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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 or by direct deposit if you have enrolled in this service. 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*

Spring 2024 Summer 2024

2/19/24 Term 1


4/11/24 Term 2 


*Tuition and fees for all courses (Term, 1, Term 2, and Full Term) are deducted from your total anticipated aid at the beginning of the semester. This could mean that your refund will be available on the financial aid distribution day after you have started your Term 2 classes. Once your attendance is verified for each term, refund checks are calculated and disbursed in accordance with the disbursement dates above. Additional funds may be available if the late start course(s) increase your aid eligibility. Please review pages 12-13 of the Be Great in 8 booklet for common financial aid scenarios.  

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 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 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 1: January 8-26, 2024; Term 2: 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)*

March 18, 2024

Deadline for submission of appeals for SAP/MTF

Term 1: January 12, 2024; Term 2 March 8, 2024



Important Dates for Summer 2024

Deadline type Date
FAFSA complete date/Payment Date May 13 & May 21, 2024
Summer registration dates January 2 - May 13, 2024 & May 21, 2024

Financial Aid Bookstore charge dates

May 13 - 30, 2024

Summer classes begin

May 22, 2024

 Financial Aid Census Date (Full term)

May 28, 2024

Initial Financial Aid Disbursement Date

June 20, 2024

60% date (for R2T4)*

June 27, 2024

Deadline for submission of appeals for SAP/MTF

May 21, 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