Important Updates

Important Dates for Financial Aid

Fall Quarter 2021

September 20 - December 10, 2021 Dates
Last day to file a 2021-22 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal to request aid consideration for fall quarter Aug 20
Fee payment deadline: Last day to pay Sep 15
Fall quarter begins Sep 20
Fall quarter financial aid refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Sep 20

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

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The 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Applications become available Oct 1
Deadline to confirm Academic Participation for fall 2021 Oct 19
Academic Participation Appeal / Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) available if completing participation after the priority deadline  Oct 20
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
Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans not available during Winter break Dec 19 - Jan 2

Winter Quarter 2022

January 3 - March 18, 2022 Dates
Fee Payment Deadline: Last day to pay Dec 15
Winter quarter begins  Jan 3
Winter quarter financial aid refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Jan 3

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

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Deadline to confirm Academic Participation for winter 2022 Jan 31
Academic Participation Appeal / Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) available if completing participation after the priority deadline  Feb 1
Priority Filing Deadline for 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application Mar 2
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 18

Spring Quarter 2022

March 24 - June 9, 2022 Dates
Fee Payment Deadline: Last day to pay Mar 15
Spring quarter begins Mar 24
Spring quarter financial aid refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Mar 24

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

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Deadline to confirm Academic Participation for spring 2022 Apr 22
Academic Participation Appeal / Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) available if completing participation after the priority deadline  Apr 23
Last day to accept or request 2021-22 Academic Year 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 9

Summer Session 2022

Graduate School of Management students are not eligible for financial aid during the summer term, except for the Online MBAPart-Time MBA Sacramento, and Part-Time MBA Bay Area programs.