Important Dates & Deadlines

Award Packaging

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

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.


Mendocino College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. This partnership will give students the following options for receiving financial aid funds:

  • Electronic Deposit To A Bank Account - Money is transferred to a bank account account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school. Typically, it takes 1 - 2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.
  • Electronic Deposit To A BankMobile Vibe Account - If you open a BankMobile Vibe account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.
  • Paper Check Delivered By USPS - A check is mailed the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school, provided receipt is within daily cutoff times. Typically, it takes 5 – 7 business days for the check to arrive, depending on USPS First-Class® delivery timeframes.

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Disbursment Dates

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 Web Advisor 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 2019
August 14, 2019          1st Pell Grant disbursement                   
September 3, 2019 Financial Aid Freeze Date
September 5, 2019 FSEOG and Cal Grant disbursement
September 19, 2019 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
September 23, 2019 1st Direct Loan disbursement
October 21, 2019 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
November 27, 2019 Loan application deadline for Fall only students


Spring 2020
January 15, 2020           1st Pell Grant disbursement
February 3, 2020 Financial Aid Freeze Date
February 6, 2020 FSEOG/Cal Grant disbursement
February 20, 2020 2nd Pell Grnt disbursement
February 24, 2020 1st Direct Loan disbursement
March 23, 2020 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
May 7, 2020 Loan application deadline for Spring only students


Summer 2020
June 10, 2020 Pell Grant disbursement
June 15, 2020 Financial Aid Freeze date
July 9, 2020 1st Direct Loan disbursement
July 16, 2020 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
July 23, 2020 Loan application deadline