As long as your financial aid file is complete and your registration does not have a hold, aid will begin to apply to your finances in CalCentral account the first week of August. Check CalCentral to be sure documents are complete and view aid disbursed to your account. Refunds for financial aid in excess of your balance will begin a week before the start of classes.
There are two ways to receive your funds:
The most efficient option is to have funds direct deposited to your bank account using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
If you do not have EFT, a check will be printed and held in Cal Student Central (120 Sproul Hall) for you to pick up within three weeks prior to mailing through the US Postal Service.
Note: There may be a wait and you will need a photo ID to pick up checks in person. Be sure to keep your address information updated in the event your check is mailed to you after the three week deadline for pick up.