Application Process

Financial Aid
Application Process

Application materials are available in January for the following academic year. The priority filing date for Cal Grant is March 2nd and the priority filing date for FSEOG and Federal Work Study is April 15th. However, applications are accepted throughout the school year.

Prospective students do not have to be accepted for admission to Mesa College to apply for financial aid. In fact, students should apply for aid as soon as the applications are available whether or not they have been admitted to the college. The application process for federal aid can take up to 12 weeks. Students must be enrolled in order to be paid any financial aid benefits.

All financial aid applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The completed application (FAFSA) should be mailed to the processor or completed online (click on the FAFSA logo above).

Official academic transcripts from prior colleges attended must be submitted before the processing of a financial aid application can be completed. Academic transcripts must be submitted directly to the District Records Office. Transcripts should be sent in an unopened envelope to this following address:

San Diego Community College District
Records Office
3375 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108-3383

Payment / Disbursement Dates