In order to have your student loan funds available at the start of the fall semester, you should submit your application materials to the Financial Aid Office by May 1. The FAFSA can be completed for the new academic year after January 1, 2013. Award letter notifications for students who apply by our deadline should expect to see an email regarding their financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year by mid-June 2013.
If you apply after the start of the academic year, please allow up to 2 – 4 weeks for processing of your application to determine your eligibility for aid. Additional processing time is needed to set up loans for first time borrowers through the federal government. Filing your application well before you actually need your loan funding is highly recommended.