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In order to qualify for financial aid, students must have a high school diploma, be home schooled, or have one of the following recognized equivalents of a high school diploma.

  • The National High School Equivalency Testing Program (HiSET)
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Exam
  • California High School Proficiency (CHSPE) Exam

Students who are or were, enrolled in a Title IV eligible program any time prior to July 1, 2012, may continue to qualify for financial aid under one of the following ATB alternatives:

  • Completion of six college units prior to July 1, 2012
  • Completion of Citrus College ATB Exam (see financial aid for an eligibility referral)

Students who are awarded a Pell grant will have their Pell grant award recalculated each semester on the published recalculation freeze dates found on this website under important dates and deadlines.

This recalculation is performed to make Pell grant adjustments based on any changes in enrollment status after the initial disbursement and determine if a student owes a repayment. The final amount of financial aid Pell eligibility is based on the number of units a student is enrolled in on the recalculation freeze date.

Students who maintain the same enrollment status as they had at the initial disbursement will not owe a repayment.

Students who dropped classes and failed to maintain enrollment in the number of units they were paid for are considered to have an overpayment and will be required to repay the difference in their Pell grant eligibility.

In addition, students who add classes after the recalculation freeze date will not receive aid for the late added classes, as no adjustments to financial aid awards will be made after the recalculation date. However, any classes added prior to the recalculation freeze date which start after the recalculation freeze date, are eligible for disbursement.


Please review Terms of Offer.

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