Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline

We recommend that students complete the requirements on their Financial Aid “To Do List” by the Priority Deadline:  January 15, 2017.  If you miss the Priority Deadline, complete the requirements as soon as possible in order to be considered for remaining need-based Tuition Grants and to apply for federal aid.


Instructions and reminders will be emailed to you, helping you keep track of the steps. Please note, there are some important changes to the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 application.   

  • Students will be able to file a 2017–2018 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • For the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year; more specifically students will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information. For more information on these changes, you can review them on Federal Student Aid Announcements.

To meet the priority deadline, don’t wait for an admission decision and submit your FAFSA early!