Financial Aid Events

Financial Aid Calendar

Timeline: Preparing and Applying for Aid

October 2013
through
March 2014
This is the time period during which most outside scholarship application deadlines fall. It is suggested that you visit our External Scholarships page or do a www.fastweb.org search to see which scholarships you may be eligible to apply for.
January 2014 January is the earliest month for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NeedAccess Application for next academic year. Normal processing time for the FAFSA and NeedAccess applications is four to six weeks.
February 2014 Financial Aid Workshop — Debt Management Seminar
This workshop is designed to provide you with information that can help you budget for the upcoming academic year. We will also discuss strategies that will help you reduce your debt and the long-term repercussions of not managing your debt.
March 2014 Loan Repayment Workshop
If you have federal student loans you are strongly urged to join us for an informative and educational session on your federal student loan repayment options. This workshop is designed to help you make the right choices when it comes to managing the repayment of your federal student loans.

This session will be geared toward graduating students. However, if you are not graduating and you have questions about repayment, you are encouraged to attend.
March 2014 Financial Aid Workshop Preparing for 2014-2015
This workshop is designed to provide you with information that can help you prepare for the upcoming academic year. We will take a look at the Financial Aid Process, how to construct and live on a student budget, updates regarding the FAFSA, available loan programs, work-study options, a brief overview of credit reports and external scholarships. This workshop will be repeated.
April 2014 Loan Repayment Workshop
If you have federal student loans you are strongly urged to join us for an informative and educational session on your federal student loan repayment options. This workshop is designed to help you make the right choices when it comes to managing the repayment of your student loans.

This session will be geared toward graduating students. However, if you are not graduating and you have questions about repayment, you are encouraged to attend.
March through
June 2014
Students will receive Office of Financial Aid Award letters. Students must sign one award letter, indicating which awards they accept or decline, and return it to the Office of Financial Aid. Students may also accept their financial aid award online; however, once accepted, any modifications or amendments must be done on paper.
April 1, 2014 Deadline to submit the 2014-2015 Financial Aid Application for all admitted and continuing students. Students admitted after April 1 will have 30 days to complete their Financial Aid Application.
April 30, 2014 Deadline for current students to submit Stafford or private loan applications for the current (2013-2014) academic year. Loan applications received after this date may not be processed.
June 30, 2014 Financial Aid file needs to be complete by this date to avoid late fees for the fall semester.