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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
Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024
08/16/23 and 09/08/23
01/16/24 and 02/09/24
06/06/24 and 06/20/24
Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Full Year Loan**
Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Some vary request of donor, upon transfer, etc.
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.

2023-2024 Loan Application Deadlines

Semester Loan and Appeal Deadlines
Full-Year, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters April 8, 2024
Fall 2023 only November 10, 2023
Spring 2024 only April 8, 2024
Summer 2024 only June 21, 2024

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Visit for more information.

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