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Financial Aid Deadlines

Important Financial Aid Deadlines

Spring 2021 Deadlines

Date Deadline
August 14, 2020 Last day to submit a SAP appeal for the fall 2020 semester.
August 31, 2020 Deadline to submit a fall 2020 New York State Excelsior Scholarship application. Current Excelsior recipients do not need to submit a new application.
January 28, 2021 Last day for a fall only enrolled student to submit documents to 2020-2021 Verification.
March 31, 2021 Last day for a student to submit a 2020-2021 Federal Direct Loan request
April 16, 2021

Last day for a student who is only enrolled for fall and spring to have a valid (non-rejected or completed) 2020-2021 FAFSA on file.

Last day for a student to submit a 2020-2021 Professional Judgment Appeal (Dependency Override, Income Adjustment, Expense Adjustment)

May 1, 2021 Last day for a student to submit a 2020-2021 Verification documentation (for students enrolled spring and/or will enrolled summer 2021)

Fall 2020 Deadlines

October 25, 2020 - Last day to submit a Federal Direct loan, Parent PLUS loan, or GRAD PLUS loan request for a fall 2020 only loan.

Note: Established federal processing deadlines prohibit the college from processing a 2020-2021 FAFSA after the student's last date of enrollment. Students who have not filed a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year and who are no longer enrolled for the academic year would have then missed the deadline to be considered for Federal Student Aid programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals

Deadline to submit the 2020-2021 SAP appeals is Friday, August 14, 2020.

Priority Deadline to Submit Verification Documentation for the 2020–2021 FAFSA

Students must be registered for the term of submission and have fully submitted all required documentation by the date according to their last term of attendance.

  • Summer 2020 deadline is August 31, 2020
  • Fall 2020 deadline is December 1, 2020
  • Spring 2021 deadline is May 1, 2021

The priority deadline to submit the 2021–2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 to the Financial Aid Office is March 1, 2021. The 2021–2022 FAFSA is available to be filed as of October 1, 2020.

Note: All students should apply for financial aid every year. Students who missed the financial aid priority deadline are still encouraged to file the FAFSA and will be considered for federal student aid, if eligible, but institutional funds become increasingly limited and there is no guarantee that it will be available on your account by the time the bursar bill becomes due.

Apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is free, so be on your guard when searching for the FAFSA application: Filers should make sure that they use only the official Department of Education site.