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When to apply

While FAFSAs are processed on a rolling basis, applying early will ensure you receive adequate notice regarding your award and allow time for processing loans should you choose to accept them. The following dates are suggestions for priority processing. Students should apply by these dates for enrollment beginning:

  • fall -  apply by May 1
  • spring - apply by November 1
  • summer - apply by April 1

Academic terms covered by a single FAFSA are fall, spring and summer. 

Students who wish to begin enrollment with the summer term, will need to complete the FAFSA for the remainder of the current academic year and another for the upcoming academic year at about the same time.

Only fully admitted, degree-seeking students are eligible for financial aid. While the FAFSA may be completed prior to admission, no awards will be calculated until the student is admitted.

Financial deadlines by term

Spring 2024

  • Spring 2024 bookstore credit program begins
  • Spring 2024 tuition payment deadline
  • Spring 2024 first session and full session courses last date to drop with a refund
  • Spring 2024 bookstore credit program ends
  • Spring 2024 financial aid disbursement begins
  • Spring 2024 second session courses last date to drop with a refund