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Important Financial Aid Deadlines:


Fall Semester 2014 (2014-15 FAFSA)

Students should consider filing their 2014-15 FAFSA before this July to have a good chance at meeting fall 2014 tuition payment deadlines. Students should file the 2014-15 FAFSA before November 2014 to meet other deadlines for fall term if they are not attending spring 2015 . Students must have a complete file to be offered financial aid.

☛ Specific Deadlines for Fall 2014

  • Wed, Aug 13: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Aug 25: USU Eastern Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • August 25 - Sep 15: Grants will increase or decrease based on enrollment.
  • Fri, Sept 6: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Sep 15: Last day to register for courses in fall term and still receive grants, if otherwise eligible.
    Any courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants.
  • Fri, Dec 5: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, Dec 5: Last day to process a Parent PLUS loan. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 5: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending fall semester. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 12: Last day to have your 2014-15 FAFSA processed if you are only attending fall semester and are eligible for a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.


Summer Semester 2014 (2013-14 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2013-14 FAFSA before this April to have a good chance at meeting summer 2014 tuition payment deadlines. Students should file the 2013-14 FAFSA before this June to to meet other deadlines for summer 2014 term. Students must have a complete file to be offered summer aid. Grants for summer terms will increase or decrease based on enrollment throughout the term until August 8, 2014.

☛ Specific Deadlines for Summer 2014

  • Wed, April 23: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and summer charges must be paid by this date.
  • Sat, June 30: Last day to have your 2013-14 FAFSA processed (midnight Central Daylight time)
  • Fri, July 12: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, August 1:Last day to accept Direct loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, August 1: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, August 8: Last day that grants will adjust based on enrollment.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.


Spring Semester 2014 (2013-14 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2013-14 FAFSA before this November to have a good chance at meeting spring 2014 tuition payment deadlines. Students should file their 2013-14 FAFSA before April 2014 to meet other deadlines for spring 2014 term. Students must have a complete file and be otherwise eligible to be offered spring aid.

☛ Specific Deadlines for Spring 2014

  • Wed, Dec 11: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Jan 6: First Day of Classes
  • Mon, Jan 6: USU Eastern Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Jan 17: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Jan 27: Last day to be enrolled in spring classes to receive grants. Grants will no longer adjust up and down after this date unless you drop a course and fail to document academic participation.
  • Fri, Apr 25: Last day to accept Direct loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 25: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 25: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, May 02: Last day to have your 2013-14 FAFSA processed if you are only attending spring semester and you only want a Pell grant, if otherwise eligible.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.
  • Fri, Sep 12, 2014 - Last day to verify academic participation in withdrawn or failed courses.


Fall Semester 2013 (2013-14 FAFSA)

Students should consider filing their 2013-14 FAFSA before July to have a good chance at meeting fall tuition deadlines. Students should file the 2013-14 FAFSA by November to meet other deadlines for fall term if they are not attending spring 2013. Students must have a complete file to be offered financial aid.

☛ Specific Deadlines for Fall 2013

  • Wed, Aug 14: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Aug 26: USU Eastern Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • August 26 - Sep 16: Grants and Perkins Loans will increase or decrease based on enrollment.
  • Fri, Sept 6: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Sep 16: Last day to register for courses in fall term and still receive grants, if otherwise eligible. Courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants.
  • Fri, Dec 6: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, Dec 6: Last day to process a Parent PLUS loan. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 6: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending fall semester. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 13: Last day to have your 2013-14 FAFSA processed if you are only attending fall semester and are eligible for a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.





Previous Financial Aid Deadlines

Summer Semester 2013 (2012-13 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2012-13 FAFSA by April 1 to have a good chance at meeting summer tuition deadlines. Students should file the 2012-13 FAFSA by June 1 to have a good chance at meeting other deadlines for summer term. Students must have a complete file to be offered summer aid. Grants for summer terms will increase or decrease based on enrollment throughout the term until August 9.

  • Mon, April 8: Summer course registration begins.
  • Wed, April 24: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and summer charges must be paid by this date.
  • Sun, June 30: Last day to have your 2012-13 FAFSA processed (midnight Central Daylight time)
  • Fri, July 12: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, August 2:Last day to accept Direct loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, August 2: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, August 9: Last day that grants will adjust based on enrollment.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.

Spring Semester 2013 (2012-13 FAFSA)


Students should file the 2012-13 FAFSA by Nov 1 to have a good chance at meeting spring tuition deadlines. Students should file their 2012-13 FAFSA by April 1 to have a good chance at meeting other deadlines for spring term. Students must have a complete file to be offered spring aid.

  • Wed, Dec 12: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Jan 7: First Day of Classes
  • Mon, Jan 7: USU Eastern Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Jan 18: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Jan 28: Last day to be enrolled in spring classes to receive grants.
  • Mon, Jan 28: Grants and Perkins Loan will adjust based on enrollment.
  • Fri, Apr 26: Last day to accept Direct loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 26: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 26: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, May 03: Last day to have your 2012-13 FAFSA processed if you are only attending spring semester and you only want a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2013 - Last day to verify academic participation in withdrawn or failed courses.

Fall Semester 2012 (2012-13 FAFSA)

Students should consider filing their 2012-13 FAFSA by July 1 to have a good chance at meeting fall tuition deadlines. Students should file the 2012-13 FAFSA by Nov 1 to have a good chance at meeting other deadlines for fall term if they are not attending spring 2013. Students must have a complete file to be offered financial aid.

  • Wed, Aug 15: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Aug 27: USU Eastern Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Sept 7: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Sep 17: Last day to be enrolled in fall classes to receive grants.
    Grants and Perkins Loan will also adjust through Sep 17.
  • Fri, Dec 7: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, Dec 7: Last day to process a Parent PLUS loan. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 7: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending fall semester. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 14: Last day to have your 2012-13 FAFSA processed if you are only attending fall semester and you only want a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.
  • Mon, Sep 16, 2013 - Last day to verify academic participation in withdrawn or failed courses.

Summer Semester 2012 (2011-12 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2011-12 FAFSA by April 1 to have a good chance at meeting summer tuition deadlines. Students should file the 2011-12 FAFSA by June 1 to have a good chance at meeting other deadlines for summer term. Students must have a complete file to be offered summer aid. Grants for summer terms will increase or decrease based on enrollment throughout the term.

  • Mon, April 9: Summer course registration begins.
  • Wed, April 25: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and summer charges must be paid by this date.
  • Sat, June 30: Last day to have your 2011-12 FAFSA processed (midnight Central Daylight time)
  • Fri, July 13: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, August 3: Last day to accept Direct loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, August 3: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.
  • Grants for summer terms will increase or decrease based on enrollment throughout the term.

Spring Semester 2012 (2011-12 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2011-12 FAFSA by Nov 1 to have a good chance at meeting spring tuition deadlines. Students should file their 2011-12 FAFSA by April 1 to have a good chance at meeting other deadlines for spring term. Students must have a complete file to be offered spring aid.

  • Fri, Dec 16: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Jan 13: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Jan 20: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Jan 30: Last day to be enrolled in spring classes to receive grants. Grants and Perkins Loan will also adjust through Jan 30.
  • Fri, Apr 27: Last day to accept Direct loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 27: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 27: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, May 4: Last day to have your 2011-12 FAFSA processed if you are only attending spring semester and you only want a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.

Fall Semester 2011 (2011-12 FAFSA)

  • Fri, Aug 19: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Sept 02: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Sept 09: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Sep 19: Last day to be enrolled in fall classes to receive grants. Grants and Perkins Loan will also adjust through Sep 19.
  • Fri, Dec 9: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, Dec 9: Last day to accept Direct loans for students not attending at least half-time summer semester. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 9: Last day to process Parent PLUS loans for for students not attending at least half-time summer semester. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 16: Last day to have your 2011-12 FAFSA processed if you are only attending fall semester and you only want a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.

Summer Semester 2011 (2010-2011 & 2011-12 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2010-11 FAFSA by April 1 to have a good chance at meeting summer tuition deadlines. Students should file the 2010-11 FAFSA by June 1 have a good chance at meeting final aid deadlines for summer term. Students must have a complete file to be offered summer aid. Grants for summer terms will increase or decrease based on enrollment through July 15.

  • Mon, April 11: Summer course registration begins.
  • Fri, May 6: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and summer charges must be paid by this date.
  • Wed, June 30: Last day to have your 2010-11 FAFSA processed (midnight Central Daylight time)
  • Fri, July 15: Last day to enroll in summer classes in order to receive grants. Grants will also adjust through July 15.
  • Thurs, July 21: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, July 29: Last day to accept award for Direct/Stafford or PLUS loans for summer semester loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.
  • Please note: grants for summer terms will increase or decrease based on enrollment through July 15.

Spring Semester 2011 (2010-11 FAFSA)

  • Fri, Dec 17: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Jan 14: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Jan 21: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Jan 31: Last day to be enrolled in spring classes to receive grants. Grants and Perkins Loan will also adjust through Jan 31.
  • Fri, Apr 29: Last day to accept award for Stafford or PLUS loans for spring-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Apr 29: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, May 6: Last day to have your 2010-11 FAFSA processed if you are only attending spring semester and you only want a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.

Fall Semester 2010 (2010-11 FAFSA)

Students should file the 2010-11 FAFSA by July 1 to have a good chance at meeting fall tuition deadlines. Students must have a complete file to be offered fall aid.

  • Fri, Aug: 20: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Sep 3: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Fri, Sep 10: Tuition and Fee payment deadline: Any difference between accepted financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date.
  • Mon, Sep 20: Last day to be enrolled in fall classes to receive grants. Grants and Perkins Loan will also adjust through Sep 20.
  • Fri, Dec 10: Last day to accept award for Stafford or PLUS loans for fall-only loans. (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Fri, Dec 10: Last day for an appeal to be received in the financial aid office.
  • Fri, Dec 17: Last day to have your 2010-11 FAFSA processed if you are only attending fall semester and you only want a Pell grant.
  • If you are selected for verification, verification forms must be submitted within one week of your last date of attendance for the term.