Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open on a limited basis for in-person classes or those with an appointment. All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Important Dates

  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Semester Start Date 8/22/2020 1/16/2021 6/01/2021
Semester End Date 12/18/2020 5/14/2021 8/5/2021
Pell Recalculation Date 8/31/2020 1/26/2021 6/2/2021
Consortium Agreements Due 8/31/2020 1/26/2021 6/2/2021
Book Advance Dates 9 days before the start of the semester*
*This is the earliest timeframe in which book advances will begin to be processed. The processing timeframe may be impacted by holiday and/or weekends. The release date is based on a student's individual class start dates. See http://my.maricopa.edu/book-advances/ for more information.
August 21, 2020 Deadline to electronically accept award notification and complete any Financial Aid To Do items (Direct Loan counseling, Master Promissory Note) to have financial aid available for earliest disbursement (exception is first time, first year 30 day delay loan recipients).
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past the below listed dates, students should plan accordingly.
August 22, 2020 Fall classes begin.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past the below listed dates, students should plan accordingly.
August 31, 2020 Fall Pell Recalculation date. A student must register for all classes by this deadline to be considered in determining final Pell Grant amount for the semester. Courses also include those recognized through the completion of a consortium agreement. If a student registers for additional courses after this date, additional Pell Grant cannot be awarded. Pell awards for financial aid applications received after this date will be calculated based on the student's enrollment at the time the application is complete.
September 3, 2020 Earliest date that fall semester aid can be applied toward paying spring fees.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
September 4 -
September 11, 2020
Estimated date fall financial aid refunds will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details on how you would like to receive your refund.
September 22, 2020 Estimated date first time, first year 30 day delay loan recipients will have the fall semester loan applied toward paying spring fees and refunds will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details to sign up for how you would like to receive your refund.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
October 9, 2020 Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals for Progress Measurement and Grade Point Average Measurement and Appeals for Maximum Timeframe. Requests submitted after this date will be considered for the following semester.
October 21, 2020 Estimated date second disbursement of fall loan financial aid refunds, for students attending ONLY fall semester, will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details on how you would like to receive your refund.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
November 20, 2020 Last day to submit documents (tax returns, verification worksheet, etc.) needed to complete your fall financial aid file.
December 18, 2020 Last day of the fall semester.