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Financial Aid Services

Financial Aid Disbursements

Financial aid funds will be provided in the order that we received your financial aid application. See below for payment dates and ways to get your money.

Financial aid refunds are amounts due to the student after outstanding fees are deducted.

**Please note that you will receive your funds within 15 days after the disbursement date.**

Pell Grant
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
June 11 and June 25
August 14 and September 11
January 15 and February 10
June 10
Cal-Grant
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
September 11
February 10
Direct Loans (unless subject to 30-day delay**)
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
June 11
August 14
January 15
June 10
Scholarships*
Some vary request of donor, upon transfer, etc.
Work-Study
On the 15th of the month after time sheet is approved online
Disbursement Adjustments
Reverse disbursements occur when units enrolled decreases

*Regular refunds occur when:

  • Application is completed prior to start of term, including loan requirements
  • Enrolled in the required number of units at least one week prior to start of term
  • Not subject to disqualification
  • Have no holds

**For Direct Loan first-year borrowers, there is a 30-day delay in the release of a first loan disbursement. The 30-day period begins on the first day of the term, not of the loan application or approval date.

SemesterLoan and Appeal Deadlines
Summer 2020 ONLY June 22, 2020
Full-Year, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters April 5, 2021
Fall 2020 ONLY November 8, 2020
Spring 2021 ONLY April 5, 2021
Summer 2021 ONLY June 22, 2021

When it comes to deciding how to get your money, you deserve choices. Your choices include:

  • Electronic Deposit to your Bank Account
    Money is transferred to your bank 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.
  • Check
    If you decide not to have your funds deposited electronically, you will receive a check in the mail.

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to deliver your financial aid and scholarship refund. We are committed to providing students with clear choices and offering great customer service. For more information about BankMobile, visit bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices.

Students with pending financial aid or scholarship refunds will receive a personal code in the mail via a green envelope or in an email from BankMobile. Students may also request a personal code directly through the BankMobile site. The personal code allows you to sign up for one of two electronic options to deposit your money - either direct deposit to your existing bank account or to a BankMobile VIBE Checking Account.

Please Note: If prompted to enter your school name, use San Mateo County Community College District.We are enrolled with BankMobile as a college district, not as three separate colleges.

Terms of Agreement

For additional information, view our client contract and profile with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank.