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Attention students:

Financial Aid checks will be available for pick-up, with a photo ID, in the Business Office on the published check disbursement date each semester. All checks not picked up on this date will be mailed on the following business day to the address on file. If you would like your check mailed on the first available day, please email the Business Office at businessoffice@isothermal.edu from your student email account to make those arrangements. Checks will not be available before the published check release date. Please check your student email for further check distribution information.

To review your address on file:

  • Log into Patriot Port
  • Click on the username at the top (the first portion of your email or account login)
  • Click on User Profile

If the address is incorrect, send an email from your Isothermal email account to admissions@isothermal.edu to have it updated.

Upcoming Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Fall 2022 Spring 2023

9/21/22

2/16/23

10/17/22

3/30/23

11/16/22

 4/27/23

For those students who have completed all of their paperwork and received an award letter prior to the beginning of the term, their checks will be released on the first disbursement date in the term, as noted in the schedule above. Financial aid will not be disbursed to students for late start courses until attendance is verified in the course(s). Once the course starts and attendance is verified, additional funds will be disbursed to the student on scheduled disbursement dates above. If the late start course does not increase the student's enrollment, no additional funds will be disbursed.

Payment Deadlines for courses:

  • Fall 2022 – August 18, 2022
  • Spring 2023 - January 5, 2023
  • Summer 2023 – May 16, 2023

In order for aid to be available for a particular semester, the student's financial aid file and admissions file must be complete by the specific dates outlined above. It is the student's responsibility to ensure their file is complete by following the steps outlined below to secure financial aid at the time of registration.

**Please note: Steps may take 2 - 4 weeks to complete. Please plan accordingly.**

  1. Apply for admission, residency, submit all high school transcripts or GED scores, and complete the placement test, if needed.
  2. Complete and submit the FAFSA at least two weeks prior to the payment dates. FAFSA applications are available online at www.fafsa.gov
  3. Complete and return all forms requested from the Financial Aid Office by 4:00 pm by the payment date. To see if you are missing any requested documents, please log in to Patriot Port and under Financial Aid in the left side column, select "My Documents". If you need assistance accessing Patriot Port or Moodle, please contact the Help Desk.

Students who complete a financial aid file after the payment date may experience delays receiving aid and should be prepared to pay for tuition out-of-pocket. Qualifying students may receive reimbursement at a later date.

Verification deadlines (for processing after enrollment has ceased): (If you are selected for verification, make sure you submit any FAFSA verification forms by the deadlines below for each award year.)

  • 2021-2022 Award Year - September 23, 2022
  • 2022-2023 Award Year - September 22, 2023

Important Dates for Fall 2022

Deadline type Date
FAFSA complete date/Payment Date August 18, 2022
Fall registration dates March 21 - August 18, 2022

Financial Aid Bookstore charge dates

August 11-31, 2022

Fall classes begin

August 19, 2022

 Financial Aid Census Date

August 30, 2022

Financial Aid Disbursement Date

September 21, 2022

60% date (for R2T4)*

October 28, 2022

Deadline for submission of appeals for SAP/MTF

August 22, 2022

Important Dates for Spring 2023

Deadline type Date

FAFSA complete date/Payment Date

January 5, 2023

Spring registration dates

October 24, 2022 – January 5, 2023

Financial Aid Bookstore charge dates

January 3-31, 2023

Spring classes begin

January 6, 2023

Financial Aid Census Date

January 18, 2023

Financial Aid Disbursement Date

February 16, 2023

60% date (for R2T4)*

March 17, 2023

Deadline for submission of appeals for SAP/MTF

January 9, 2023

 

*Please note if you are enrolled in only short term classes, R2T4 60% date could vary. If a student officially withdraws from all classes prior to the 60% point of the semester or receives failing grades, the student will be required by federal regulations to repay any unearned portion of his/her financial aid. For more detailed information pertaining to R2T4 guidelines, please refer to the Return To Title IV Procedures webpage

Lee L. Powers Community Service Due: 

  • Fall 2022 - December 9, 2022
  • Spring 2023 - May 5, 2023