Enrollment status is the number of units upon which your financial aid award is
based. This status is determined when your initial award is made. Your
enrollment status is verified on census day (the third Monday of the semester)
and adjustments are made to your award for the academic year depending upon the
number of units in which you are enrolled. Classes added after the enrollment
status has been established will not result in an award being revised upward.
Dropping classes may result in your award being revised downward or being
In establishing eligibility for financial aid, enrollment status is determined
9 - 11.5 units
6 - 8.5 units
Less than 1/2 Time
0.5 - 5.5 units
Enrollment in Distance Education
who are only enrolled in distance education (online) courses must reside in
California during that semester to be eligible for financial aid. Students must
verify their place of residence with the Grossmont College Financial Aid Office.
If you are enrolled in online courses only and live outside of California, you
are not eligible for federal financial aid. For more details, please contact the
Financial Aid Office.
Units taken concurrently at Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College may be
accepted for financial aid purposes if a student has filed a consortium
agreement. A student must apply for financial aid and file a consortium
agreement at the college where he/she has declared a major and must be enrolled
in a minimum of six overall units combined at both institutions.
The student must also be
enrolled in all units by census day and the courses bust be required for the
student's educational objective. Students must maintain enrollment in
at least one course at Grossmont College or the consortium agreement will be
cancelled. Consortium agreements should be submitted before the student's
census day and no later than the studentís last day of enrollment for the term
in which the consortium agreement will be applied.
agreements must be filed every semester and can only be submitted once per
For Summer 2013, students may apply for a Consortium Agreement if
enrolled in a minimum of 6 overall units combined at both institutions.
You must maintain enrollment in at least one course at Grossmont College or the
Consortium Agreement will be cancelled. You must submit a summer
Consortium Agreement to the Financial Aid Office by July 18, 2013. This is
the date financial aid is using as your Census Day for summer.
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