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Financial Aid
Payment/Disbursement Dates

additional Important dates

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:  8/2/19

Please note:   During the 2019 2020 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 30th, 2019 by 5:00pm for the Fall 2019 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 30th, close of business for the Fall 2019 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 valid photo ID 

ANTICIPATED DISBURSEMENT DATES SCHEDULE 2019-2020 - FULL GENERAL SESSION

During this period of closure due to concerns about the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, your aid checks will be delayed as check printing and mailing will take place on a limited basis only.  We apologize for the inconvenience however the circumstances are beyond our control.  There is no Direct Deposit option at this time.  

NOTE: Students enrolled only in late starting short term classes will not receive aid disbursements until classes have started. 

 updated October 2019~sd
FALL 2019

spring 
2020
 
SUMMER
2020

ENROLLMENT

STATUS DATE

No class(es) added (or switched)
after this date will count toward
your disbursed amount.
September 05, 2019 February 19, 2020  

PELL GRANT BOOKSTORE
ACCOUNTS*  & BUS PASSES* 

* CA Residents only * Bookstore Accounts * 
[Pell Grant only] Up to $985 
(intersession max $TBD).  

Non CA residents will not
have a Pell Grant Bookstore account. 
please click here for more information.  

August 12th  – August 30th 

Intersession: 
Dec 17 – Jan 10

[Closed during the Holiday Break]

& General Session:
Jan 21 – Feb 13

 Bookstore Account
May 20th - June 25th  

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]

**Anticipated disbursement will be verified by Student Accounting.  
Please allow for up to 2 weeks to verify balance due, 
print and mail refunds. 

May receive by:
September 18, 2019
May receive by:
March 6, 2020**
 After
July 1, 2020**

PELL GRANT 2ND 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]
May receive by:
November 12, 2019**


May 6, 2020***

***Anticipated printing/mailing date.
Please allow for up to 2 weeks
to arrive in the mail.
Once received by the
US Post office we have
no control over delivery time.

Due to the emergency shutdown 
as a result of COVID-19 it has been
made necessary for the SDCCD to
re-evaluate and modify the frequency
in which financial aid checks are
printed from a weekly basis to twice a month. We apologize for the inconveniences this may create.

N/A 
Cal Grant B & C & FSEOG May receive by: 
September 18, 2019 **
May receive by:
March 6, 2020 **
N/A 
 

 **Anticipated disbursement will be verified by Student Accounting.  
Please allow for up to 2 weeks to verify balance due, 
print and mail refunds. 

   

LOANS

Federal Direct, PLUS &
Alternative Loans.  

NOTE: Alternative Loan providers
may disclose dates other than those listed here.

on or after August 27 2019**

on or after
Februrary 7,  2020 
*

 

FIRST-TIME BORROWER

on or after September 27, 2019**

on or after
March 6,  2020
**

 

ONE SEMESTER ONLY BORROWER

Will disburse in two payments in
one semester only
(NOTE: must be eligible for full year)

on or after August 27, 2019** 

October 26, 2019**

on or after
February 7, 2020
** 

April 3, 2020**


 

FEDERAL WORK STUDY [FWS] 

10th day of each month following a month worked
[PLEASE NOTE: If the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday,
payday becomes the working weekday prior to 10th]
NO SUMMER 2020 WORK STUDY

 

 updated - May 2020  ~SD