How is financial aid enrollment status calculated?
|Units Enrolled||Enrollment Status for Financial Aid|
|0.5 - 5.5||Less than Half-time|
|6 - 8.5||Half-time|
|9 - 11.5||Three-quarter time|
|12 or more||Full-time|
For detailed information on your awards and disbursements, visit MyCerritos. Find out how to check for your disbursement. For tentative dates for future disbursements, visit Disbursement Schedule.
How often does financial aid enrollment status get determined?
The Financial Aid Office identifies courses added every 1-2 weeks up until Census
Census date for 2023-2024
Fall 2023 Monday September 4, 2023
Spring 2024 Monday January 29, 2024
Summer 2024 TBD
Census date for 2022-2023
Fall 2022 Monday September 5, 2022
Spring 2023 Monday January 30, 2023
Summer 2023 Monday June 12, 2023
CENSUS DATE FOR 2021-2022
Fall 2021 Monday September 6, 2021
Spring 2022 Monday February 6, 2022
Summer 2022 Monday June 22, 2022
CENSUS DATE FOR 2020-2021
Fall 2020 Monday, September 7, 2020
Spring 2021 Monday, February 1, 2021
Summer 2021 Monday June 21, 2021
Census date for 2019-2020
Fall 2019 Monday, September 9, 2019
Spring 2020 Monday, February 3, 2020
Summer 2020 Monday, June 22, 2020
The Financial Aid Office uses a census date each semester to determine the amount of Pell Grant and Cal Grant a student will receive for the semester. All enrollment will be locked on the financial aid census date at 11:59pm. Any enrollment adjustments (adds/drops) made after the financial aid census date will not be considered. Students may owe if they drop before census date and a charge will be posted on their student account. Appeals may be accepted for late adds if there was an extenuating circumstance for adding late.