Important Dates for Financial Aid

Fall Quarter 2020

September 28 - December 18, 2020 Dates
Last day to file a 2020-21 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal to request aid consideration for fall quarter Aug 17
Fee payment deadline: Last day to pay Sep 15
Fall quarter begins Sep 28
Fall quarter financial aid refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Sep 28

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

Sep 30
The 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Applications become available Oct 1
Deadline to confirm Academic Participation for fall 2020 Oct 20
Fall quarter instruction ends Dec 11
Fall quarter ends Dec 18
Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans not available during Winter break Dec 14 - Jan 2

Winter Quarter 2021

January 4 - March 19, 2021 Dates
Fee Payment Deadline: Last day to pay Dec 15
Winter quarter begins  Jan 4
Winter quarter financial aid refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Jan 4

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

Jan 4
Deadline to confirm Academic Participation for winter 2021 Jan 25
Priority Filing Deadline for 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application Mar 2
Winter quarter instruction ends Mar 12
Winter quarter ends Mar 19

Spring Quarter 2021

March 26 - June 11, 2021 Dates
Fee Payment Deadline: Last day to pay Mar 15
Spring quarter begins Mar 25
Spring quarter financial aid refunds available through Direct Deposit or Student Accounting for eligible students Mar 25

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

Mar 29
Deadline to confirm Academic Participation for spring 2021 Apr 15
Last day to accept or request 2020-21 Academic Year Loans May 15
Spring quarter instruction ends June 4
Spring quarter ends June 11

Summer Session 2021

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