Initial Disbursement Dates

Fall 2015

  • Book Advances (50% of Pell) — August 17
  • SEOG Grant — August 17
  • SEEK (books and fees stipends) — August 17
  • Direct Loans — September 8
  • Macaulay Honors — August 17
  • Pell Grant (Remaining 50% of Pell) — September 28
  • Perkins — September 14

Spring 2016

  • Book Advances (50% of Pell) — January 19
  • SEOG Grant — January 19
  • SEEK (books and fees stipends) — January 19
  • Direct Loans — February 8
  • Macaulay Honors — January 19
  • Pell Grant (Remaining 50% of Pell) — February 29
  • Perkins — February 16

Please note that one of the enhancements that comes with CUNYfirst is that the dates above represent the initial and first available disbursement date for the respective programs. Thereafter, each program will disburse aid for any remaining unpaid students every Monday. FWS funds are paid on a bi-weekly basis. 

Financial aid funds will not be disbursed until all "To-Do" list items are completed, under the "Self-Service" option, in the "Student Center" tab. We strongly recommend that you read the Guide to Enhanced Financial Aid Self-service Information in CUNYfirst (pdf).