The academic year is defined as 32 weeks / 24 units consisting of two 16 week semesters (Fall and Spring). This definition applies to all FSA programs as well as to state grant programs.
Summer 2011 term begins July 5, 2011 and will therefore be part of the 2011-12 academic year.
Students applying for financial aid who do not have a high school diploma, GED, a certificate of proficiency or its equivalent must demonstrate that they have the ability to benefit from an educational program at Mt. San Antonio College prior to receiving Title IV financial aid. To meet this requirement, students must have taken and passed the federally approved Ability to Benefit test (Wonderlic) that is conducted at the Assessment Center or satisfactorily completed 6 credit hours of coursework applicable toward a degree or certificate offered at Mt. SAC. For further information regarding the Ability to Benefit regulations, contact the Financial Aid Office.