Dates and Deadlines

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides important dates and deadlines to help students stay on track. Dates are subject to change. Please visit this page often and view the financial aid reminders for the latest information.

Fall 2016
Event Full Session A Session 12W Session B Session
Financial aid priority application deadline (for on-time disbursements) June 1 June 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 15
Foundation for Seminole State scholarship deadline July 15 July 15 July 15 July 15
Financial aid application deadline (for tuition-deferment purposes) Aug. 8 Aug. 8  Aug. 29 Oct. 3
First day to charge books against financial aid account Aug. 1 Aug. 1 Aug. 1 Oct. 3
Deadline to submit official college transcripts (for on-time disbursements) Aug. 8 Aug. 8  Aug. 29 Oct. 3
Classes begin Aug. 22 Aug. 22 Sept. 12 Oct. 17
Last day to charge books against financial aid account 
After Aug. 31, students must request a book voucher in Student Services on any campus.
Aug. 31 Aug. 31 Sept. 21 Oct. 19
Attendance validation (faculty verify attendance) Aug. 31 Aug. 31 Sept. 20 Oct. 24
Pell and other grant processing begins*
(Remember that disbursement is a process. First refunds will be available during the week of Sept. 12 for students who had all documents submitted by June 1, 2016.)
Sept. 6 Sept.6 Sept.27 Oct. 25
Federal Direct Loan processing begins*
(Remember that disbursement is a process. First refunds will be available during the week of Sept. 12 for students who had all documents submitted by June 1, 2016.)
Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 28 Oct. 26
First-time borrowers loan processing begins* Sept. 20 Sept. 20 Sept. 28 Oct. 26
Second refunds for single-term loans begin* Oct. 18 Oct. 18 Oct. 18 Oct. 26
Payment deferment deadline Oct. 20 Oct. 20 Oct. 20 Oct. 20
Last day to accept loans Oct. 20 Oct. 3 Oct. 20 Oct. 20

Spring 2017
Event Full Session A Session 12W Session B Session
Financial aid priority application deadline (for on-time disbursements) Nov. 4 Nov. 4 Jan. 13 Jan. 13
Foundation for Seminole State scholarship deadline Oct. 31 Oct. 31 Oct. 31 Oct. 31
Financial aid application deadline (for tuition-deferment purposes) Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Jan. 9 Feb. 13
First day to charge books against financial aid account Dec. 5 Dec. 5 Dec. 5 Feb. 27
Deadline to submit official college transcripts (for on-time disbursements) Dec. 14 Dec. 14  Jan. 16 Feb. 20
Classes begin Jan. 9 Jan. 9 Jan. 30 Mar. 13
Last day to charge books against financial aid account 
After Jan. 18, students must request a book voucher in Student Services on any campus.
Jan. 18 Jan. 18 Feb. 8 Mar. 15
Attendance validation (faculty verify attendance) Jan. 19 Jan. 19 Feb. 7 Mar. 20

Note: Please check this page regularly for updates.

*This date is the earliest projected date that the disbursement process begins if files are complete and awards are posted.

  • View the Academic Calendar
  • Census Date: the first date of add/drop for Full and A Sessions. To have courses counted in enrollment status for financial aid calculations, a student must be registered in all courses for the term by the census date.  
    • This means that to have any 12W or B Session courses counted in a student's financial aid award calculation, they must be included in those registered for during the student's initial enrollment period.  
    • If a student who enrolls for Full and/or A Session plans to also enroll in a B Session course, he/she must do so by the end of add/drop for Full/A Session.  
    • If students' initial enrollment for the term is during 12W or B Session add/drop period, then their awards will be calculated based on enrollment at the end of that session's add/drop period.

Closed Dates

The Financial Aid Office will be closed (no processing) on the following days:

  • Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 22-31: Winter Break
  • Jan. 1-2: New Year's Day observed
  • Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Mar. 5-11: Spring Break

If you have questions regarding your financial aid, please visit Student Services on any campus to speak to a student success specialist.

Want more info? Contact us.

Financial Aid Office   407.708.2045   fax: 407.708.2323

Federal School Code: 001520

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