Units Required

You must be enrolled in the minimum required units for "full award" listed below in order for grants and loans to disburse automatically. If you are on a waitlist, those units are not counted towards your total enrolled units. If you are not able to enroll in the units required for the automatic disbursement of your aid, your financial aid will be adjusted to reflect your enrollment status. This is a manual process that is usually completed between weeks 5-8 of the semester. 

Please note for students with Pell Grant - there are some circumstances when you will not be eligible for any Pell grant funds at less than half time enrollment. For example you could be eligible for a reduced Pell grant with enrollment of 9 units and not be eligible for any reduced Pell grant at 4 units. This calculation is based on your EFC (expected family contribution).

Impact of Enrollment on Direct Loans:

In general, Direct Loans are not pro-rated based on enrollment.  However, you must be enrolled at least Half-Time in order to be eligible to receive funds from the loans.  If you do not begin enrollment at least half-time, or if at the time funds are released you are enrolled less than half-time, you will not be eligible for your loan funds.

Loan amounts for graduating seniors (Undergraduate Students) enrolled for one semester only:

If you will be graduating, and are enrolled for one semester only during the award year, your Direct Loans will be prorated as follows:

  • enrolled in fewer than 12 units, loans are prorated down, based on units
  • enrolled in more than 12 units, loans are prorated up based on units

 

Grants:

Number of credits:

Funds received:

Federal Pell Grant *

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

75% of Full Award

6-8 units

50% of Full Award

1-5 units

25% of Full Award

Federal Pell Grant (TEP students) *

12 TEP units

Full Award

9-11 TEP units

75% of Full Award

6-8 TEP units

50% of Full Award

1-5 TEP units

Canceled

State University Grant *

(Undergraduate & Credential)

12 units

Full Award

7-11 units

Full Award

6 units

Adjusted

1-5 units

Canceled

State University Grant *

(Graduate)

12 units

Full Award

7-11 units

Full Award

4-6 units

Adjusted

1-3 units

Canceled

SEOG Grant *

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

Full Award

7-8 units

Full Award

6 units

Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Cal Grant A *

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

75% of Full Award

6-8 units

50% of Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Cal Grant B (Fees) *

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

75% of Full Award

6-8 units

50% of Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Cal Grant B (Subsistence) *

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

75% of Full Award

6-8 units

50% of Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Stafford Loan (Undergraduate & Credential)

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

Full Award

6-8 units

Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan only (Graduate)

8 units

Full Award

4-7 units

Full Award

1-3 units

Canceled

Perkins Loan (Undergraduate) * 16/17 only

17/18 no Perkins Loan available.

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

Full Award

6-8 units

Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

PLUS Loan (Undergraduate & Credential)

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

Full Award

6-8 units Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Private Loans

12 units

Full Award

9-11 units

Full Award

6-8 units

Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

EOP *

12 units

Full Award

1-11 units

Canceled

Federal Work Study *

12 units

Full Award

6-11 units

Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

Cal Poly Pomona Grant *

12 units

Full Award

6-11 units

Full Award

1-5 units

Canceled

MCS for Undergrad & Credential Students
(Masters Students Not Eligible)

7+ units

Full Award

6 units

Adjusted

1-5 units

Canceled

* Dependent on Expected Family Contribution