Skip to contentSkip to Main Site NavigationSkip to Site Left NavigationSkip to Site Utility NavigationSkip to Site SearchSkip to FooterDownload Adobe Reader
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Home » Student Services » Financial Aid & Scholarships » Financial Aid Student Guide Online

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 date, 9/09/19 for the fall semester and 2/10/2020 for the spring semester.  If you are awarded after 9/09/19 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 date. 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
Census Dates
Fall 2019 September 9, 2019
Spring 2020 February 10, 2020


*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 in after census date and no later than November 09, 2019 for fall 2019, and April 27, 2020 for spring 2020. Census date is 09/09/2019 for fall 2019 and 02/10/2020 for spring 2020.  If you are awarded after 09/09/19, your fall census date is your award date. If you are awarded after 02/10/20, your spring census date is your award date.  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. If you drop below six units total, the Consortium Agreement will be canceled, and your financial aid award may go down or 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.

cuyamaca college wendell cutting science center                    right direction arrow                 general college image
Cuyamaca College Financial Aid                                        New School
                                                                                (Contact your new school                                                                                     about Financial Aid)     



Last Updated: 05/29/2019
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District