Timeline/Deadlines

October 1

FAFSA available to be completed for upcoming academic year (fall/spring)

November 15

FAFSA Priority Awarding Deadline (to maximize aid eligibility)

Scholarship notices begin to be sent to newly admitted students

December

Award notices for the upcoming year begin to be sent

February 15

Application due for Continuing Student Scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office

April 15

FAFSA should be submitted for students attending in the autumn term

June 15

Complete aid acceptance process in CyberBear

Submit all required documents for aid to be processed in time to appear on the autumn semester bill

Complete Federal PLUS Loan request authorizing credit check

July

Complete Federal Perkins Loan counseling and promissory note

August

Select refund preference in CyberBear

Complete bill payment process for autumn term

Aid begins disbursing 1 week prior to start of autumn semester

September

15th class day - last day to add classes to increase Federal Pell Grant eligibility for autumn term

October 1

FAFSA available to be completed for upcoming academic year (fall/spring)

FAFSA should be submitted for students first attending in the spring term

November 1

Submit all required documents for aid to be processed in time to appear on the spring semester bill

December

2nd to last day of term - a valid FAFSA and all required documents must be processed by the financial aid office to receive aid for autumn term*

January

Summer Work-Study Only application available

Complete bill payment process for spring term

Aid begins disbursing 1 week prior to start of spring semester

February

15th class day - last day to add classes to increase Federal Pell Grant eligibility for spring term

March

Summer Aid Application available (when summer registration begins)

FAFSA should be submitted for students first attending in the summer term

Summer award notices begin to be sent

April 1

Submit all required documents for aid to be processed in time to appear on the summer semester bill

May

2nd to last day of term - a valid FAFSA and all required documents must be processed by the financial aid office to receive aid for spring term*

Complete bill payment process for summer term

Aid begins disbursing 1 week prior to start of semester

June 30

Last day to file FAFSA if attending in summer*

July

7th class day of 2nd 5-week session - last day to add classes to increase Federal Pell Grant eligibility for summer term

* If a student withdraws during a semester, they have to have a valid FAFSA on file before they withdraw or they will not be eligible for aid. All required documents must be processed by the financial aid office before the student withdraws if they wish to receive a loan for that term. Students selected for verification who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant have up to 120 days from the last day they were enrolled, or September 15 (whichever comes first), to submit the required documents to receive the grant.