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Cabrillo Financial Aid Processing Timelines

The complete process can take 4-6 weeks!

*Processing times are approximate*
Making unnecessary corrections to your FAFSA and/or submitting incorrect forms will cause delays!

Disbursement Timelines

Disbursement dates depend on when your completed file is reviewed. Students awarded before the midpoint of the semester will be awarded in two disbursements. Students awarded after the midpoint of the term will be awarded in one disbursement.

  • The first half of the semester amount of Pell Grants are disbursed no earlier than ten days prior to the start of each term.

  • Cal Grants are disbursed after the add/drop period, around the fourth week of each semester.

  • SEOG and the second half of the semester amount of Pell Grants are disbursed approximately mid-way through the semester.

Awards will be deposited to the selected refund preference you chose with Bank Mobile at If no action is taken to select a refund preference, a check will be mailed to the address in your WebAdvisor account after one month.

Cabrillo Scholarships: If you have been awarded a scholarship, it will be disbursed the week before the start of the term unless enrollment verification is required. Scholarships requiring enrollment verification will be disbursed within two weeks of the receipt of your enrollment verification. For more information on the Cabrillo General Scholarship visit: 

For Summer term, students are awarded once enrolled; however, disbursements are made towards the end of the summer session to ensure correct enrollment status and award amounts. No adjustments are made once you have been awarded.

Fall 2020 Second Disbursement Date: October 22nd

Spring 2021 Second Disbursement Date: March 18th

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