Disbursement and Receiving Aid

The Fisical Officer works in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid to pay accepted financial aid awards to students. These payments are called “disbursements” and begin three weeks after each quarter starts.
All financial aid will first be applied to institutional charges which include tuition and fees. Any remaining financial aid after institutional charges are paid will then be refunded to the student through a paper check issued to the student not later than three (3) days from the time the fund was deposited to the school's account. Please see the Fiscal Officer regarding issuing refunds or making payments.

Disbursement Dates for 2017-2018 Academic Year
Most funds are disbursed three weeks after the term starts. The scheduled disbursement dates are:


Disbursement Dates

Summer 2017

July 24, 2017

Fall 2017

October 23, 2017

Winter 2018

January 22, 2018

Spring 2018

April 23, 2018

Disbursement Eligibility
You must meet all disbursement requirements in order for your aid to pay. Some of the general requirements to receive payment of funds include:

  • Submission of all required documents.
  • Meeting all satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements.
  • Maintain enrollment in a minimum of eight (8) units for the master’s degree program and a minimum of five (5) units for the doctoral degree program.

How Are Funds Disbursed? 
Fisical Officer first pays the balance of campus charges (including tuition and campus fees), then any remaining funds would be refunded to the student. Refunds are distributed by the Office of Finance in the form of a paper check at the administration office.

How much will I receive?
How much funding you receive depends on the number of units you are enrolled in and what type of financial aid you have been provided.  Generally, master’s degree students enrolled in 12 or more units and doctoral degree students enrolled in 8 or more units would receive 100% of their term funding at the beginning of the quarter. There are exceptions to this due to enrollment status or programs.

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