For state programs, you must be a California resident.
The California Community Colleges Finish Line Scholars Program supports students to ensure they stay on track with their education and complete a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year college or university.
The program is intended to help eliminate regional educational gaps through the distribution of emergency financial aid to students facing unexpected hardships and scholarships to students who are well on their way toward a finish line goal of transferring to a college or university or completing a certificate or degree.
To access DREAM Act information, visit the DREAMers Success Center
Federal Aid Programs require that a student have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
Where do I apply?
How much will I receive?
The amount of your Federal Pell Grant award has been calculated from the information reported on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and is based upon your enrollment in 12 or more eligible units each semester.
When will I receive payment?
The Fall & Spring payments will be calculated based on enrollment one week prior to the beginning of the semester.
Payments will be issued on the Friday prior to the start of the semester. ½ of the award is issued in the Fall, ½ of the award is issued in the Spring. There are 3 (three) disbursements each semester. See below
Effective Fall 2015, Pell Grants will be disbursed in THREE payments each semester (first disbursement: 30%, second disbursement: 20%, third disbursement: 50%) according to the disbursement schedule. The amount of your disbursement is based on the number of units you are actively enrolled in 7 days prior to the disbursement date.