Dropping Classes

If you are dropping some classes, but still enrolled in some classes, the Financial Aid Office will be performing a Pell and Cal Grant Recalculation at census date.

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. 

Census date for 2023-2024

Fall 2023                    Monday September 4, 2023

Spring 2024               Monday January 29, 2024

Summer 2024           Monday June 10, 2024

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 7, 2022

Summer 2022            Monday June 20, 2022 


Pell recalculation and Return of Title IV are mandatory required by the federal regulations and the Department of Education.

If you do not pay your debt by the due date specified in your overpayment letter, your debt may be assigned to collection to the Chancellor’s Overpayment Tax Offset Program (COTOP) or to the Department of Education, which could result in interest and/or fees being added.