Check your WebAdvisor for your disbursement dates.
- Fall Disbursements start on August 14
- 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 sign up for direct deposit or the Vibe Card so you
can get your funds faster and safer. If you do not sign up, earlier disbursement dates won’t matter because you’ll get
a paper check in about 21 days.
Don’t wait for a paper check! Sign up NOW for Direct Deposit or Vibe Account!
Have a Cal Grant? Here's a $4000 grant you could be eligible for!
STUDENT SUCCESS COMPLETION GRANT (SSCG)
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
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.
THE PROMISE GRANT
(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.
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