Award funds offered in your award letter
Certain funds require additional processing steps before disbursement.
It is your responsibility to complete the process to ensure funds can be confirmed and disbursed to you.
All awards - Your academic transcripts from all prior colleges/universities, in the U.S. and/or foreign countries, must be submitted to the Admissions' office.
Notify Santa Ana College's financial aid office upon submitting your transcripts to the Admissions office so the financial aid office can request Admissions' office to evaluate your transcripts. Your Satisfactory Academic Progress will be recalculated after the transcript evaluation, and you award may be modified according to the evaluation result.
New Cal Grant Entitlement – You must confirm your high school diploma status with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) if you haven't already done so. You can do this online at
https://my grantinfo.csac.ca.gov or at
www.webgrants4students.org. CSAC will notify us of your confirmation.
Federal work-study – You must complete the hiring paperwork and the
job interview before reporting to the assigned work place. The Student
Placement Office has emailed you the Federal Work-Study (FWS) workshop schedule
for you to attend. If you failed to
attend the FWS workshop, you may go to the Student Placement Office at the
Village, room VL-106, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, Monday through Thursday to
schedule an appointment beginning August 7th, 2017 and continuing
through August 31st, 2017.
Bring a copy of this award letter when you visit the Student Placement
Office. If you do not contact the
Student Placement Office by August 31st, 2017, we will assume that
you have changed your mind and the FWS award will be cancelled and presented to
another student. You must maintain at
least half-time (6 approved units) financial aid status to be eligible for the
Federal Work-Study program.
Direct Loans – To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan, you
must complete the loan request form and submit it to our office as soon as
possible before the deadline. You must complete the Master Promissory
Note (MPN) and the Student Loan Entrance Counseling on-line at www.studentloans.gov before you submit the loan request form.
Student Loan Exit Counseling is also required once you cease below 6 units or
stop attending Santa Ana College. Exit Counseling can be done online at www.studentloans.gov. The deadline to submit a loan request form and
all required documents for loan processing for fall 2017 is 11/22/2017, and for
spring 2018 is 5/13/2018. If you have turned in a loan request but have
not turned in all required documents for loan processing by the deadlines, we
will assume that you have changed your mind and your Direct Loan Request will
be cancelled. You must maintain at least half-time (6 approved units)
enrollment and meet all federal aid requirements to be eligible for the Direct
Method of Fund Disbursements: You must choose your financial aid disbursement method in order to receive your financial aid award funds. There are two methods of electronically disbursements: ACH Transfer (Direct Deposit funds in your bank account, typically 2-3 business days after school disburses the funds); RSCCD Financial Aid Funds Card (Funds available same day when school disburses the funds). To sign up go to www.enroll.moneynetworkedu.com. If you do not select either ACH Transfer or RSCCD Financial Aid Funds Card, you will received your funds via a paper check that may take at least 7 to 10 days from the disbursement date to receive in the mail.NO PELL GRANT AWARD
If your award does not include a Pell Grant, you may either:
Have a high EFC that does not qualify you for a Pell Grant award
Have a Bachelor's degree that does not qualify you for a Pell Grant award
Have exceeded the 600 percent lifetime used of Pell Grant according to the new Federal Law
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) POLICY
- RSCCD is required by federal regulations to establish a Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
- Students who do not meet the minimum SAP standards will lose their eligibility for financial aid. The complete SAP policy can be found on the financial aid page at www.sac.edu. Deadline to appeal for fall 2017 is 11/17/2017, for spring 2018 is 5/11/2018 and for summer 2018 is 7/12/2018
- Students, who went through the SAP Appeal process and was approved for an academic program, must adhere to the Educational Plan developed for that program. The financial aid award may be modified to reflect only the units required for that program.
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS AND OVERPAYMENT
Federal regulations require that a student must pay back part or all of his/her financial aid disbursement if a student withdraws from all or part of his/her classes. Please make an appointment with a financial aid advisor if you consider dropping your classes.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provide students certain rights regarding their educational records, including information on the student's financial aid application. As a rule, the
RSCCD Financial Aid Offices cannot release information to anyone other than the student. If you want RSCCD to release information to someone else, please visit our Financial Aid Office and request a Student Authorization Release Form. You must present your Student ID, current California ID, or California Driver's License to make this request.
If you have any questions, please contact the Santa Ana College Financial Aid Office at (714) 564-6242.