Complete FAFSA, beginning January 1st, for the upcoming Fall term. Complete GPA Verification Form if necessary.
File by March 2nd for Cal Grant Deadline.
Student Aid Report is sent to student when FAFSA is processed.
Gavilan College receives FAFSA data, only if school was listed, from the US Department of Education.
Fee Waiver may be awarded, if you qualify.
Gavilan College sends a tracking letter requesting any additional documents.
If it appears you are not PELL eligible, you will be sent a denial letter.
Student returns required documents to Financial Aid Office.
It is the responsibility of the student to submit documents to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner.
File is reviewed, discrepancies are resolved and eligibility is determined.
Award letter is sent to eligible students.
Grant checks are sent shortly after award letters.
Remember that missing or incomplete information will delay the processing time.