Your Financial Aid Refund (Disbursement)

Pasadena City College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to deliver financial aid and other school refunds to PCC students. The new refund program will give students the following options for receiving refunds:

  • Electronic Deposit To Your Bank Account
  • Electronic Deposit To A BankMobile “Vibe” Account
  • Paper Check Delivered By USPS

All students will be asked to select a refund delivery preference from the options listed above.  BankMobile will mail a Refund Selection Kit to the current address you have on file with PCC. The Refund Selection Kit will come in a bright green envelope and it will contain your personal code for making your refund preference selection. Once your kit arrives, go to and enter your personal code to get started, then simply select how you’d like to receive your money. If you select the BankMobile Vibe account as your refund choice, you will receive a temporary virtual Debit MasterCard® to use until your physical card arrives in the mail. If you haven’t received your BankMobile bright green envelope, look for an e-mail from BankMobile that will have your personal code.

For more information on Pasadena City College's refund process with BankMobile click here.

When Will You Receive Your Financial Aid Refund

Typically, you receive two refunds each term. Awards are divided into equal refund payments per semester, and you receive a percentage at the beginning of the semester and the balance before the end of the semester.

Two exceptions are refunds for Cal Grants and/or Direct Loans which typically occur 30 days after the start of the term.

Enrollment and Refund

The amount of aid you receive depends on the number of units you are enrolled in at the time of refund. If you add or drop units before the freeze date, your refund will be adjusted accordingly. Learn More