Important Dates & Deadlines

Award Packaging

As student's financial aid files are completed and processed, students are packaged and awarded eligible aid. Students are notified via their College issued email and asked to review their awards in MyMendo.

Freeze Date 

Financial aid disbursements will be based on your enrollment as of the day after the Last Day to Drop without a Grade Notation. 

Pell Grants and Direct Loans are issued in two payments each semester. All other awards ie. FSEOG, Cal Grants, EOPS Grants, are issued in one payment each semester.

For the first disbursement we will pay you based on your enrollment at the time we process your payment.  At the second disbursement we will adjust your aid based on your enrollment on the financial aid freeze date, which is the day after last date to drop without a grade notation. Your Satisfactory Academic Progress will be calculated by calculating your successful completion of these classes.  As always - only enroll in courses you think you can successfully complete.  Continued financial aid depends on you completing 67% of the courses you enroll in a semester and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

You must be enrolled in late start courses by the financial aid freeze date.  Late start enrollment after the freeze date will not be included in your financial aid calculation.


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Disbursement Dates

NOTE: The dates and deadlines listed below are subject to change.

Once initial deadline dates have passed we process disbursement runs every week.  If you see your award posted to MyMendo the regular processing time is one to two weeks for the funds to reach you. Outstanding financial aid documents may delay the processing and disbursement of your funds.


Fall 2022
August 11, 2022          1st Pell Grant disbursement                   
August 29, 2022 Financial Aid Freeze Date
September 8, 2022 FSEOG and Cal Grant disbursement
September 15, 2022 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
September 16, 2022 1st Direct Loan disbursement
October 14, 2022 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
November 23, 2022 Loan application deadline for Fall only students


Spring 2023
January 12, 2023 1st Pell Grant disbursement
January 30, 2023 Financial Aid Freeze Date
February 2, 2023 FSEOG/Cal Grant disbursement
February 16, 2023 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
February 16, 2023 1st Direct Loan disbursement
March 17, 2023 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
May 5, 2023 Loan application deadline for Spring only students


Summer 2023
June 15, 2023 Pell Grant disbursement
June 17, 2023 Financial Aid Freeze date
July 20, 2023 1st Direct Loan disbursement
July 27, 2023 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
July 27, 2023 Loan application deadline