Important dates and resources for the Summer session, check it out!
Important dates and resources for the Summer session, check it out!
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Here's everything you need to know about Financial Aid for Summer!

Summer 2023 Registration starts May 2.

Are you ready for Summer 2023?

With summer registration coming up, we wanted to send a friendly reminder about how financial aid works during the summer session!

You are receiving this email because you either enrolled at Cypress College in spring 2023 or have applied to attend Cypress College for summer 2023. 
Please disregard this email if you do not plan to attend Cypress College during summer 2023.
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Where's my Summer CCPG?
The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) fee waiver works a bit differently during the summer session in regards to timing:

Your CCPG will post and waive your enrollment fees within 48 hours after registering for any summer course IF you are eligible to receive the award.

Please note that students will not be dropped for nonpayment. A hold will be placed on a student's account until the balance is paid off, but will not be dropped from their courses.

The CCPG only covers enrollment fees. Log in to your myGateway account after the CCPG posts to pay your remaining balance online.
Learn more about the CCPG
SAP Notices Coming Soon!

SAP Notices Arrive End of May

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) notices are emailed to students at the start of each semester.
If disqualified, your SAP email will include the reason why you are disqualified and instructions on how you can appeal to have your aid reinstated for the summer session.
Summer Frequently Asked Questions
Which aid year is summer 2023 part of?
Summer 2023 is part of the 2022-23 aid year.
What types of financial aid are available during summer?
The two types of aid that are available to students during summer are the CCPG (fee waiver) and Pell Grant.
Is it too late to apply for the 2022-23 aid year?
It's not too late! The last day to complete a 2022-23 financial aid application in order to qualify for summer 2023 CCPG (and possibly Pell Grant) is June 30, 2023!

To apply for FAFSA, visit or for CADAA visit

Learn more about the Financial Aid application process
How will I know if I qualify for Pell Grant for Summer?
Summer Pell Grant eligibility depends on a few factors: SAP, Pell Grant received during the year, summer enrollment, and EFC.
  • Students will receive their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status notice via email prior to the start of the summer session.
  • If a student has already received their full amount of Pell Grant (enrolled in 12+ units during both fall 2022 & spring 2023)
    • Student must enroll in at least 6 units to qualify for additional Pell Grant during summer 2023.
  • If a student has not received all of their Pell Grant from fall and/or spring (was enrolled less than 12 units in fall and/or spring), then the student may be able to receive the remaining Pell Grant if enrolled in less than 6 units.
    • If your EFC is between 5501 and 6206, you may need to be enrolled in at least 9 units to qualify for a Pell Grant disbursement.
Disbursement Schedule for Summer. Freeze Date is june 13, 2023. If eligble for Pell grant, you'll receive it June 9, 2023.
If you've been awarded a Pell Grant, you'll receive it on Friday, June 9*.
For more disbursement information, including the summer 2023 disbursement schedule, FAQ, and BankMobile, please visit our Disbursement help page.
Please note that disbursements typically arrive on Friday evenings, and if transferring to your bank account it may take an additional 1-2 business days.
*In order to be paid on the first disbursement date, the following must be met by May 24:
  • Your financial aid file must be complete;
  • Your home campus must be Cypress College; 
  • Your SAP status must be Good, Warning, or Pro1; and
  • You must be enrolled in summer 2023 courses.
  • Your summer course must start at the beginning of summer session.
What might affect your disbursement dates:
  • Completing tasks late. After May 24, your Pell Grant funds should arrive to BankMobile three Fridays after you complete your file.
  • Enrolling in late-start classes. Late-start classes can affect the amount you receive in your first disbursement, or may delay your full disbursement as we cannot pay for late-start units until you start attending those classes. If you have a late-start class, you would receive your Pell Grant two Fridays after your class starts.
  • You need to submit a SAP appeal. If your SAP appeal is approved, you'll receive your financial aid funds two Fridays after your appeal is approved.
Visit our Disbursement Help page

Balancing your school work & personal life

We encourage you to consider only taking the amount of units that you believe you can successfully complete during the summer session — and also still be able to relax and enjoy your summer!

If this will be your first time taking a summer class, consider taking just one class at a time as the summer session moves at a much faster pace than fall and spring. Oftentimes, students who enroll in more than one class per session feel overwhelmed midway through. If you're unsure, you can meet with an academic counselor to discuss your options and help figure out what may work best for you.
Meet with an Academic Counselor

Has your (or parent) income significantly decreased since 2020?

If your or your parent's income has significantly decreased since 2020 (the income you entered on your FAFSA/CADAA), you may request an EFC Appeal to use your more recent income.
Learn how to request an EFC Appeal
If you have any questions about your financial aid, please contact us. We're here to help!
*Don't forget to include your student ID number in your message!
Live ChatCranium Café (sign in with your myGateway login information)
Phone: (714) 484-7114
In-person: For the most up-to-date office hours, please visit our homepage (toward the bottom) as they vary towards the start of the semester.
If you require accommodations, please contact our office one business day in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements to best serve you. 

Financial Aid Office
Cypress College
T: (714) 484-7114
Questions? Ask Charlie Charger!