No financial aid deadlines are imposed by the Office of Financial Aid, which administers Federal Stafford loan borrowing for those students who apply. However, students are encouraged to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application 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 plan to use loans to help pay your Fall semester tuition bill, we recommend applying by June 1st; for Spring payment, by November 1st.  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.