Disbursement and Receiving Aid

The Fisical Offcier 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.
Aid is disbursed to eligible students three weeks after each quarter starts, and thereafter as available.
All financial aid will first be applied to institutional charges, which include: mandatory state and campus fees. Any remaining financial aid after institutional charges are paid will then be refunded to the student. Please see the Fiscal Offcier regarding issuing refunds or making payments.

Disbursement Dates for 2016-2017 Academic Year
Most funds are disbursed three weeks after the term starts. The scheduled disbursement dates are:



Disbursement Dates

Summer 2016

July 25, 2016

Fall 2016

October 24, 2016

Winter 2016

January 23, 2017

Spring 2016

April 24, 2017

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 and doctoral degree programs.

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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