Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

Financial Aid Disbursement

When will my financial aid be applied to my bill?

The date your funding is credited (disbursed) to your student account depends on your program's delivery model.

Here are the dates for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Semester-Based Programs

Funds are disbursed after the add/drop period has ended for the semester.

  • Fall 2020: Sept. 17, 2020
  • Spring 2021: Feb. 4, 2021
  • Summer 2021: Jun. 10, 2021

Term-Based Programs

Term-based programs include off-campus graduate programs, Bunker Hill Community College, and online programs.

Term

Start Date

End date

Disbursement

Summer 2 (Starts only)

7/6/2020

8/30/2020

7/16/2020

Fall 1

9/8/2020

11/1/2020

9/17/2020

Fall 2

11/2/2020

12/23/2020

11/9/2020

Spring 1

1/25/2021

3/21/2021

2/4/2021

Spring 2

3/22/2021

5/16/2021

4/1/2021

Summer 1

5/17/2021

7/11/2021

5/27/2021

Summer 2

7/12/2021

9/5/2021

7/22/2021

Online Undergraduate Programs

Funds are disbursed once you've reached half-time status (taking 6 credits in one semester). For example, if you take 3 credits in Fall Term 1 and 3 credits in Fall Term 2, your funds will post after Fall Term 2.

The disbursement date is usually 10–16 days after the start date for the 8-week term.

Low-Residency Programs

Funds are disbursed after the low-residency portion of your program has started. July 1 is the earliest disbursement date.

When your loans are certified, the U.S. Department of Education mails you a disclosure form and your disbursement dates.