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Santa Monica College|Enrollment Development|Financial Aid and Scholarships|Do I get all of the money on my award notification in Corsair Connect?

Do I get all of the money on my award notification in Corsair Connect?

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       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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you are enrolled "less than 1/2 time," (1 to 5.5 units) on the Financial Aid Census Date: you will
    receive up to 25% of your semester grant award.
  • 2015-16 Pell Grant Payment Note:

  • Students enrolled full time are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 5199 or higher
  • Students enrolled 3/4 time are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 5001 or higher
  • Students enrolled 1/2 time are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 4601 or higher
  • Students enrolled less than 1/2 are not eligible for a Pell Grant if their Pell EFC is 3501 or higher
  • SMC adds winter units to spring units for federal and state Grant purposes.

          Summer Pell Grant Payment Note:

  • 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 BOG Waivers: the amount listed is an averaged amount of enrollment and health fees that are 
                                  “waived.” 
You will not be paid this amount.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: 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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