This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies.
The FAFSA should be completed and submitted to the central processing center by March 1 every year for which a student plans to request aid. Files that are complete (with SAR and all supporting documents) by April 1 will receive priority consideration and should be awarded by May 15. Processing of files completed after April 1 will begin in the order in which they were received. Students who apply after April 1 should allow two to four weeks to receive an award letter. Students who apply after June 1 should be prepared to pay their fees by the posted fee payment due date and be reimbursed based on their eligibility.
If a student's file is not completed by the priority processing due date, the student must pay his or her fees by the posted fee payment due date. The Financial Aid office does not process aid applications during registration. Students may be reimbursed once eligibility has been determined. If a student's aid does not cover the full balance, the student must pay any balance due by the posted fee payment due date. The student is responsible for making sure his or her account is satisfied in full.