Deadlines and Timing

Deadlines and Timing

What are the Hofstra Law financial aid application deadlines?

April 1 is the priority deadline for filing for institutional need-based grants and loans. June 30 is the deadline for having a completed financial aid file in order to avoid any late fees.

After I apply, when should I expect to receive my award decision?

  • Admitted Students: Admitted students will receive an award letter approximately two to three weeks after they have been admitted and their financial aid application has become complete. However, please note that our financial aid systems are not typically prepared for the new admissions/financial aid cycle until the middle of February or early March. Therefore, students who are admitted and complete their application prior to March may have to wait until our systems are ready for processing before receiving notice of their financial aid award. Students whose file is completed after June 30 may not be processed in time to have financial aid credits reflected on the fall semester term bill. While we make every effort to process these late applications in time to get financial aid credited on the term bill, students who apply late may need to make other temporary arrangements to satisfy their term bill and register for fall classes until their financial aid is processed.
  • Returning Students: Returning students whose aid applications are completed by April 1, the priority deadline for filing for institutional need-based grants and loans, can expect to receive their financial aid award letter two to three weeks after their financial aid file is complete. Applications received after the April 1 deadline will still be reviewed in the order they are received. However, we do not guarantee that funds will be available. Students whose file is completed after June 30 may not be processed in time to have financial aid credits reflected on the fall semester term bill. While we make every effort to process these late applications in time to get financial aid credited on the term bill, students who apply late may need to make other temporary arrangements to satisfy their term bill and register for fall classes until their financial aid is processed.

Receiving Notifications

During the summer before your matriculation, our office sends admitted students correspondence via email to the address on file with the Office of Admissions. We may periodically send correspondence to your permanent mailing address. Once enrolled, please update your addresses as needed with the School of Law’s Office of Academic Records or via your Hofstra Portal. During your academic career at the School of Law, your Hofstra University email account will be our primary method of communicating with you. 

How can I stay informed about financial aid deadlines, policies, workshops and about employment and outside funding opportunities?

Read the emails sent to you from the financial aid office (lawfinaid) AND periodically take a look at the financial aid Web page; important information and reminders about key upcoming deadlines and events will be posted here. We are working hard to keep our site updated and useful so that you can get what you need quickly and efficiently in one central location.

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