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.

EventFull SessionA Session12W SessionB Session
Fall 2020
Priority Application DateJune 8June 8Aug 17Aug 17
First day to charge books against financial aid accountAug 3Aug 3Aug 3 (manual vouchers only after 9/2/20)Sept 28
(manual vouchers only)
Classes BeginAug 24Aug 24Sept 14Oct 19
End of Add/DropAug 28Aug 26Sept 17Oct 21
Last day to charge books against financial aid account
Sept 2Sept 2
Sept 2 (manual vouchers only after 9/2/20)
Oct 27
(manual vouchers only)
Attendance validation (faculty verify attendance)Sept 2
Aug 31Sept 22Oct 28
Pell and other grant processing beginsSept 8Sept 8Sept 30
Nov 3
Federal Direct Loan processing beginsSept 9Sept 9Sept 28Nov 4
First refunds for grants begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Sept 15Sept 15Oct 7Nov 10
First refunds for loans begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Sept 16Sept 16Oct 5Nov 11
First-time borrowers loan processing beginsSept 22Sept 22Sept 28Nov 4
First-time borrowers loan refunds begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Sept 29Sept 29Oct 5Nov 11
Second half of Direct Loan processing beginsOct 21
Oct 21
Oct 21Nov 4
Second refunds for single-term loans begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed
Oct 28Oct 28Oct 28Nov 11
Last day to accept loansSept 24Sept 24Sept 24Sept 24
Payment deferment deadlineOct 22Oct 22
Oct 22
Oct 22
Last day to withdrawOct 26Sept 25Nov 4Nov 18
Classes endDec 12Oct 16Dec 12
Dec 12


Spring 2021
EventFull SessionA Session12W SessionB Session
Priority Application DateOct 1Oct 1Jan 4Jan 4
Bookstore Charges startDec 14Dec 14Dec 14 (manual vouchers only after Jan 20)Feb 24
(manual vouchers only)
Classes StartJan 11Jan 11Feb 1Mar 15
End of Add/DropJan 15Jan 13Feb 4Mar 17
Bookstore Charges EndJan 20Jan 20Jan 20 (manual vouchers only after Jan 20)Jan 20
(manual vouchers only)
Attendance ValidationJan 21Jan 19Feb 9Mar 22
Pell and other grant processing beginsJan 26Jan 26Feb 16Mar 30
Federal Direct Loan processing beginsJan 27Jan 27Feb 17Mar 31
First refunds for grants begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Feb 2Feb 2Feb 23Apr 6
First refunds for loans begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Feb 3Feb 3Feb 24Apr 7
First-time borrowers loan processing beginsFeb 10Feb 10Feb 17Mar 31
First-time borrowers loan refunds begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Feb 17Feb 17Feb 24Apr 7
Second half of Direct Loan processing begins
Mar 17Mar 17Mar 17Mar 31
Second refunds for single-term loans begin*
Because of the complexity of the financial aid process, refund dates cannot be guaranteed.
Mar 24Mar 24Mar 24Apr 7
Last day to accept loansMar 19Feb 9Mar 19Mar 19
Deferments DueMar 11Mar 11Mar 11Mar 11
Last day to withdrawMar 22Feb 11Mar 30Apr 12
Classes endMay 1Mar 3May 1May 1


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

Please check this page regularly for updates, and note the following for more information.

  • Academic Calendar
  • Census Date:the first date after 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:

  • Sept 7:  Labor Day
  • Nov 25 - Nov 29:  Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec 23 - Jan 3:  Winter Break
  • Jan 18:  Martin Luther King Day
  • March 7 - March 14:  Spring Break
  • May 24:  Memorial Day
  • July 5:  Independence Day 

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

Contact

Financial Aid Office
Phone: 407.708.2045
Fax: 407.708.2323

Federal School Code: 001520