Important Updates

  • The 2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA are now open. The priority filing date for both applications has been extended to April 2, 2024. Visit Apply for Financial Aid for details.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year.

Important Dates for Financial Aid

Fall Quarter 2023

September 25 - December 15, 2023 Dates
Priority deadline to file a 2022-23 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal to request aid consideration for fall quarter Sep 1
Fall 2023 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver deadline Sep 1
Fall quarter fee payment deadline: Last day to pay fees to avoid being dropped from class Sep 15
Fall quarter begins Sep 20
Fall quarter instruction begins
Instruction start/end dates vary by program. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar
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Priority deadline to confirm Academic Participation for the fall quarter Oct 24
Final deadline to confirm Academic Participation for the fall quarter Oct 31
Academic Participation Appeal / Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) available if completing participation after the final deadline Nov 1

Fall quarter instruction ends
Instruction start/end dates vary by program. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar

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Fall quarter ends Dec 10

Winter Quarter 2024

January 5 - March 22, 2024 Dates
Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans available to borrow against winter aid  Dec 1
Priority deadline to file a 2023-24 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal to request aid consideration for winter quarter Dec 1
Winter 2024 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver deadline Dec 1
Winter quarter fee payment deadline: Last day to pay fees to avoid being dropped from class Dec 15
Winter quarter begins Jan 5
Winter quarter instruction begins
Instruction start/end dates vary by program. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar
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Priority deadline to confirm Academic Participation for the winter quarter Feb 5
Final deadline to confirm Academic Participation for the winter quarter Feb 12
Academic Participation Appeal / Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) available if completing participation after the final deadline Feb 13
Deadline to apply for Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans for winter quarter Feb 14
Priority filing deadline for 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) Mar 4

Winter quarter instruction ends
Instruction start/end dates vary by program. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar

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Winter quarter ends Mar 22

Spring Quarter 2024

March 28 - June 13, 2024 Dates
Spring 2024 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver deadline Mar 1
Priority filing deadline for 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) Mar 2
Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans available to borrow against spring aid  Mar 4
Spring quarter fee payment deadline: Last day to pay fees to avoid being dropped from class Mar 15
Spring quarter begins Mar 28
Spring quarter instruction begins
Instruction start/end dates vary by program. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar
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Priority deadline to confirm Academic Participation for the spring quarter Apr 26
Final deadline to confirm Academic Participation for the spring quarter May 3
Academic Participation Appeal / Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) available if completing participation after the final deadline May 4
Deadline to apply for Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans for spring quarter May 7
Last day to accept or request 2023-24 academic loans May 15

Spring quarter instruction ends
Instruction start/end dates vary by program. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar

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Spring quarter ends Jun 13