Summer Financial Aid

Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you?  Summer is considered a "cross-over" period, which means that it begins in one academic year and crosses over into another.  In order to be considered for both the Federal Pell Grant and the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver), students must apply for both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.

Summer California Promise Grant

To be considered for Summer 2023 California Promise Grant, students must submit the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA 

The California College Promise Grant program is available for qualified California residents and verified AB540 students that meet all eligibility criteria. The CCPG waives mandatory enrollment cost per unit ($46 per unit), a portion or all of the health cost.

Summer Pell Grant and Year Round Pell Grant

If you received a Pell Grant in 2022-2023, you may qualify for a Pell Grant in summer 2023, even if you attended full time in both semesters. Eligible students may receive up to three Pell Grant awards between fall, spring and summer. Note: One full-time semester of Pell Grant equals 50% of your scheduled Pell Grant award.  If you enrolled part-time fall 2022 or spring 2023, there is no minimum unit requirement
to receive a summer Federal Pell Grant (unless required by your EFC). You can use the
remainder of your annual Federal Pell Grant amount during summer with no minimum
unit requirement.

If you have no remaining eligibility for the 2022-2023 year and we have received a 2023-2024 FAFSA that is Pell Grant eligible, the award will be based on the new award year eligibility.

To be eligible to receive a Summer 2023 Pell Grant, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must have a completed financial aid file for 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 award year at Chaffey College.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). You must not be Ineligible or Disqualified based on the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for Financial Aid.
  • A student who was enrolled full-time (12 units+) during the fall and spring semesters must be enrolled in at least 6 units for summer to receive summer Pell grant. Students enrolled in less than 6 units will only be eligible for a summer Pell grant if they did not use 100% of their eligibility during the fall and spring term.


Example of how Year-Round Pell Works

A student with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 is eligible for $6,495 in Federal
Pell Grant award for the year, or $3,247 for the fall semester and $3,248 for the spring
Under the Year Round Pell program, this student could receive an additional $3,248 for the summer
semester if they enrolled full-time (12 units).
If the student enrolls half-time (6 units) in the summer semester, the student would receive a
$1,624 Federal Pell Grant for summer, or one-half of a full award. 

If you are a current Pell Grant recipient, and your financial aid file is complete and reviewed, you will be sent an email through your Chaffey College Panther email address. Your financial aid awards will be available under MyChaffey Portal via financial aid self service. Payment will be adjusted based upon your enrollment.

Enrollment Status

Awards are based on full-time enrollment status; however, students are not necessarily required to enroll in full-time to receive aid. If students are enrolled in less than full-time for the semester, disbursements will be adjusted in accordance with the enrollment status.

12 or more units= full-time enrollment status (students receive 100% of award per semester)

9.0-11.5 units=3/4 time enrollment status (students receive 75% of award per semester)

6.0-8.5 units= ½ time enrollment status (students receive 50% of award per semester)

5.5 units or less= less than half-time enrollment status (award) will be prorated; not all students are eligible at less than half-time enrollment)


Important facts:

  • Every student’s eligibility is different. Your actual Summer Pell Grant may vary depending on your EFC, your remaining Pell Grant eligibility, your summer enrollment status and your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (PLEU).
  • Your PELL Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) will also be increased.
  • Important: The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds students may receive is limited to be the equivalent
    of six years of Federal Pell Grant funding. Since the amount of a scheduled Pell Grant award
    you can receive each award year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. You can
    check your remaining eligibility level online by logging on to using your FSA
    ID. View your Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU) on the Financial Aid Review page. 


Federal Pell Grant awards will be divided in two payments each semester. The first disbursement will be issued during the first week of the semester. Disbursements will be made to eligible students who have Pell awarded and are enrolled in courses. Payment is based on the number of units at the time of calculation (calculations are made approximately 5-10 days before disbursement). Although you may be registered, you must be in attendance and your classes must have already started. Late start classes must begin for units to be included in first disbursement; otherwise they will be included on subsequent disbursements. Payment will be adjusted according to enrollment status.

All Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies and return to Title IV (R2T4)/withdrawal Repayment Policies and repeatability of coursework policy still apply for the summer 2023 term. Failure to make Satisfactory Academic Progress during Summer 2023, could result in a loss of eligibility for Fall 2023.

Students who are on Warning status, Monitoring, Appeal approved (Academic Plan) status may experience a financial aid disbursement delay in their next semester until grades are posted and SAP is evaluated for Spring 2023.


Summer 2023
Completed file and
Processed date by: 
Funds available by:  
Tuesday, May 30 Thursday, June 8

1st Pell Disbursement; 50% Pell Disbursement

Tuesday, June 20 Thursday, June 29 1st Pell Disbursement (New and increased units)
Friday, July 7 Thursday, July 20 1st and 2nd Pell Disbursement; 1st Pell Disbursement and second 1/2 of Pell Disbursement

*Disbursement Dates are tentative and subject to change.