Important Dates

Notice

Disbursement dates apply only to students who have received a Financial Aid Award Notification. The notification will be sent to the student's Message Center at: My.maricopa.edu.

Late applicants and late paperwork submissions may delay, or change, your financial aid award.  In some cases missing a deadline may result in a loss of qualification for aid.

If you are awarded financial aid after the semester has started, book advance dates, and financial aid/loan disbursement dates may not apply to you. Financial aid funds will not be deposited to your bank account or be available on your Citi Card until after you are awarded.***

Check online at my.maricopa.edu under Account Inquiry for Drop/Add deadlines.

IMPORTANT DATES Spring 2014  
Priority Filing Date 11/01/2013  
Priority deadline to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal and/or Maximum Time Frame Appeal Form n/a  
Semester deadline to submit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal and/or Maximum Time Frame Appeal Form 02/14/2014  
Semester start date 01/11/2014  
Semester end date 05/09/2014  
     
Start of Book Advance deposits 01/03/2014  
Start of FA fund disbursement 01/23/2014  
1st loan disbursement 01/23/2014  
2nd loan disbursement* 03/17/2014*  
30 day delay for 1st time loan borrowers** 02/11/2014**  
Funds released for students enrolled only in late-start classes 5 days after class start***  
Consortium Agreements due 01/21/2014  
Pell Census date 01/21/2014  

Allow 2-7 business days for refunds to deposit to your bank account or Citi Visa. It may take up to 15 days to receive mailed checks.

*If awarded for one semester only
** First-time freshman loan borrowers
***Pell grant funds are released 5 business days after the start of first late-start class

Priority deadline to submit SAP appeal and/or MTF appeal forms

If your appeal and/or maximum timeframe is submitted by the priority deadline it is highly likely that a decision will be made by the beginning of the semester.  However, the financial aid processing time-frame may take a minimum of at least 30 business days after the appeal decision has been made.

Semester deadline to submit SAP appeal and/or MTF appeal forms

Each semester, or term, has a deadline to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal and/or a Maximum Time Frame (MTF) appeal forms for financial aid consideration.  Failure to submit the required appeals form, or forms, by the semester deadline date will result is loss of financial aid eligibility for the semester.  Late appeals will still be reviewed and if approved, financial aid consideration will be moved forward to the subsequent semester or term. 

What will delay my money?

  • Changes in your enrollment status: you drop or withdraw from a class, or a classes you registered for is canceled.
  • Having all late-start classes
  • Special student status:
    MCC Admissions & Records office must classify you as a regular degree-seeking student. 
  • An incorrect, or out of state address (please update on your Student Center at: My.maricopa.edu):
  • Financial Aid holds due to lack of:
    • The Loan Entrance Counseling.
    • Necessary financial aid documents or forms.
    • Un-graded and incomplete classes from previous semester.
    • A new Department of Education regulation now prohibits our office from disbursing additional financial aid until all classes have been completed and graded from previous semesters.