Important Dates for Financial Aid

Fall Quarter 2019 (September 23 - December 13)

Fall Quarter 2019 Dates
Last day to file a 2019-2020 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal to request aid consideration for Fall Quarter Aug 15
Fee Payment Deadline: Last day to pay Sept 15
Fall quarter begins Sept 23
Fall Quarter Financial Aid Refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Sept 23

Fall quarter instruction begins

Instruction start/end dates vary by programs. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar.

Sept 25
The 2020-2021 FAFSA and Dream Act Application become available Oct 1
Fall quarter instruction ends Dec 6
Fall quarter ends Dec 13
Emergency, Short-Term and Assistant Loans not available during Winter break Dec 14 - Jan 2

Winter Quarter 2020 (January 3 - March 20)

Winter Quarter 2020 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 programs. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar.

Jan 6
Priority Filing Deadline for 2020-2021 FAFSA and Dream Act Application Mar 2
Winter quarter instruction ends Mar 13
Winter quarter ends Mar 20

Spring Quarter 2020 (March 26- June 11)

Spring Quarter 2020 Dates
Fee Payment Deadline: Last day to pay Mar 15
Spring quarter begins Mar 26
Spring Quarter Financial Aid Refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Mar 26

Spring quarter instruction begins

Instruction start/end dates vary by programs. Please refer to the GSM Academic Calendar.

Mar 30
Last day to accept or request 2019-2020 Academic Year Loans May 15
Spring quarter instruction ends June 4
Spring quarter ends June 11

Summer Session 2020

Graduate and Professional students are not eligible for financial aid during the summer term, except for the Part-Time Sacramento and Bay Area MBA programs and the Teaching Credential/MA program.