1. Deadlines - Financial Aid Application - Financial aid has a priority processing deadlines of March 1 by which all applicable forms must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid office. Applications will still continue to be processed after these priority dates, but funds with limited funding may not be available. If you have missed the priority processing dates for federal or state financial aid, you most likely will not receive the maximum amount of financial aid you would have been eligible for. Nevertheless, we will continue processing your aid, and award you the maximum amount of financial aid that is available.
2. Processing Time - Federal Financial Aid - The time it takes to process depends a lot on you. It can take from three to four weeks or from six to eight months depending on how long it takes you to respond to our requests for information or documentation. Complete and accurate information will shorten your processing time. Here are some tips to speed up the process:
3. Money - Getting Your Check - The Friday following Add/Drop of each semester is the first time refunds are given for each semester. All paperwork in the financial aid office must be completed at least 2 weeks before a refund can be given. A student MUST fill out and submit a "Request for Disposition of Student Account Balance" by 11 a.m. on Wednesday in order for the check to be processed by Friday.