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2016 Financial Aid Calendar

It's very important that you review the financial aid calendar and are aware of the various deadlines. Due to federal, state and institutional regulations, if the appropriate financial aid paperwork is not submitted in its entirety by the deadlines, you will be ineligible to receive assistance for the semester or academic year in question. In such cases, you will be 100% responsible for any outstanding bill, without financial assistance. Periodically, the OSFA will send reminders about missing paperwork, but ultimately it is your responsibility.

January  
1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available for the 2016-17 academic year.
2 First financial aid disbursement to students' account for spring 2016 semester.
6-7 First refunds for students with financial aid exceeding university charges for the spring 2016 semester.
11 Classes begin for spring 2016 semester.
22 Last day to complete late registration or drop a class (spring 2016 semester) for it to be considered when determining financial aid eligibility for the spring 2016 semester.
   
February  
15 Priority deadline for submitting the 2016-17 academic year FAFSA.
   
March  
15 Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for spring 2016.
14-18 Financial Aid Awards for the 2016-17 academic year begin to be made available online to new students.
   
April  
4-8 Financial Aid Awards for the summer 2016 semester begin to be made available online to students.
15 Last day to submit any outstanding documents for the spring 2016 semester.
22 Last day to accept financial aid awards and sign promissory notes for the spring 2016 semester.
   
May  
6 Spring 2016 semester ends.
13 Annual Satisfactory Academic Progress review and students notified accordingly of financial aid eligibility for summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms.
16 Classes begin for 4-week summer 2016 session.
16 First financial aid disbursement to students' account for summer 2016 semester.
18 Last day to complete late registration or drop a class (4-week summer 2016 session) for it to be considered when determining financial aid eligibility for the summer 2016 semester.
18 First refunds for students with financial aid exceeding university charges for the summer 2016 semester.
20 Last day to submit outstanding documents for the summer 2016 semester for those only enrolled in the 4-week session.
27 Last day to accept Federal Loans for the 4-week summer 2016 semester session.
   
June  
1 Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for summer 2016 semester.
1-5 Financial Aid Awards for the 2016-17 academic year begin to be made available online to continuing students.
10 4-week summer 2016 session ends.
13 Last day to pay any waivers/assistantships/fellowships for the fall 2015 and spring 2016.
13 Classes begin for 8-week summer 2016 session.
17 Last day to complete late registration or drop a class (8-week summer 2016 session) for it to be considered when determining financial aid eligibility.
19 Last day to submit outstanding documents for the summer 2016 semester for those enrolled in the 8-week session.
22 Last day to accept Federal Loans for the summer 2016 semester.
24 Last day to accept all types of financial aid awards and sign Direct Loan promissory notes for the summer 2016 semester.
   
July  
1 Students must have submitted all documents to receive full consideration for need-based institutional funds for the 2016-17 academic year.
1 Last day to submit Health Professions Verification Worksheet for College of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy students for the 2016-17 academic year.
22 Recommended date in which financial aid awards should be accepted and any additional requirements such as promissory notes, loan counseling, etc., should be completed for the fall 2016 term.
   
August  
5 8-week summer 2016 session ends.
12 First financial aid disbursement to students' account for fall 2016 semester.
15 First refunds for students with financial aid exceeding university charges for the fall 2016 semester.
22 Classes begin for fall 2016 semester.
   
September  
2 Last day to complete late registration or drop a class (fall 2016 semester) for it to be considered when determining financial aid eligibility.
   
October  
14 Last day to pay any waivers/assistantships/fellowships for the summer 2016 semester.
15 Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for fall 2016 semester.
   
November  
2 Financial Aid Awards for the 2016-17 academic year begin to be made available online to students starting in the spring 2017 semester.
25 Last day to submit any outstanding documents for the fall 2016 semester.
   
December  
2 Last day to accept financial aid awards and sign promissory notes for the fall 2016 semester.
9 Fall 2016 semester ends.

2016 OSFA Calendar (PDF)
2015 OSFA Calendar (PDF)
2014 OSFA Calendar (PDF)
2013 OSFA Calendar (PDF)

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