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Mailing of Checks

Financial Aid checks will be mailed on the day of the disbursement date indicated on the disbursement schedule.  Please allow three to four working days for mail delivery. Checks will be mailed to the address of the student on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.  To ensure timely delivery of funds, please be sure that your correct mailing address is on file with Admissions.
Financial aid programs are generally disbursed in two payments during the academic year - one payment each semester.   All funds will be paid in two payments during the year except for Cal Grant, Pell Grant, and Federal Work-Study funds.  Students must be enrolled in at least six units at the time of the disbursement, except for Pell Grant if eligible based on less than half-time enrollment.
Financial aid checks are NOT mailed for disbursements of Federal Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study or for students who have a HOLD on their record which must be cleared before funds can be disbursed.  Students who are scheduled for a disbursement but have a HOLD will be notified by mail by the Office of Financial Aid.

Pick Up Checks in Person

Students who are required to pick up their check in person may pick up checks in the Student Business Office, Room U218.  The following identification must be presented to receive the check: 
  1. A California Driver License, or California I. D. card. 
  2. Your Rancho Santiago College Student ID. card. 
  3. Your original Social Security card.
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