Federal Aid Priority Deadline
Semester: Fill Out  FAFSA by: Submit  Required Documents by:
Fall 2019 June 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
Winter 2020 October 1, 2019 November 1, 2019
Spring 2020 January 1, 2020 February 1, 2020

Federal Aid Awarding Schedule

This deadline applies to all FAFSA applicants who want their federal aid awards released by the tuition late charge date (typically one week after the start of term). Students must complete and submit all applications, documents, and forms required to process their FAFSA.

Students can still receive federal aid (if they are eligible) if their FAFSA and documents are submitted after the deadline, however there is no guarantee that their aid will be available by the tuition late charge date. Students who apply or submit documents after the priority deadlines may be subject to late fees.

Visit your Student Portal page to determine if you are required to submit and complete documents for verification.

Federal aid is awarded on an academic year basis. Once a student has been awarded federal aid, he/she does not need to reapply for it for any subsequent semesters during that academic year. For example, the 2019-2020 academic year includes the following semesters: Summer Session 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020. Students will need to submit a new FAFSA each year if they wish to be considered for federal financial aid.

Priority Deadline for Federal Aid Only

This deadline does not apply to University Aid or Outside Aid awards. Applying for federal aid after the deadline does not affect a student's eligibility. It only affects the timing of when federal aid awards (if the student is eligible) will be released.

Applying for federal aid after the priority deadline does not prevent a student from receiving their federal awards (if the student is eligible).