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FAFSA Priority Deadline for 2021-2022

Any student who would like to be considered for federal financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The priority deadline for continuing students to submit the FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year was February 1, 2021.  If you missed this date, don’t fret!  You can still submit your FAFSA and you will still be considered for financial aid.

Be sure to submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA, which uses your family’s 2019 tax returns.  To simplify the process, it is recommended you use the IRS data retrieval tool to import your 2019 tax information.  Learn more and complete your FAFSA now at https://studentaid.gov/.

Even though financial aid awards will not be officially sent until the Summer, it is important you submit your FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the maximum amount of the available funds as some funds are limited (e.g., SEOG for undergraduate students).

It’s also important you submit your FAFSA sooner than later in case you are asked to submit additional forms, tax documents, etc. to confirm your financial aid eligibility.  The longer you wait to submit your FAFSA, the longer it will take to request documents, the longer it will take to develop your award package.

Don’t delay … submit today!



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Money Talks


The University’s Money Management Program created the Money Talks series, virtual financial literacy sessions that aim to enhance your ability to start making educated financial choices for your future.  Check out the Spring 2021 schedule and RSVP to start learning about investing, credit, loan forgiveness, and so much more!

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)


All students must meet specific criteria to continue to receive their various financial aid awards.  These criteria, called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), include combinations of your GPA, credits earned, etc., and may either be reviewed at the end of the semester or the end of the year, depending on the type of award.

As we approach the middle of the Spring 2021 semester, it’s important you review and understand what is required for you to continue meeting SAP requirements for each type of aid you receive.  Work closely with your academic advisors and/or faculty to plan for the future, discuss your enrollment options, and seek tutoring or other resources as needed.  Click here to learn more about SAP.