How and When Financial Aid is Received

How Funds are Disbursed | When Funds are Disbursed | Requirements for Disbursement

How Funds are Disbursed

All students are required to sign-up for Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for their Federal Direct (Stafford) and Grad PLUS and University funds. Failure to sign-up may result in the delays and inconveniences associated with mailing.

To complete this EFT process you must do two things:

  1. Direct (Stafford)/Graduate PLUS Direct Deposit (EFT)
  2. Additionally, you must complete a Student Direct Deposit Request Form.
Direct Deposit of Funds

Direct deposit of financial aid to your bank account is available to all financial aid, including Direct (Stafford) and Graduate Plus Loans! Note: We recommend choosing the bank account EFT option to receive funds. Choosing the debit card option will involve incurring additional costs if you intend to use the card to pay your UCSF tuition/fee balance.

When Funds are Disbursed

Fall 2017 Disbursement Schedule

   
Curriculum and Level
Satisfy disbursement requirements no later than:
Receive funds in bank account:
Dent 1 September 3, 2017 September 20, 2017
Dental Hygiene September 9, 2017 September 26, 2017
ATCR, Global Health Sciences (Masters) August 25, 2017 September 11, 2017
MS/HPL October 13, 2017 October 30, 2017
MS/Translational Med July 28, 2017 August 14, 2017
MS/HAIL, Pharm 4 September 8, 2017 September 25, 2017
Med 1 July 14, 2017 July 31, 2017
Med 2 July 21, 2017 August 7, 2017
Med 3, Med 4 August 27, 2017 September 13, 2017
Physical Therapy 1, Physical Therapy 2, Physical Therapy 3 August 19, 2017 September 5, 2017
Medicine Post Bac July 28, 2017 August 14, 2017
Dentistry Post Bac July 29, 2017 August 15, 2017
Pharmacy Post Bac July 28, 2017 August 14, 2017
Dent 2, Dent 3, Dent 4, Dental Post Graduate, IDP 3, IDP 4 September 8, 2017 September 25, 2017
Grad Ac, Global Health Sciences (PhD), Bio-medical Imaging, MEPN, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing MS/Doctoral, Nursing Post MS, Pharm 1, Pharm 2, Pharm 3 September 11, 2017 September 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Disbursement Schedule

   
Curriculum and Level
Satisfy disbursement requirements no later than:
Receive funds in bank account:
Medicine 3-4 May 31, 2017 June 17, 2017
Physical Therapy 1 May 16, 2017 June 2, 2017
Physical Therapy 2 April 21, 2017 May 8, 2017
Physical Therapy 3 May 19, 2017 June 5, 2017
MS HPL July 28, 2017 Aug 14, 2017
IDP 3, MEPN, Nurse-Midwifery, Nursing Post MS, Other summer session 1 and 3 starts June 2, 2017 June 19, 2017
MS HAIL, Pharm 4 June 9, 2017 June 26, 2017
Dent 3, Dent 4, Dental Hygiene, Dental Post Graduate, IDP 4 June 18, 2017 July 5, 2017

 
ATCR July 7, 2017

July 24, 2017

 

Other Summer Session 2 July 15, 2017

August 1, 2017

 

Winter 2018 Disbursement Schedule

   
Curriculum and Level
Satisfy disbursement requirements no later than:
Receive funds in bank account:
Dent 1-4, IDP 3-4, Grad Ac, ATCR, Global Health Sciences (PhD), Bio-medical Imaging, MS/Translational Med, MS/HAIL, MEPN, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing MS/Doctoral, Nursing Post MS, Pharm 1-4 December 22, 2017 January 8, 2018
Dental Post Graduate, Global Health Sciences (Masters), Med 3-4, Physical Therapy 1-3 December 16, 2017 January 2, 2018
Dental Hygiene December 30, 2017 January 16, 2018
MS/HPL January 12, 2018 January 29, 2018
Med 1-2 October 27, 2017 November 13, 2017
Post Bac (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy) December 24, 2017 January 10, 2018

Spring 2018 Disbursement Schedule

   
Curriculum and Level
Satisfy disbursement requirements no later than:
Receive funds in bank account:
Dent 1-4, Dental Post Graduate, IDP 3-4, Grad Ac, ATCR, Global Health Sciences (PhD), Bio-medical Imaging, MS/Translational Med, MS/HAIL, MEPN, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing MS/Doctoral, Nursing Post MS, Pharm 1-4, Physical Therapy 1-3 March 16, 2018 April 2, 2018
Dental Hygiene, Post Bac (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry) March 17, 2018 April 3, 2018
Global Health Sciences (Masters) February 23, 2018 March 12, 2018
MS/HPL March 30, 2018 April 16, 2018
Med 1, Med 2 February 9, 2018 February 26, 2018
Med, 3, Med 4 March 15, 2018 April 1, 2018

 

Requirements for Disbursement

Before Financial Aid Can Be Released:
  • You must accept or decline your awards at your financial aid portal.
  • You must be registered in the quarter for which funds are to be received by filing your a study list at your student portal.
  • All holds must be cleared. Check the Documents tab at your financial aid portal for any outstanding items.