Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines
Students are encouraged to complete their financial aid application by March 2nd of each year to ensure timely delivery of financial aid funds. The school will review your application and may request more information if it is necessary to complete your file. Below are important dates and deadlines to help you with your financial aid planning efforts.
Financial Aid Application Deadlines
|Academic Year||Application Period Begins||Application Deadline||Federal Income Tax Year|
|2022-2023 (Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2023)||October 1, 2021||June 30, 2023||2020|
|2023-2024 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2024)||October 1, 2022||June 30, 2024||2021|
Deadline to Submit Verification Documents for the 2022-2023
|2022-2023 Aid Year|
|Deadline to Submit Initial 2022-2023 Verification Documents||August 9, 2023|
|Deadline to Submit Follow-Up 2022-2023 Verification Documents||August 23, 2023|
|Gavilan College 2024-2025 General Scholarship||TBA|
|Other Scholarships||Dates May Vary|
Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
The frozen enrollment date is the date that Financial Aid uses to determine each student's eligibility for various financial aid awards. Students should enroll in all classes or make necessary changes to their schedule before the frozen enrollment date. Late start courses will only count towards your financial aid if you are registered before the frozen enrollment date.
2023-2024 Frozen Enrollment Dates
|Fall 2023 - Aviation||October 9, 2023|
|Fall 2023 - All Financial Aid Eligible Programs||October 16, 2023|
|Spring 2024 - Aviation||March 4, 2024|
|Spring 2024- All Financial Aid Eligible Programs||March 18, 2024|
|Summer 2024 - All Financial Aid Eligible Programs||July 1, 2024|
All disbursement and check mail dates are estimated. We make every effort to maintain the published schedule; however, it is subject to change.
Funds will be disbursed/credited to the student account after all required documentation has been satisfied by the student and the file has been reviewed and completed by a Sr. Specialist. Please note that it can take 2-4 weeks for the financial aid file to be reviewed and completed.
Financial Aid funds will first be applied to any outstanding balances. If a credit remains on your student account, the Business Services Office will process a refund check, which will be mailed following the dates below. Please allow approximately two weeks for processing and mailing.
|Check Mail Date||% of Payment||Award Type(s)|
|8/3/2023||50%||Pell Grants for Aviation Only|
|TBA||100%||Pell Grant for Aviation Only|
|10/27/2023||100%||Pell Grants and SEOG Grants|
|TBA||100%||Cal Grants and SSC Grants|