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Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Status

Enrollment status is the number of units upon which your financial aid award is based. This status is determined when your initial award is made. Your enrollment status is verified on census day (typically the third Monday of the semester) and adjustments are made to your award for the academic year depending upon the number of units in which you are enrolled. Classes added after the enrollment status has been established will not result in an award being revised upward. Dropping classes may result in your award being revised downward or being canceled.  For specific term census dates, please refer to the term class schedule online at

In establishing eligibility for financial aid, enrollment status is determined as follows:

Status Fall/Spring/Summer
Full Time 12+ units
3/4 Time 9 - 11.5 units
1/2 Time 6 - 8.5 units
Less than 1/2 Time 0.5 - 5.5 units

Enrollment in Distance Education (online) Courses

Students who are only enrolled in distance education (online) courses must reside in California during that semester to be eligible for financial aid. Students must verify their place of residence with the Grossmont College Financial Aid Office. If you are enrolled in online courses only and live outside of California, you are not eligible for federal financial aid. For more details, please contact the Financial Aid Office or visit

Consortium Agreements

Units taken concurrently at Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College may be accepted for financial aid purposes if a student has filed a consortium agreement. A student must apply for financial aid and file a consortium agreement at the college where he/she has declared a major and must be enrolled in a minimum of six overall units combined at both institutions. The student must also be enrolled in all units by census day and the courses must be required for the student's educational objective. Students must maintain enrollment in at least one course at Grossmont College or the consortium agreement will be canceled. Consortium agreements should be submitted before the student's census day and no later than the Consortium Agreement Deadline for the particular term. For specific Consortium Agreement deadlines for Fall and Spring, please refer to the Important Dates & Deadlines link on our Financial Aid homepage.

Consortium agreements must be filed every semester and can only be submitted once per term.

For Summer 2019, students may apply for a Consortium Agreement if enrolled in a minimum of 6 overall units combined at both institutions. You must maintain enrollment in at least one course at Grossmont College or the Consortium Agreement will be canceled. You must submit a summer Consortium Agreement to the Financial Aid Office by July 25, 2019. This is the date financial aid is using as your Census Day for summer.

Last Updated: 07/31/2018
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