Important Dates

After January 1: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. For students who are eligible to receive Federal Perkins, SEOG, and Work Study, priority is given to applications received prior to March 1.

After April 1: Complete the Summer Financial Aid Request on SOLAR to apply for Federal Direct loans, PELL, and Work Study.

May: Summer and Fall semester financial aid awards will be processed in May.


Federal Perkins Loan, SEOG, and Work-Study
The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor on or before March 1. Please note that campus-based funds are limited. Priority for campus-based aid is based on financial need and meeting the application deadline. Any applications received after the deadline will be considered on the basis of financial need as funds are available.

Federal PELL and Loans (Federal Direct, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS, Federal Direct Parent PLUS)
STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO FILE BY MARCH 1 to ensure their awards are posted to their student accounts as "anticipated aid" by the beginning of classes. Otherwise, they will be liable for late tuition and payment fees. For the fall semester only, December 1 is the deadline for all documents to be received by the Office of Student Services. For the spring semester only, the deadline is April 1.

For the APTS, the deadline for filing the FAFSA is after the end of the add/drop period in each term.