For Grants

The amount listed for a Pell Grant, a SEOG Grant, or a Cal Grant is usually based on full-time attendance.

  • If you are enrolled full-time (12 or more units) on the Financial Aid Census Date: you will receive 100% of your semester grant award.

    2018-19 students enrolled full time are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 5487 or higher.

  • If you are enrolled 3/4 time (9 to 11.5 units) on the Financial Aid Census Date: you will receive 75% of your semester grant award.

    2018-19 Students enrolled 3/4 time are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 5301 or higher.

  • If you are enrolled 1/2 time (6 to 8.5 units) on the Financial Aid Census Date: you will receive 50% of your semester grant award.

    2018-19 Students enrolled 1/2 time are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 4901 or higher.

  • If you are enrolled less than 1/2 time; (0.5 to 5.5 units) on the Financial Aid Census Date: you will receive up to 25% of your semester grant award.

    2018-19 Students enrolled less than 1/2 are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 3701 or higher.

Summer Pell Grant Payment

Santa Monica College is currently offering Pell grants for summer courses (provided you are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress).​

  • For Summer Pell Grant purposes, the enrollment requirements are the same as Fall and Spring.
    (See comments above regarding the percentage of your actual Pell payment in Summer)

  • Students need to be enrolled in at least 12 units to be considered full time.

  • Students enrolled in 9 to 11.5 units are considered 3/4 time.

  • Students enrolled 6 to 8.5 units are considered 1/2 time.

  • Students enrolled in less than 6 units are considered less than 1/2 time.

For Work Study

The amount listed for Federal Work Study or Cal Works Work Study is an allocation. You have to work in order to earn the money. Also, the Work Study Allocation is based on the availability of funds.

For California Promise Fee ​Waivers

The amount listed is an averaged amount of enrollment and health fees that are waived. You will not be paid this amount.

Enrolling At Two Or More Colleges Within The Same Academic Year

Students cannot receive Federal Financial Aid at two schools at the same time.

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