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Summer Financial Aid

Note: for financial aid purposes Summer I and Summer II are treated as one enrollment period. You will not receive any financial aid until you are actively taking classes. 

In order to be reviewed for Summer 2021 financial aid eligibility students must have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file. To ensure you have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file please review your your SBCC Pipeline account.  A Summer Federal Pell Grant award depends upon the student's grant usage in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Once Summer is awarded students will be notified via Pipeline email.

Summer Federal Pell Grant Eligibility-Students who had Full Time enrollment status during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
A student who used 100% of their Federal Pell Grant award for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant Award for the Summer 2021 period of enrollment. Students may have more Pell Grant eligibility for Summer if they:

  • Are enrolled in a total of 6 units (half time) in the Summer
  • Have Lifetime Pell Grant Eligibility remaining
  • Are meeting all other eligibility requirements to receive financial aid
  • Are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements

    A student who receives a Summer Federal Pell Grant and does not maintain enrollment in at least 6 units, may lose all or part of their Summer award and will likely have to repay the college.

Summer Federal Pell Grant Eligibility-Students with Part Time enrollment status for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021
A student who used part of their Federal Pell Grant for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 semester may have remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the Summer semester. 

Federal Direct Loans- Student and PLUS
Students may apply for Federal Direct Loans and/or alternative loans for the Summer semester. Maximum loan eligibility is based on the student’s grade level and dependency status.  If a student is requesting a Federal Direct loan for the first time in the 2020-2021 aid year they must complete all steps outlined in our website: SBCC Loans 'How do I request a Direct Loan'.  Students may have Direct Loan eligibility for Summer if they:

  • Have not already borrowed the maximum loan amount for the year
  • Are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  • Are actively enrolled in a minimum of 6 units

Important Summer 2021 Deadlines:

First day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for students not enrolled in Spring 2021 April 26, 2021
First disbursement of funds for students enrolled by May 17th, but not enrolled in Spring 2021 May 14, 2021 
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Spring 2021 determined. Look for email in your SBCC Pipeline account to determine if you need to appeal for Summer financial aid. May 14, 2021
First disbursement of funds for students enrolled in Spring 2021, and making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) May 21, 2021
Last day to add classes for enrollment period May 17th-June 26th for financial aid eligibility June 4, 2021
Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal for Summer. Students enrolled May 17th-August 7th June 18, 2021
First disbursement of all funds for students enrolled June 28th-August 7th June 25, 2021
Last day to add classes for enrollment period June 28th-August 7th for financial aid eligibility July 16, 2021
Deadline for California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal due for Summer 2021 August 6, 2021
Last day of instruction for Summer enrollment August 7, 2021