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2020/2021 important deadline dates

FAFSA

2020/2021 FAFSA final deadline date: June 30, 2021

The Department of Education opens the filing window for the 2020/2021 FAFSA as of October 1, 2019, to give students and families a chance to apply as early as possible.

Check back for additional 2020/2021 academic year Financial Aid deadlines.
Please check with the office for any deadline changes. 

2020/2021 FINANCIAL AID CENSUS DAY
  • Fall 2020 Semester: Academic Census 8/31/2020
  • Spring 2021 Semester: TBA
  • SUMMER 2021:  TBA
2020/2021 APPEAL FORMS

2020/2021 Appeal Form

Appeals are time-sensitive. They must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by noon on the student's last day of classes or by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first:

  • Fall 2020 Semester AppealSubmission Window – 7/20/20 thru 11/20/20
  • Spring 2021 Semester Appeal Submission Window – 11/16/20 thru 5/7/21
  • Summer 2021 Session Appeal Submission Window – 5/12/21 thru 7/23/21

Completed appeal forms (including all documentation) are due no later than noon on the end date posted above or your last day of classes for the semester - whichever comes first. Incomplete appeal forms will not be considered. Please note: If you are appealing only for Loan Eligibility, please see the Loan Deadlines below.

For more information, visit the Appeal Process Workshop page. 

2020/2021 DEPENDENCY PETITIONS

Click here for the 2020/2021 Dependency Petitions.

Must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by noon on the student's last day of classes OR by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first:

  • Enrolled for Fall Semester only – 11/20/20
  • Enrolled for Spring Semester only – 05/14/21
  • Enrolled for Summer Session only  06/04/21

NOTE: Must complete 2020/2021 FAFSA on the web no later than 6/30/2021 if student is still enrolled at that time. Otherwise the deadline for each session ending prior to June 30th will be a minimum of two weeks prior to your last class of the session, not the end of summer session!

2020/2021 INCOME REDUCTION REQUEST

2020/2021 Income Reduction Request From

Must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by Noon on the student’s last day of classes OR by Noon on the following dates, whichever comes first.

  • Fall 2020: 11/13/2020
    As the 2020/2021 FAFSA is still working with 2018 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Fall 2020 semester, both 2018 & 2019 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Spring 2021: 5/14/2021
    As the 2020/2021 FAFSA is still working with 2018 income criteria, If you are planning to submit and Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Spring 2021 semester, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Summer 2021: 7/02/2021
    Due to the mini sessions within summer, the deadline for each session will be two weeks prior to the end of each, not the end of the complete summer session! The Financial Aid office must receive your complete Income Reduction request with ALL required supporting documents by Noon on the Friday 2 two weeks prior to your last day of the last summer session in which you are in attendance or 6/21/2020 whichever comes first [This is also true for students in late start classes throughout the Fall and Spring Terms]. As the 2020/2021 FAFSA is still working with 2018 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Summer 2019 sessions, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
2020/2021 FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS (DIRECT SUBSIDIZED, UNSUBSIDIZED, & PLUS AND/OR ALTERNATIVES)

All steps must be complete and received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by Noon on the student’s last day of classes or by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first.

  • Fall 2019: 11/20/2020
  • Spring 2021: 5/14/2021
  • Summer 2020: 7/23/2021
ALTERNATIVE LOANS

Same as Federal Direct Loan dates listed above. NOTE: Please be aware that your loan provider may publish dates or enrollment requirements that differ from the campus dates posted. The Mesa College Financial Aid office will always comply strictly with the dates and terms listed here only.

See Loan Pages for more information.

WORK STUDY PROGRAM

Click here for more information on the Work Study Program.

Must have a submitted 2020/2021 FAFSA filed on or before April 15, 2020 in order to be eligible for Priority Consideration for the Work Study Program. Participants of the Federal Work Study Program, once processed and placed and enrollement in minimum of half-time [6 units], can present time sheets for payment up to the last day of the semester.  Students should not work past the award eligibility.

  • Fall Semester Only– Students can work until 12/14/20 or their last day of attendance unless the student is continuing on in Spring.
  • Spring Semester Only– Students can work until 05/29/2020 or their last day of attendance unless the student is continuing on in Summer and/or the subsequent Fall.
  • Summer– A Student can work in June only if the student is enrolled for classes during summer session and/or planning to be enrolled for the subsequent Fall semester.   NOTE: Summer (JUNE only) work is approved on a case-by-case basis and if the Department has made specific requests to have student workers during the summer.  There is generally no Work Study in July. 

 

2019/2020 important deadline dates

Fall 2019, Spring 2020, & Summer 2020

FAFSA

2019/2020 FAFSA final deadline date: June 30, 2020

The Department of Education has opened the filing window for the 2019/2020 FAFSA as of October 1, 2018, to give students and families a chance to apply as early as possible.

Check back for additional 2019/2020 academic year Financial Aid deadlines.
Please check with the office for any deadline changes. 

2019/2020 FINANCIAL AID CENSUS DAY

FINAL DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALL NECESSARY FORMS to the Financial Aid Office for student enrolled thorugh Summer 2020 for the 2019-20 academic year: AUGUST 4, 2020.  - Please note that earlier deadlines and/or specific rules may apply.  PLEASE CHECK WITH THE  FINANCIAL AID OFFICE. 

2019/2020 APPEAL FORMS

2019/2020 Appeal Forms 

Appeals are time-sensitive. They must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by noon on the student's last day of classes or by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first:

  • Fall 2019 Semester AppealSubmission Window – 7/08/19 thru 11/15/19
  • Spring 2020 Semester Appeal Submission Window – 11/12/19 thru 5/17/20
  • Summer 2020 Session Appeal Submission Window – 5/18/20 thru 7/17/20

Completed appeal forms (including all documentation) are due no later than noon on the end date posted above or your last day of classes for the semester - whichever comes first. Incomplete appeal forms will not be considered. Please note: If you are appealing only for Loan Eligibility, please see the Loan Deadlines below.

For more information, visit the Appeal Process Workshop page.

2019/2020 DEPENDENCY PETITIONS

Click here for the 2019/2020 Dependency Petitions.

Must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by noon on the student's last day of classes OR by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first:

  • Enrolled for Fall Semester only – 11/22/19
  • Enrolled for Spring Semester only – 05/15/20
  • Enrolled for Summer Session only07/02/20

NOTE: Must complete 2019/2020 FAFSA on the web no later than 6/30/2020 if student is still enrolled at that time. Otherwise the deadline for each session ending prior to June 30th will be a minimum of two weeks prior to your last class of the session, not the end of summer session!

2019/2020 INCOME REDUCTION REQUEST

2019/2020 Income Reduction Request From 

Must be received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by Noon on the student’s last day of classes OR by Noon on the following dates, whichever comes first.

  • Fall 2019: 11/15/2019
    As the 2019/2020 FAFSA is still working with 2017 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Fall 2019 semester, both 2017 & 2018 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Spring 2020: 5/15/2020
    As the 2019/2020 FAFSA is still working with 2017 income criteria, If you are planning to submit and Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Spring 2020 semester, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Summer 2019: 7/02/2020
    Due to the mini sessions within summer, the deadline for each session will be two weeks prior to the end of each, not the end of the complete summer session! The Financial Aid office must receive your complete Income Reduction request with ALL required supporting documents by Noon on the Friday 2 two weeks prior to your last day of the last summer session in which you are in attendance or 6/21/2019 whichever comes first [This is also true for students in late start classes throughout the Fall and Spring Terms]. As the 2019/2020 FAFSA is still working with 2017 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Summer 2019 sessions, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
2019/2020 FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS (DIRECT SUBSIDIZED, UNSUBSIDIZED, & PLUS and/or alternatives)

All steps must be complete and received by the Financial Aid office at San Diego Mesa College by Noon on the student’s last day of classes or by noon on the following dates, whichever comes first.

  • Fall 2019: 11/22/2019
  • Spring 2020: 5/15/2020
  • Summer 2020: 7/24/2020

See Loan Pages for more information.

WORK STUDY PROGRAM

Click here for more information on the Work Study Program.

Must have a submitted 2019/2020 FAFSA filed on or before April 15, 2018 in order to be eligible for Priority Consideration for the Work Study Program. Participants of the Federal Work Study Program, once processed and placed and enrollement in minimum of half-time [6 units], can present time sheets for payment up to the last day of the semester.  Students should not work past the award eligibility.

  • Fall Semester Only– Students can work until 12/20/19 or their last day of attendance unless the student is continuing on in Spring.
  • Spring Semester Only– Students can work until 06/01/2020 or their last day of attendance unless the student is continuing on in Summer and/or the subsequent Fall.
  • Summer– A Student can work in June only if the student is enrolled for classes during summer session and/or planning to be enrolled for the subsequent Fall semester.

Summer (JUNE only) work is approved on a case-by-case basis and if the Department has made specific requests to have student workers during the summer.  There is generally no Work Study in July.


 

ALTERNATIVE LOANS

Same as Federal Direct Loan dates listed above. NOTE: Please be aware that your loan provider may publish dates or enrollment requirements that differ from the campus dates posted. The Mesa College Financial Aid office will always comply strictly with the dates and terms listed here only.

* * * UPDATED JULY, 2020 * * *  ~SD