No financial aid deadlines are imposed by the Office of Financial Aid, which administers Federal Direct loan borrowing for those students who apply. However, students are encouraged to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or private educational loan applications well in advance of needing any loan resources to ensure that they have provided sufficient time for their applications to be reviewed and processed. If you wish to explore your loan options, please visit our Loans page. IMPORTANT: Some programs have their own Department Financial Aid Application and/or deadlines. Check your Department or Program website to be sure of any exact filing dates.

Generally, our office suggests to apply at least three months prior to your initial bill due date to ensure your FAFSA and/or private loan request is received and processed. Please review the breakdown below to see our suggested filing dates:

Semester 

Initial Bill Due date 

Suggested FAFSA/App. Completion Date 

Summer

June 1st

March 1st

Fall

August 1st

May 1st

Spring

January 1st

October 1st


Executive Masters Loan Structure

The Executive Master Programs through the School of Professional Studies consist of multiple semesters over the course of 16 months.  Since these programs exceed the standard federal 12 month academic year structure, you must complete two FAFSAs to be eligible for federal loans for each semester. This may also include private educational loans that would need to be completed to cover your entire program cost. Please review the breakdown below to see our suggested filing dates and FAFSA application breakdown by academic year:

 

Program

Bill Due date

Suggested App. Completion Date

FAFSA Year

Healthcare Leadership

September 1st

June 1st

2017-18

January 1st

October 1st

N/A

May 1st

February 1st 

2018-19

September 1st

June 1st

N/A

CyberSecurity

October 3rd

May 3rd

2016-17

February 1st

November 1st

N/A

June 1st

March 1st

2017-18

October 2nd

May 2nd

N/A

Science & Tech. Leadership

March 1st

December 1st

2016-17

June 1st

March 1st

2017-18

January 1st

October 1st

N/A

As reflected in the table above, two semesters would be covered by one application. However, private educational loans can be completed twice or more depending on your individual financing plan. Please note the second semester covered by the initial FAFSA has been designated as “N/A.”