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 15
Fee payment deadline: Last day to pay Sep 15
Fall quarter begins
Verify your Participation within the first two (2) weeks of term 
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
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
Verify your Participation within the first two (2) weeks of term 
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
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
Verify your Participation within the first two (2) weeks of term 
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
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.