Financial Aid Dates | Southwestern Illinois College

Students may use their financial aid funds to purchase required books and supplies at the campus bookstore beginning 1 week before and 2 weeks after classes start. the summer semester allows for 2 weeks – 1 week before and 1 week after classes start.

The census date allows students to make changes to their schedules without financial aid penalty during the first 2 weeks of classes for the fall and spring semesters – 1 week for summer. Note that 10% drop fees may be accrued during the census period. Be aware of the 90% drop dates for each class.

Disbursements are made the 6th week of class during the fall and spring semesters and 3rd week for summer. Refund checks will be mailed within 14 days of disbursement.

Books & Census

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Charge books to Financial Aid at campus bookstore: Jan. 11 – Jan. 29

June 1 – June 11

Aug. 9 – Sep. 3

First day to pick up online campus bookstore orders: Jan. 11

June 1

Aug. 9

Census date (last day that financial aid will adjust to class load): Jan. 29

June 11

Aug. 27

Actual refund dates are available on the Offer Letter Guide.

Fall/Spring 2020-2021

1st Disbursement

2nd Disbursement

Pell Sep. 22 Feb. 23
Loans (Fall/Spring) Sep. 22 Feb. 23
Fall Only Loan Sep. 22 Oct. 27
Spring Only Loan Feb. 23 Apr. 6
** Alternative Loan Aug. 11 Jan. 12
** Alternative Loans: Funds from the lender must be received by the Financial Aid Office the week of disbursement.

Summer  2020-2021

1st Disbursement

2nd Disbursement

Summer Pell June 29  
Summer Loans    
     Previous Borrowers June 29 July 13
     First Time Borrowers July 6 July 13
** Alternative Loan June 1  
** Alternative Loans: Funds from the lender must be received by the Financial Aid Office the week of disbursement.

Actual refund dates are available on the Offer Letter Guide.