Financial Aid - Priority Deadlines
Priority deadlines are set to inform students when they need to apply for financial aid each year. REMEMBER: Every student must re-apply for financial aid each academic year.
New students beginning their attendance in the fall semester should apply for financial aid by July 1. New students beginning their attendance in the spring semester should apply for financial aid by November 1. All students attending the summer semester should apply by March 1.
Although the deadlines for fall, spring and summer are set in July, November, and March, some of the federal and state financial aid programs with limited funding may already be fully expended for the award year. An applicant should apply by the March 1 priority date to ensure consideration for all federal funding available for the award year.
Students may apply after these deadline dates; however, they may not have their financial aid awarded in time for the beginning of that semester. If a student’s aid process is not complete when institutional charges are due, the student must pay his/her institutional charges and be reimbursed with his/her financial aid eligibility once the financial aid process has been completed and aid is received.