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Financial Aid Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

Pay close attention to the following dates & deadlines to ensure the prompt processing of your financial aid applications and disbursements.

October 1, 2023 FAFSA filing window opens
June 30, 2024 FAFSA filing window closes

 

FINANCIAL AID  DEADLINE DATES & NATIONAL CLEARING HOUSE SUBMISSION DATES

2023/2024 IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024

FAFSA

2023/2024 FAFSA final deadline date: June 30, 2024

The Department of Education opens the filing window for the 2023/2024 FAFSA as of October 1, 2022, to give students and families a chance to apply as early as possible.

2023/2024 FINANCIAL AID CENSUS DAY 
  • Fall 2023 Semester: September 7,2023
  • Spring 2024 Semester: February 14, 2024
  • SUMMER 2024: July 10, 2024  subject to change
 
2023/2024 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 2023 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 7/17/23 thru 12/01/23
  • Spring 2024 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 11/13/23 thru 5/10/24 
  • Summer 2024 Session Appeal Submission Window: 5/13/24 thru 7/26/24 [observed: by Noon Monday July 29, 2024]

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. 

 

2023/2024 DEPENDENCY PETITIONS

Click here for the 2023/2024 Dependency Petition.

Click here for the 2023/2024 Dependency Petition Renewal.

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 2023 Semester only – 12/01/23
  • Enrolled for Spring 2024 Semester only – 05/10/24
  • Enrolled for Summer 2024 Session only  07/26/24-[observed: by Noon Monday July 29, 2024]

NOTE: Must complete 2023/2024 FAFSA on the web no later than 6/30/2024 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!

 

2023/2024 INCOME REDUCTION REQUEST

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 2023: 12/01/2023
    As the 2023/2024 FAFSA is still working with 2021income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Fall 2023 semester, both 2021 & 2022 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Spring 2024: 5/10/2024
    As the 2023/2024 FAFSA is still working with 2021 income criteria, If you are planning to submit and Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Spring 2024 semester, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
  • Summer 2024: 7/26/2024 [observed: by Noon Monday July 29, 2024]
    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 Thursday 2 two weeks prior to your last day of the last summer session in which you are in attendance or 7/26/2024 whichever comes first [This is also true for students in late start classes throughout the Fall and Spring Terms]. As the 2023/2024 FAFSA is still working with 2019 income criteria, If you are planning to submit an Income Reduction Request prior to or during the Summer 2024 sessions, 2021, 2022& 2023 Income Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS with all W2s/1099s will be required.
2023/2024 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 2023: 12/08/23
  • Spring 2024: 5/17/2024
  • Summer 2024: 7/19/2024 [observed: by Noon Monday July 22, 2024]
    Student must be actively attending/enrolled in summer courses to submit a loan applicaiton after 6/30/2024
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.  All student must file a current FAFSA for the year in which they are appling for. 

Learn more about loan options

 

WORK STUDY PROGRAM

Click here for more information on the Work Study Program.

Must have a submitted 2021/2022 FAFSA filed on or before April 15, 2021 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 12/15/23 or their last day of attendance [whichever comes first] unless the student is continuing on in Spring.
  • Spring Semester Only– Students can work until 05/24/2024 or their last day of attendance [whichever comes first] 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. 

 

NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE SUBMISSION DATES

"Since 1993, the National Student Clearinghouse has been higher education’s trusted and secure partner committed to privacy and transparency... "
"The Clearinghouse provides status and deferment information to the Department of Education’s NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System), guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers on your behalf."

 

FALL 2022 8/22/2022 - 12/17/2022

9/4/2022- 1st of Fall Term 2022
10/14/2022- 2nd of Fall Term 2022
11/15/2022- 3rd of FallTerm 2022
12/9/2022 - 4th of Fall Term 2022
1/6/2023 -  Final of FallTerm 2022
2/28/2023 - Fall Term 2022 Graduates ONLY

SPRING 2023 1/30/2023 - 5/27/2023

2/21/2023- 1st of Spring Term 2023
3/24/2023- 2nd of Spring Term 2023
4/21/2023 - 3rd of Spring Term 2023
5/26/2023 - Final of Spring Term 2023
7/13/2023-  Final of Spring Term 2023 Graduates ONLY

SUMMER 2023 6/5/2023 - 8/12/2023
6/30/2023 - 1st of Summer Term 2023
8/7/23 - 2nd of Summer Term 2023

More to come.  

 

PRIOR ACADEMIC YEAR SUBMISSION DATES:

FALL 2021 8/23/2021 - 12/18/2021
9/9/2021 - 1st of Fall Term 2021
10/25/2021 - 2nd of Fall Term 2021
11/19/2021 - 3rd of FallTerm 2021
12/17/2021 - 4th of Fall Term 2021
1/10/2022 -  Final of FallTerm 2021
1/28/2022 - Fall Fall Term 2021 Graduates ONLY

SPRING 2022 1/31/2022 - 5/28/2022

2/16/2022 - 1st of Spring Term 2022
3/28/2022 - 2nd of Spring Term 2022
4/22/2022 - 3rd of Spring Term 2022
5/27/2022 - 4th of Spring Term 2022
7/13/2022 -  Final of Spring Term 2022 Graduates ONLY


* * * UPDATED May 2023 * * *  reposted 12/4/23~SD

 

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