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.


Mendocino College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. This partnership will give students options for receiving financial aid funds. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:

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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 2021
August 12, 2021          1st Pell Grant disbursement                   
August 30, 2021 Financial Aid Freeze Date
September 2, 2021 FSEOG and Cal Grant disbursement
September 16, 2021 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
September 17, 2021 1st Direct Loan disbursement
October 15, 2021 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
November 24, 2021 Loan application deadline for Fall only students


Spring 2022
January 12, 2022 1st Pell Grant disbursement
January 31, 2022 Financial Aid Freeze Date
February 3, 2022 FSEOG/Cal Grant disbursement
February 17, 2022 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
February 18, 2022 1st Direct Loan disbursement
March 18, 2022 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
May 6, 2022 Loan application deadline for Spring only students


Summer 2022
June 9, 2022 Pell Grant disbursement
June 13, 2022 Financial Aid Freeze date
July 11, 2022 1st Direct Loan disbursement
July 18, 2022 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
July 21, 2022 Loan application deadline