Financial Aid Disburement Dates

 

FALL 2015/SPRING 2016 Disbursement Dates


All disbursement dates are estimated; the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee the date you will receive your funds. We recommend you have an alternate plan if there is a delay in your funding. Once the Financial Aid Office completes student's file, each student will receive a Financial Aid Award Notification Email which will indicate an estimated Financial Aid Disbursement Date. IMPORTANT: Financial aid is disbursed according to Need (EFC) and number of units in which you are enrolled. Student must be enrolled.

Financial Aid disbursements (including loans) will be delayed, canceled, or reduced for students who are disqualified from financial aid because of lack of Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA, Pace, Time Frame). Students on Financial Aid Probation or in Excess Units without an approved Petition must wait until their file is reviewed and approved by the Financial Aid Office. Students who are not approved are disqualified from receiving aid.

FALL 2015 PELL GRANT PAYMENT DATES
FREEZE DATE FOR FALL 2015 is September 8, 2015

          DISBURSEMENT DATES                             
 GRANT TYPES
August 20, 2015 1st half of Pell Grant
September 3, 2015  1st half of Pell Grant (if not yet received)
September 17, 2015 1st half of Pell Grant (if not yet received)
October 1, 2015
1st half of Pell Grant (if not yet received)
October 15, 2015

2nd Half of Pell Grant Payment or Total Fall 2015 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received their 1st payment.

October 29, 2015

Total Fall 2015 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received Pell. 

November 19, 2015

Total Fall 2015 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received Pell.

December 10, 2015

Total Fall 2015 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received Pell.

SPRING 2016 PELL GRANT PAYMENT DATES

FREEZE DATE FOR SPRING 2016 is February 8, 2016

January 26, 2016 1st half of Pell Grant 
 February 11, 2016 1st half of Pell Grant (if not yet received) 
 February 25, 2016 1st half of Pell Grant (if not yet received) 
 March 10, 2016

1st half of Pell Grant (if not yet received) 

March 24, 2016

2nd Half of Pell Grant Payment or Total Spring 2016 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received their 1st payment. 

April 7, 2016

Total Spring 2016 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received Pell. 

April 28, 2016

Total Spring 2016 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received Pell.

May 19, 2016

Total Spring 2016 Pell Grant award for eligible students who have not yet received Pell.

 

FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PAYMENT DATESPlease refer to your Financial Aid Loan Certification Email for anticipated disbursement dates. Federal Student Loans are required to be disbursed in two payments. Fall-only and Spring-only loans will have different 2nd disbursement dates than annual loans.  


For individual information, we recommend that students refer to their Financial Aid Award Notification Email, which is sent to their Butte College email account after their file is completed. Please note that Pell Grant is normally disbursed in TWO payments per semester for California residents. Out-of-state students will receive any remainder from their financial aid once unpaid fees are automatically paid first.

Important Things to Know:

Cal Grant and Chafee Grant payments are not guaranteed because they are based on availability of state funds. Cal Grant is usually disbursed after the beginning of the semester. Chafee Grant recipients will be notified by student email if funds become available for them.

 


 Enrollment Status

Payment of Pell, Cal Grant and FSEOG is prorated based on a student's enrollment status per term.

Enrollment Status per Term
Full-Time  12 Units 100%
Three Quarter Status 9-11.99 Units 75%
Half-Time 6.8.99 Units 50%
Less Than Half-Time .5-5.99 Units  Approx. 25%-Pertains only to Pell Grant

 Higher One Disbursement Information                                      

Higher One
  • (BC Access Card) Same-business-day-deposit to your Higher One checking account. Funds available by 5 p.m. We recommend you set up Mobile Alerts so you know the actual time your funds are available.
  • Direct Deposit takes 3 additional days to be deposited into your account.
  • Paper check will take 7-10 business days to arrive.

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