To log in to Taft College\'s wireless network, enter your A Number for the User ID and your Password is your first initial capitalized followed by your last name initial and the last 6 numbers of your A Number.
Example: Student Tom Jones with an A Number of A0002005 would use A0002005 for the User ID and Tj002005 for Password.
As approved by the state legislature, all registering students will be required to pay $46.00 per unit ( subject to change).
Wondering when you’ll receive your financial aid? Refer to the following schedule for estimated disbursement dates.
FWSP/IWP – Pay periods are the 26th through the 25th of the following month with checks available in the district Business Office on the 15th of each month commencing on October 15th.
FSEOG – Checks will be mailed once each semester as funds are available. Student must be in Good status to maintain award.
PELL GRANT – Students will receive two payments per semester. The following dates are processing dates for Financial Aid to send the Pell Grant to the Finance Department for the defaulted paper checks. The Finance Department mails the checks. Please allow up to three weeks after the Financial Aid processing date to receive the check in the mail.
2017-2018 Academic Year
FA Date: 09/07/2017
Approximate Mailing Date: 09/29/2017
FA Date: 11/02/2017
Approximate Mailing Date: 11/22/2017
FA Date: 02/01/2018
Approximate Mailing Date: 02/23/2018
FA Date: 04/05/2018
Approximately Mailing Date: 04/27/2018
For electronic disbursements (Cougar Card/direct deposit) please allow 5-10 business days after the disbursement date to receive your financial aid disbursement on the Cougar Card or to be deposited directly to a designated account.
CARE GRANT – Checks will be available the middle of October of the middle of March.
CAL GRANT – Checks will be mailed once each semester, 2 times a year, as funds are available.
BOGW – No checks are disbursed for the program. A list of students determined to be eligible are submitted to the Business Office by the Financial Aid Office and the student’s cost of the “Enrollment Fee” is waived.
TCSP – Checks are processed once each semester. (STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED FULL-TIME)
MERIT – Checks are processed once each semester. (STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED FULL-TIME)
NOTE: All awards are subject to the availability of funding.
Remember, financial aid is intended to help students pay for educational related expenses. DO NOT expect to live on financial aid. It is designed as a supplement and not intended to meet the total cost of your education and living expenses. Effective management of the funds will help you avoid financial crises between disbursement dates.
IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE HAS THE CORRECT/CURRENT ADDRESS ON FILE.