Disbursement Information

Financial Aid disbursements will begin 10 days prior to the start of your first course.

Fall 2021 Disbursement Schedule

Financial aid disbursements occur Monday thru Friday during each semester, starting on the first official disbursement day for each class. Before any funds are paid to a student we must check for enrolled units, academic progress, To Do checklist items, and other disbursement conditions. All financial aid awards are divided into two equal disbursements paid to the student, half in the Fall term and half in the Spring term, unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2021 disbursements are scheduled for the following dates:

  • MS1 week of July 19, 2021
  • MS2 Week of  August 2, 2021
  • MS3 student will have 2 different disbursement dates
    • Week of June 21, 2021 for those starting a clerkship on June 28, 2021
    • Week of July 5, 2021 for those starting a clerkship on July 12, 2021
  • MS4 week of  June 28, 2021

For dynamically dated module courses, financial aid will automatically release 10 days prior to the start of the earliest scheduled course on UAccess Student Center. 

NOTE: If you do not have a Fall 2021 course that begins on your respective start date, then your financial aid will NOT disburse until 10 days prior to the start of your first enrolled course and a ‘Fin Aid Disbursement Hold’ will be added to your UAccess Student accountThis hold will automatically release once it's 10 days prior to your first course. 

Refunds take approximately 3-7 business days to be received after financial aid is disbursed. For additional information regarding Bursar's Refund Policies visit bursar.arizona.edu/refunds/options.


Financial Aid Disbursement Overview 

Each student must complete the following prior to disbursement:

  • Complete a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Review Outstanding "To Do List" in UAccess Student Center
  • Review Oustanding "Notices and Holds" in Uaccess Student Center 
  • Ensure you are enrolled in at least 9 units for Fall 2021 and enrollment has been posted to UAccess Student Center

Financial Aid Disbursement Requirements

Complete the following in UAccess Student Center:

  • Accept your 2022 ‘Aid Year’ loans
  • Confirm you have a minimum of 9 units for Fall 2021 
    • Contact Registrar’s Office for further enrollment questions
    • REMINDER: You must be enrolled with dates that span the duration of the Fall semester or you will be subject to a prorated cost of attendance.
  • Any ‘Holds’ in the ‘Notice & Holds’ section
    • Common holds:
      • Past Due Balance No Adds: prevents enrollment and you must pay any past due balances as your future aid (Fall 2021) cannot cover these charges.
      • Fin Aid Disbursement Hold for Dynamic Dated Module Only fall : prevents financial aid from disbursing and it will automatically release 10 days prior to the start of your earliest scheduled course in UAccess.
      • Campus Health-Expanded Immuniz: prevents enrollment and you must complete the steps within the details of the hold as outlined by Campus Health.
  • Clear any ‘To Do List’ items

Grants, Scholarships, Waivers and Stipends

The College of Medicine – Tucson Financial Aid Office confirms that disbursement conditions are met for grants, scholarships, waivers and stipends. We do not approve or deny these awards since they are managed by other organizations.

If you are to receive QTR or any third-party payments, we will coordinate your financial aid awards around these funds. The amount of your financial aid awarded will be reduced. Please tell us if you are anticipating a QTR or other third-party payment.