Financial Aid Application Deadlines

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Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Is there a deadline to apply for financial aid?

The Priority Deadline and the Verification Deadlines are suggested dates that allow for adequate processing time of your financial aid award and ensures most students are likely to receive their financial aid check by the end of the first week of classes. It also reduces the risk that grant funding is exhausted. If you missed the Priority Deadline and/or the Verification Deadline, we will still process your financial aid but you are likely to receive a check for any remaining amount, after tuition and fees are paid, a minimum of 3-6 weeks after you completed your financial aid file. Completed financial aid applications are processed chronologically in order of date completed.

Quarter Priority Application (FAFSA) Deadline Verification Deadline
Summer 2019 May 24, 2019 June 17, 2019
Fall 2019 August 12, 2019 August 29, 2019
*Winter 2020 November 25, 2019 December 16, 2019
*Spring 2020 February 24, 2020 March 16, 2020

April 13, 2020: last day to apply for financial aid and submit documents to complete your 2019-20 financial aid file.

*Please Note: we are scheduled to implement a new financial aid software system in January 2020. The length of time to award may increase from 3-6 weeks to a minimum of 8 weeks. If you are eligible, we highly encourage you to submit your documents as early as possible, a minimum of 2 weeks before the priority deadline or even earlier.

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