Disbursement Dates

During the 22-23 academic year, all financial aid, after fees are paid, will be disbursed by paper check to the mailing address you have on file or by Direct Deposit [click here to Sign Up for Direct Deposit].  It is important that you verify your mailing address in MySDCCD or sign up for Direct Deposit no later than 3 weeks prior to any posted date shown below.  For the first grant dates shown, please verify or update your mailing address or Direct Deposit by August 18, 2022 by 5:00pm first Fall 2022 semester disbursement. If your mailing address or Direct Deposit information is correct, no further action is required. (for loans; deadline to enroll in Direct Deposit – 07/31/2022). As files are packaged, new awards are disbursed on a weekly basis. The last disbursement for Fall will be on 12/09/2022 and the processes will resume on 01/03/2023.

Financial Aid checks will be mailed to your home address and cannot be forwarded by the Post Office. If you have a change of address, please notify the Admissions Office immediately. Also, address changes can be made online on mySDCCD.

Students enrolled only in late starting short term classes will not receive disbursements until your classes have started. 

Freeze Date!

Your Pell Grant & Cal Grant payments are based on your class enrollment schedule as of the “FREEZE” date, or your awarded date if the freeze date has passed. Your payment will not be adjusted if your class schedule increases after your freeze date or awarded date. In order to be paid for late-starting, short-term classes, you must be registered before the enrollment freeze date.

Priority Awarding Process

Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant and Work-Study funds are limited each year. Priority consideration is given to students who are academically in “Good Standing” and meet the priority deadline of April 15, 2022. The awarding criteria for these limited programs are based on the following order:

  • FAFSA application date
  • File completion date
  • Greatest financial need

One Semester Award Only

If your award letter shows, with the exception of the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOGW), that you have been offered assistance for the Fall semester only, it is because:

  • You have indicated to us that Fall will be the only semester you will attend Miramar College, or
  • You filed an Appeal Form to reinstate your financial aid with results indicating that the Fall semester was the final semester we could assist you.



NOTE: Dates indicated on this form are subject to change. FALL 2022 SPRING 2023 SUMMER 2023

Enrollment Status Freeze Date
(for Pell and Cal Grant awards) *To maximize your financial aid eligibility, you MUST BE enrolled in classes ON or Before the freeze date. No classes will be counted toward your financial aid after this date.

September 8, 2022 February 15, 2023 TBD

Pell Grant Bookstore Accounts & Bus Passes*

*CA Residents only*

August 12 - September 3, 2022


December 19, 2022 - January 17, 2023

General Session:

January 20, 2023 - February 13, 2023



1st disbursement

[50% of eligible award amount, adjusted to enrollment level as of Status Date listed above, minus Bookstore Account/Bus Pass funds used for CA Residents OR minus Tuition Paid for Non-CA Residents]

Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 9/16/2022 **

Direct Deposit: 9/19/22

Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 3/3/2023 **

Direct Deposit: 2/27/2023


2nd disbursement

Remaining 50% of eligible award amount, adjusted to enrollment level as of Status Date listed above [may not be equal to first disbursement].

Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 11/14/2022 **

Direct Deposit: 11/15/22


No aid will disburse/refund
during the week of 11/21 - 11/25. [Thanksgiving week]

Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 04/28/2023 **

Direct Deposit: 04/24/2023

(Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)

Anticipated to begin
approximately a week after Cal Grant

Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 3/3/2023 **

Direct Deposit: 2/27/2023


Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 9/19/2022 **

Direct Deposit: 9/19/22

Paper Check: Anticipated to
begin mailing 3/3/2023 **

Direct Deposit: 2/27/2023

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

(Student must be a recipient of Cal Grant B or C to determine eligibility for SSCG award)

**Anticipated disbursement will be verified by Student Accounting.  
Please allow for up to 2 weeks to verify any balance due, calculate, 

print and mail or direct Deposit refunds. 

Click Here For detailed instructions on How to Sign Up for Direct Deposit.

(Promissory Note dates are estimate dates only)

Anticipated on or after
the weekend of 9/03/2022 **

Anticipated on or after
the weekend of 02/10/2023**

First year, first-time student

Anticipated by or after 
the week of 
10/03/2022 **

Anticipated on or after
the weekend of 3/10/2023 **

FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN (one semester only)
Will disburse in two payments in one semester only

1st Disbursement:
Anticipated on or after 
the weekend 
of 9/3/2022 **

2nd Disbursement:
Anticipated by or after 
the weekend 
of 10/28/2022 **


1st Disbursement:
Anticipated on or after 
the weekend 
of 2/10/2023 **

2nd Disbursement:
Anticipated by or after 
the weekend 
of 4/7/2023 **

FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS) 10th day of each month following a month worked
EOPS Please contact the EOPS Office at 619-388-7869 regarding disbursement dates

Students Awarded After the Scheduled Payment Dates

Any financial aid funds awarded after the dates listed above will be mailed approximately one week after the award letter is received. Loan applications processed after the payment dates listed above will be mailed approximately one week after the promissory note is electronically signed. Students will be retroactively paid for all aid to which they are entitled.

∗ New Regulations effective July 1st, 2012, limits the receipt of a Pell grant to a lifetime limit of up to 6 full time years (600%)
∗∗ First year, first-time borrowers will have their loans disbursed thirty days after the first day of class.


Access your Financial Aid Information Online

On mySDCCD, you can determine:

  1. If your file is complete
  2. What forms are required
  3. Your eligibility for Financial Aid


Repayment of Funds

You will be required to repay a portion of your award if:

  • You drop or withdraw from all of your classes prior to the 60% point of the semester (Normally the withdrawal deadline)
  • You do not attend late-starting classes for which you were paid Pell Grant funds (Applicable for those attending short-term classes)

Password Required for Telephone Inquiries

To protect your privacy, a customized password must be on file in order to receive information about your financial aid over the telephone. Your password is separate from your online registration PIN number (REG-e). No information will be given over the phone without a password – NO EXCEPTIONS! Click here to download the Financial Aid Password Form.

IRS & Your Financial Aid

Financial aid received may be required to be reported to the IRS. Any financial aid grants or scholarships not used for school related purposes, is considered taxable income. Any financial aid used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and school related equipment are EXEMPT from being considered taxable income. The Financial Aid Office cannot determine the taxable amount of your financial aid. Please contact a Tax Advisor or specialist for assistance.