Financial Aid will disburse to a student's BARC account each quarter. For Financial Aid to disburse on time, students must ensure they have completed the following steps:
Complete a FAFSA or CA Dream Application
If applicable, complete Cal Grant requirements, such as the GPA Verification
Submit all of the documents requested by the document deadline
Accept your loans and complete loan requirements, such as an entrance counseling interview and a master promissory note
Enroll in at least 6 units
One-third of your accepted aid will disburse for each quarter (fall, winter, spring). For example, if you had a $1200 grant for an academic year, $400 of that grant would disburse to your BARC account before the beginning of each quarter.
After your aid has been disbursed to your BARC account, university fees are then deducted from your Financial Aid. These fees include tuition, student services fees, health care, and housing if you live in University-owned on-campus housing. If there is a credit remaining after these fees have been deducted, the remaining amount will be sent to either your local address as specified on Gold or directly to your bank account if you have enrolled in Gaucho Direct Deposit.
Remember that the Financial Aid sent to you is intended to pay for the remaining costs of college not automatically deducted from your BARC account, including rent for off-campus housing (including University-affiliated housing, such as Tropicana Gardens), books, supplies, transportation, and other personal expenses.