WLAC Big Building


Failure to meet the following deadlines will result in denial of aid for the entire award year.

Pell Grant Deadlines

For Pell Grants, a valid electronically processed FAFSA must be received by the college from the U.S. Department of Education before the last date of the semester for which you are enrolled.

Summer 2024 courses that begin on or after 7/22/24 are not financial aid eligible.
Fall 2024 courses that begin on or after 10/28/2024 are not financial aid eligible.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) disqualification Appeal Deadlines:

  • Summer 2024: August 9, 2024
  • Fall 2024: November 27, 2024
  • Winter 2025: January 24, 2025
  • Spring 2025: May 23, 2025

If you have been disqualified for financial aid, you have the opportunity to appeal the disqualification. Appeal forms are available through the Financial Aid Office page under the Forms section. You are required to attend a Financial Aid workshop before you can submit an appeal. You will lose your Pell Grant eligibility if you don’t submit your complete financial aid appeal paperwork by the deadline.

Direct Loan Deadline:

For Fall 2024 only students: November 8, 2024
For Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters, or the Spring 2025 semester only: April 22, 2025

CAL Grant Deadline

*March 2 – Cal Grant A, B Entitlement and Competitive awards and Cal Grant C award.

September 2 – Second chance deadline for community college students to apply for a Cal Grant B. Since the number of awards available in September is limited, it is best to apply by March 2.
(Students applying for the CAL Grant through the Dream Act application are not eligible for the second chance deadline and must apply before the March 2 deadline.)

  • The California Student Aid Commission has announced that the state financial aid priority deadline has been extended to May 2, 2024 for the 24-25 academic year.