Students must renew their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online each year after October 1 and prior to the financial aid application deadline as indicated on the Academic Calendar in order to receive consideration for assistance during the next academic year. Fall Semester marks the first term of the academic year for financial aid purposes, and the academic year encompasses fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students receiving financial aid benefits during Summer Semester must renew their FAFSA in order to receive aid for the subsequent fall semester.
To use federal financial aid for tuition and fees, students must submit their FAFSA, and their college financial aid files must be completed by the financial aid application deadline as indicated in the Academic Calendar. Students who fail to meet these deadlines may be responsible for paying all tuition and fees due at the time of registration. Students who fail to meet these deadlines may be administratively withdrawn from their classes if they owe money to the college after the Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline as indicated in the Academic Calendar. Once the Financial Aid Office receives and processes all information needed to establish eligibility, the college will reimburse eligible students for the tuition and fees they paid in advance for that term.