When to apply

Apply for Financial Aid 

A step-by step-guide to the financial aid process.

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.