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Dates and Deadlines

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. 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 to have it updated.

Upcoming Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Fall 2023 Spring 2024

9/28/23 Term AB

2/19/24 Term AB

11/20/23 Term CD

4/11/24 Term CD 



For those students who have completed all of their paperwork and received an offer 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.

Need help understanding more about what your financial aid check disbursement might look like?

Payment Deadlines for courses:

  • Spring 2024 - January 2, 2024 (Final registration and final payment: January 12, 2024)

  • Summer 2024 – May 13, 2024 (Final registration and final payment: May 21, 2024)

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 official 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
  3. Complete and return all forms requested from the Financial Aid Office by 4 p.m. 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.)

  • 2022-2023 Award Year - September 22, 2023
  • 2023-2024 Award Year - September 20, 2024


Important Dates for Fall 2023

Deadline type Date
FAFSA complete date/Payment Date August 3 & 25, 2023
Spring registration dates June 1 - August 3, 2023 & August 25, 2023

Financial Aid Bookstore charge dates

Term AB: August 21-September 7, 2023; Term CD: October 16-26, 2024

Fall classes begin

August 28, 2023

 Financial Aid Census Date (Full term)

September 6, 2023

Initial Financial Aid Disbursement Date

September 28, 2023

60% date (for R2T4)*

October 30, 2023

Deadline for submission of appeals for SAP/MTF

Term AB: August 25, 2023; Term CD: October 20, 2023



Important Dates for Spring 2024

Deadline type Date

FAFSA complete date/Payment Date

January 2 & January 12

Spring registration dates

October 23, 2023 - January 2, 2024 & January 12, 2024

Financial Aid Bookstore charge dates

Term AB: January 8-26, 2024; Term CD: March 4-14, 2024

Spring classes begin

January 16, 2024

Financial Aid Census Date (Full Term)

January 24, 2024

Financial Aid Disbursement Date

February 19, 2024

60% date (for R2T4)*

To be determined

Deadline for submission of appeals for SAP/MTF

Term AB: January 12, 2024; Term CD March 8, 2024


*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 web page