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Please Note:  In order for San Diego Mesa College to process your Financial Aid Application [FAFSA], your official goal must be to complete an approved academic goal at Mesa AND be enrolled in required coursework for that academic goal. 

  1. Last Day to change your Campus of Record for the Academic Year:  9/1/18

Please note:   During the 2018 2019 academic year, all financial aid, after fees are paid, will be disbursed by paper check to the mailing address you have on file.  It is important that you verify your mailing address in MySDCCD by August 17th, 2018 by 5:00pm for the Fall 2018 semester. If your mailing address is correct, no further action is required.

If you elect to pick up your financial aid check on campus, please submit a signed and dated written request to the Financial Aid office no later than August 31st, close of business for the Fall 2018 semester Please be aware that your check will not be in the Financial Aid Office and electing to pick-up your check on campus may take additional time to be ready.  You will be notified when and where the check will be ready for pick up.  When picking up your financial aid check, you must bring two forms of photo ID 

ANTICIPATED DISBURSEMENT DATES SCHEDULE 2018-2019 - FULL GENERAL SESSION

NOTE: Students enrolled only in late starting short term classes will not receive disbursements until your classes have started.  Scroll down to see anticipated Summer Dates.

 updated February 2019~sd
FALL 2018

spring  2019
 

ENROLLMENT STATUS DATE

No class(es) added (or switched) after this date will count toward your disbursed amount.
September 05, 2018 February 13, 2019

PELL GRANT BOOKSTORE ACCOUNTS*  & BUS PASSES* 

* CA Residents only * Bookstore Accounts *  [Pell Grant only] Up to $927  (intersession max $300)
August 13th  – September 1st  Intersession:  12/17/18 – 12/20/18 
& 1/02/19 – 1/11/19 
General Session:
1/22/19 – 2/9/19 

PELL GRANT 1ST DISBURSEMENT

[50% of eligible award amount, adjusted to enrollment level as of Status Date listed above, minus Bookstore Account/Bus Pass funds used for CA Residents OR minus Tuition Paid for Non-CA Residents]
September 21, 2018 
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
February 21, 2019
Anticipated Mail Date.  NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019

PELL GRANT 2ND DISBURSEMENT

Remaining 50% of eligible award amount, adjusted to enrollment level as of Status Date listed above [may not be equal to first disbursement].
November 16, 2018  
Anticipated Mail Date.  NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
April 19, 2019
Anticipated Mail Date.  NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019
Cal Grant B & C September 21, 2018 
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
February 21, 2019
Anticipated Mail Date.   NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019
FSEOG September 21, 2018 
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
February 21, 2019Anticipated Mail Date.   NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019

LOANS

Federal Direct, PLUS & Alternative Loans.  
NOTE: Alternative Loan providers may disclose dates other than those listed here.
September 21, 2018 
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
January 31, 2019 
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019

FIRST-TIME BORROWER

After
October 22, 2018
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
March 1, 2019
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019

ONE SEMESTER ONLY BORROWER

Will disburse in two payments in one semester only (NOTE: must be eligible for full year)
After
September 21, 2018 & TBD
Anticipated Mail Date. NO Direct Deposits Fall 2018
January 31, 2019 & April 6, 2019 
Anticipated Mail Dates. NO Direct Deposits Spring 2019

FEDERAL WORK STUDY [FWS] MUST BE ACCEPTED BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

10th day of each month following a month worked 10th day of each month following a month worked

 

 

ANTICIPATED SUMMER 2019 DATES

   

Summer Enrollment

  1. 5/20/19  - Special programs
  2. 5/21/19 - by Appointment
  3. 5/28/19 – Open Registration/ enrollment
   

Summer PELL GRANT Bookstore 

* CA Residents enrolled 6 or more units only *  up to $479
  1. Opens: 05/28/19
  2. Closes:  06/21/19
   

SUMMER ENROLLMENT STATUS DATE

No class(es) added (or switched) after this date will count toward Pell Grant disbursed amount.         06/27/19

   
 

SUMMER Pell GRANT & YEAR-ROUND** PELL GRANT

[Adjusted to enrollment level as of  Summer Enrollment Status Date listed above, minus Bookstore Account/Bus Pass funds used for CA Residents OR minus Tuition Paid for Non-CA Residents].         07/02/19

NOTE: Students enrolled only in late starting short term classes (classes starting after 06/28/19) will not receive disbursements until your classes have started.

**YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANT:  Please be aware that you have a lifetime allowance of 600 percent for Pell Grant, for those eligible.  If you were enrolled Full-Time both Fall and Spring and received Pell Grant funds, you have received 100% used.  If you accept Pell Grant funds in Summer, it will reduce your future potential Pell Grant by up to an additional 50% for this academic year.  
Anticipated Print Date.  Allow 1-2 weeks to arrive in the mail.  
NO Direct Deposits Summer 2019
 
 
 

SUMMER loans

* Must be enrolled 6 or more units only*        06/04/19

FIRST-TIME BORROWER        07/05/19

NOTE: Students enrolled only in late starting short term classes (classes starting after 06/28/19) will not receive disbursements until your classes have started.

Anticipated Print Date.  Allow 1-2 weeks to arrive in the mail.  
NO Direct Deposits Summer 2019
  
 
     

 

 updated - May 2019  ~SD