2019-2020 Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

Wondering when you'll receive your financial aid? This page provides estimated disbursement dates for the colleges of DCCCD for 2019-2020.

Have questions? Contact the Financial Aid Call Center (Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.) at 972-587-2599 for more information.

Please note:

Fall Semester 2019

  • Payment period is Aug. 9, 2019, through Dec. 12, 2019.
  • Tuition could be paid as early as 10 days before your first class start. (View My Class Schedule on eConnect — login required.)

Spring Semester 2020

  • Payment period is Dec. 13, 2019, through May 14, 2020.
  • Tuition could be paid as early as 10 days before your first class start. (View My Class Schedule on eConnect — login required.)

Summer Semester 2020

  • Payment period is May 15, 2020, through Aug. 6, 2020.
  • Tuition could be paid as early as 10 days before your first class start. (View My Class Schedule on eConnect — login required.)

Books and Supplies:

You could get up to $1,000 based on your registered credit hours for books and supplies.

If you register for:Your award for books and supplies could be:
12 credit hours or more$1,000
9-11 credit hours$750
6-8 credit hours$500
1-5 credit hours$250

Certification of Attendance

  • The certification date for each semester is when we recalculate fund eligibility based on class attendance. This means you must be certified as attending your credit class(es) by your professors.

Refunds:

  • The refund process begins 10 days after the certification of attendance.  You will only receive a refund if you have remaining eligible funds due to you.  Visit the academic calendar for certification dates.

Federal Direct Loans:

  • Disbursement occurs upon eligibility.
  • If you are a first-time borrower, the earliest your loans can be disbursed into your college account is 30 days after the traditional semester start.
  • If you are not a first-time borrower, the earliest your loans can be disbursed into your college account is on or after the semester's census (12th class day).

Helpful Tips:

  • Remember, your financial aid file must be completed and maintained as complete to receive eligible funds.
  • Visit your Financial Aid Self Service portal on eConnect to ensure all checklist items are completed (in eConnect, go to the Current Credit Students menu, click on Financial Aid, then click on Financial Aid Checklist - login required).
  • Be sure you have set up your eRefunds account.

Disbursement Schedules by Semester

Fall 2019 Schedule
Initial release for tuition paymentAug. 16
Up to $1,000 for books and suppliesbeginning Aug. 22-Sept. 6
Certification of attendance
Sept. 10
Initial release of Federal Direct Loansbeginning Sept. 10
Remainder of eligible funds posted
beginning Sept. 26

 

Spring 2020 Schedule
Initial release for tuition paymentJan. 11
Up to $1,000 for books and suppliesbeginning Dec. 13-Jan. 30
Certification of attendance
Feb. 4
Initial release of Federal Direct Loansbeginning Feb. 4
Remainder of eligible funds posted
beginning Feb. 25

 

Summer 2020 Schedule
Initial release for tuition paymentMay 26
Up to $1,000 for books and suppliesbeginning May 15-June 19
Certification of attendance
June 19
Initial release of Federal Direct LoansJune 7
Remainder of eligible funds posted
beginning June 17

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