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 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.

Summer California Promise Grant

To be considered for Summer 2021 California Promise Grant, students must submit the 2021-2022 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

If you received a Pell Grant in 2020-2021, you may qualify for a Pell Grant in summer 2021, 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 have no remaining eligibility for the 2020-2021 year and we have received a 2021-2022 FAFSA that is Pell Grant eligible, the award will be based on the new award year eligibility.

To be eligible to receive a Summer 2021 Pell Grant, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must have a completed financial aid file for 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 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 during the fall and spring semesters must be enrolled in at least 6 units for summer. 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.


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.


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 policies and repeatability of coursework policy still apply for the summer 2021 term. Failure to make Satisfactory Academic Progress during Summer 2021, could result in a loss of eligibility for Fall 2021.

Students who are on Warning or Monitoring status, 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 2021.

Summer 2021
Completed file and
Processed date by: 
Funds Available by: Award Type
Tuesday, June 1 Thursday, June 10

1st Pell Disbursement; 50% Pell Disbursement

Tuesday, June 22 Thursday, July 1 1st Pell Disbursement (New and increased units)
Friday, July 16 Monday, July 26 1st and 2nd Pell Disbursement; 1st Pell Disbursement and second 1/2 of Pell Disbursement

*Disbursement Dates are tentative and subject to change.