Disbursement Calendars

Financial aid will begin to disburse the first week of each semester. Summer aid will begin to disburse in June.

Authorization and disbursement of financial aid funds generally occurs every Monday throughout the semester and summer sessions. Funds will be posted to your student account, and will first pay any outstanding fees or institutional charges on your account at the time of disbursement. Unless you enroll in Direct Deposit, any remaining funds will be mailed to you in a refund check. Direct Deposit refunds generally appear in your bank account five (5) business days after disbursement. Refund checks are generally mailed five business days after disbursement. Checks may not be held for pick-up.

The link to enroll in Direct Deposit is found in the Finances section of your Student Center in MySSU. For more information and instructions, visit the Direct Deposit Student Refunds webpage on the Seawolf Service Center's website.

You may authorize the university to apply some types of your federal and state financial aid to charges other than registration and on campus housing. Granting this permission may expedite any refund of excess funds that may be due to you from your financial aid disbursements. Also, your permission reduces the possibility of registration and service holds being placed on your student account.

Recipients of Cal Grant B Access/Stipend may request direct disbursement of the Access award. Contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sonoma.edu or (707) 664-2389 to make this request.

Instructions for granting permission are at the Authorization to Apply Financial Aid to Other Charges webpage.

It is very important that you use MySSU to keep your mailing address and permanent home address current. Complete instructions are found at the Office of the Registrar.

Any changes or updates to the disbursement calendars will be posted on our homepage.