My financial aid keeps lowering and lowering...

<p>So a few weeks back I was awarded about 16k for an entire year in Cal Grant and several other grants and scholarships. I checked back this morning and lost 3k? And "Cal Grant" no longer appears in my Award Details in FinAid. I don't know what's going on. Also none of the aid has been paid out through my CARS account yet...hmm.</p>

<p>Is this happening to anyone else?</p>

<p>I can't speak on your financial aid, but I called the office recently and they told me that after August 9th, your financial aid will automatically be used to cover your registration fees.</p>

<p>Because of the way the system's set up, changes to your financial aid takes a couple days to process. The source of your Grant X probably changed. (Last year, I "lost" 6k and then got it back two days later in the form of half a dozen little scholarships.) I would only inquire about it if it the amount isn't back by Monday.</p>

<p>The same thing happened to me today! I changed from loans to work study, and my Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship disappeared leaving me with only $27km, and that's including my Cal grant which is still "estimated."</p>

<p>LOTS of flaws this year with the transition to the new system. If things get wonky call them (or stop by if you are in the area). There are so many issues that I don't think they are able to catch them all.</p>

<p>Basically everyone I've spoken to has had some issue - including myself.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>did anyone get additional grant money for SHIP yet? they told me i would get $1522 in grants to cover the fees for SHIP, but i still dont see it yet! if i knew they wouldnt give me the money i would have opted out...</p>

<p>I logged in today to see if I received any additional money for SHIP yet, and to my surprise my package now shows a $14,975 scholarship (John Treadwell Bixby) that I never applied to (I tried doing some research on the criteria for the scholarship but couldn't find anything). My total gift aid is now $36,748. I really hope this isn't a flaw in the system, because I would hate to have my hopes brought up like that.</p>

<p>@anneeexp: Mine went up to $43k, but then it dropped to $27k yesterday. I'm sure that the system is just working through a few bugs right now before everything gets settled as it should be.</p>