2-4 weeks after filing the FAFSA online, our office will download your information, award the BOG waiver to your account (if eligible), and will send you an Acknowledgment email with document request; This is Step 3 of the processing timeline.
Generally, the documents that are requested will be completed and submitted electronically using your new eForms account (accessed through WebAdvisor); however, you may also be required to submit copies of your and your parent’s Federal Income Tax Returns, proof of citizenship, social security card, proof of registration for Selective Service, or a current Educational Plan, among others.
The list of documents that are requested can be found online in WebAdvisor on the 'My Documents' page.
Submit all of the requested documents to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible; this is Step 4 of the processing timeline.
Submitting all requested documents is Step 4 of the timeline. You can check to see if all of your documents have been received by logging-in to your WebAdvisor account.
Note: eForms can take up to 3 business days to post to your WebAdvisor account.
To log-in to your account go to the Cabrillo homepage and click on a WebAdvisor link (located at the top and bottom of the page). Once you have logged-in to WebAdvisor, scroll to the ‘Financial Aid’ portion of the ‘Student Menu’ page.
From the Student Menu in WebAdvisor, click on ‘My Documents’.
This page will list:
To submit missing documents click on the link above your document list.
If you have submitted all required documents, the date of your last submitted document begins Step 5 of the processing timeline.
Remember, eForms can take up to 3 business days to show as 'Received' in WebAdvisor. If you can see the eforms in either your yellow folder with the red checkmark or your plain yellow folder in your eforms account then they have successfully been submitted and we have received them.
Once you have submitted all of your requested documents you will see "Final Review Done" listed as 'Missing' in your document list on the 'My Documents' page in WebAdvisor. This is not an eform. This is the status of your file. ‘Missing’ means you are on Step 6 of our processing timeline. Once “Final Review done” is posted as 'Received', your file has been reviewed and you will be on Step 7 of our processing timeline.
Note: During peak processing periods, timelines could be doubled.
From the Student Menu in WebAdvisor, click on ‘Financial Aid Status by Year’ and then select the current school year.
Review your listed awards. Do you have any awards listed besides BOG? If yes, use the following information to determine where your file is in the processing timeline.
If your award status is listed as:
‘Accepted’ awards are based on full-time enrollment in 12 units. If you are in less than 12 units, the award you receive will be prorated.
BOG is a tuition fee waiver and is not a grant award. This award is not an indicator for the status of your file (or your remaining awards, if applicable).
Awards will be disbursed through your Cabrillo Access Card and Higher One approximately two to four weeks after your file is reviewed. See our Disbursements page for more information.
Note: The BOG fee waiver is NOT a cash award.
If you have filed your FAFSA and you still don't see anything listed...
If you can answer 'Yes' to all of these, contact our office. If the answer is 'No' to any of these, you must resolve the issue before we can receive your FAFSA information.