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 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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Disbursment 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 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 2020
August 12, 2020          1st Pell Grant disbursement                   
August 31, 2020 Financial Aid Freeze Date
September 3, 2020 FSEOG and Cal Grant disbursement
September 17, 2020 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
September 21, 2020 1st Direct Loan disbursement
October 19, 2020 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
November 5, 2020 Loan application deadline for Fall only students


Spring 2021
January 13, 2021 1st Pell Grant disbursement
February 1, 2021 Financial Aid Freeze Date
February 4, 2021 FSEOG/Cal Grant disbursement
February 18, 2021 2nd Pell Grant disbursement
February 22, 2021 1st Direct Loan disbursement
March 22, 2021 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
May 6, 2021 Loan application deadline for Spring only students


Summer 2021
June 9, 2021 Pell Grant disbursement
June 14, 2021 Financial Aid Freeze date
July 8, 2021 1st Direct Loan disbursement
July 15, 2021 2nd Direct Loan disbursement
July 22, 2021 Loan application deadline