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How is financial aid enrollment status calculated?

Financial Aid enrollment status calculations
Units Enrolled Enrollment Status for Financial Aid
0.5 - 5.5 Less than Half-time
6 - 8.5 Half-time
9 - 11.5 Three-quarter time
12 or more Full-time

For detailed information on your awards and disbursements, visit MyCerritos. Find out how to check for your disbursement.  For tentative dates for future disbursements, visit Disbursement Schedule.

How often does financial aid enrollment status get determined?

The Financial Aid Office identifies courses added every 1-2 weeks up until Census

Census Dates for 2018-2019

Fall 2018                      Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Spring 2019                 Monday, April 1st, 2019

Summer 2019              Monday, July 15th, 2019

The Financial Aid Office uses a census date each semester to determine the amount of Pell Grant and Cal Grant a student will receive for the semester.  All enrollment will be locked on the financial aid census date at 11:59pm.   Any enrollment adjustments (adds/drops) made after the financial aid census date will not be considered.  Students may owe if they drop before census date and a charge will be posted on their student account.  Appeals may be accepted for late adds if there was an extenuating circumstance for adding late. 

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