Important Financial Aid Deadlines:

Federal Financial Aid is Time Sensitive. Please be aware of our processing deadlines so that you don't miss out on funding opportunities.

  • For student loans, FAFSA verification items must be submitted by the last day of class before finals week.
  • For grants, please see FAFSA application and verification deadlines below.
  • For marital status updates, students must be married and their marital status updated on FAFSA before the last day of classes they are attending (not finals week). Marriages that happen after the June 30 FAFSA deadline will not be considered for the preceding award year.
  • Please note, there are additional deadlines for tuition payment, course registration, financial aid appeals, etc.
  • Please allow 2-3 business days for accepted student loans to process before they appear as a credit on your account.
  • General and specific federal aid deadlines are listed below by semester.
  • Specific dates will be posted as they become available.

Spring Semester 2023 (2022-2023 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2022-2023 FAFSA and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before December 2022 to have a good chance at meeting Spring 2023 tuition deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file their 2022-2023 FAFSA before April 2023 and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before finals week to meet other deadlines for spring term if they are not attending Summer 2023. Students must have a complete file and be otherwise eligible before the end of spring term to receive financial aid. Specific deadlines will be listed at a later date. 

Fall Semester 2022 (2022-2023 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2022-23 FAFSA and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before July 2022 to have a good chance at meeting Fall 2022 tuition deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file their 2022-23 FAFSA before November 2022 and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before finals week to meet the final deadlines for Fall 2022 term if they are not attending spring 2022. Students are strongly encouraged to finalize any requirements and be otherwise eligible before the end of Fall 2022 term to receive financial aid. Specific deadlines will be listed at a later date. 


Summer Semester 2022 (2021-22 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2022-23 FAFSA and complete any FAFSA verification tasks by April 2022 to have a good chance at meeting Summer 2022 tuition deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file the 2022-22 FAFSA before June 2022 and complete any FAFSA verification tasks to meet other deadlines for Summer 2022 term. Students are strongly encouraged to finalize any requirements and be otherwise eligible before the end of Summer 2022 term to receive financial aid. Specific deadlines will be listed at a later date.

Spring Semester 2022 (2021-22 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2021-22 FAFSA and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before December 2021 to have a good chance at meeting Spring 2022 tuition deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file their 2021-22 FAFSA before April 2022 and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before finals week to meet other deadlines for spring term if they are not attending Summer 2022. Students must have a complete file and be otherwise eligible before the end of spring term to receive financial aid.

  • Dec 16: USU Tuition & Fee payment deadline
    Any difference between accepted & processed financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
    Students can register for classes again on December 17
  • Jan 10 - Jan 31: Grants will increase or decrease based on enrollment level
  • Jan 26: Last day to submit an academic progress appeal for Spring 2022 federal aid
  • Jan 31: Last day to add additional courses in fall term and still receive federal grants, if otherwise eligible
    Any additional courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants.
  • Jan 31: Adjustments made to cost of attendance based on enrollment level at the end of this day
  • April 22: Last day to complete a professional judgment appeal in the financial aid office
  • April 25: Last day to submit a Federal PLUS loan application on studentaid.gov
    This loan is for dependent and graduate students only.
  • April 28: Last day to submit your 2021-22 FAFSA to qualify for a Federal Pell Grant
    This deadline can be extended if you are attending the summer 2022 semester.
    If you are selected for verification, all verification tasks must be submitted by Friday, August 12, 2022.
  • April 29: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending spring semester
    You must have been awarded before this date!)

Fall Semester 2021 (2021-22 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2021-22 FAFSA and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before July 2021 to have a good chance at meeting fall 2021 tuition payment deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file their 2021-22 FAFSA before November 2021 and complete any FAFSA verification tasks before finals week to meet other deadlines for fall 2021 term if they are not attending Spring 2022. Students are strongly encouraged to finalize any requirements and be otherwise eligible before the end of Fall 2021 term to receive financial aid. 

  • Aug 18: Tuition & Fee payment deadline
    Any difference between accepted & processed financial aid and spring charges must be paid by this date.
    Students can register for classes again on August 20.
  • Aug 30 - Sept 20:  Grants will increase or decrease based on enrollment level
  • Sep 15: Last day to submit an academic progress appeal for fall 2021 federal aid - New Deadline
  • Sep 20: Last day to add additional courses in fall term and still receive grants, if otherwise eligible
  • Any additional courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants
  • Sep 20: Adjustments made to cost of attendance based on enrollment level at the end of this day
  • Dec 09: Last day to complete a professional judgment appeal in the financial aid office
  • Dec 09: Last day to submit a Federal PLUS loan application on studentaid.gov
    This loan is for dependent and graduate students only.
  • Dec 09: Last day to submit your 2021-22 FAFSA to qualify for a Federal Pell Grant
    This deadline can be extended if you are attending the Spring 2022 semester.
    If you are selected for verification, all verification tasks must be submitted by April 1, 2022.
  • Dec 10: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending fall semester
    You must have been awarded before this date!

Summer Semester 2021 (2020-21 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2020-21 FAFSA and complete any FAFSA verification tasks by April 2021 to have a good chance at meeting summer 2021 tuition payment deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file the 2020-21 FAFSA before June 2021 and complete any FAFSA verification tasks to meet other deadlines for summer 2021 term. Students are strongly encouraged to finalize any requirements and be otherwise eligible before the end of summer 2021 term to receive financial aid. 

  • April 28: Tuition and Fee payment deadline
    Any difference between accepted & processed financial aid and summer charges should be paid by this date to avoid registration holds later on.
  • June 4: Last day to submit academic progress appeal for summer 2021 federal aid.
  • USU Financial Aid has deadlines to prevent grants from adjusting the entire semester. We use your final “last-day-to-add-classes” date to determine your grant deadline. Adding or dropping classes may change your grant deadlines. Below are the grant deadlines for summer enrollment:
    • Tues, May 18: 1st 7-Week session only
    • Thurs, May 27: 1st 7-Week + General 14-Week Session
    • Thurs, May 27: General 14-Week Session only
    • Wed, July 7: 2nd 7-Week Session only
    • Wed, July 7: 1st 7-Week + 2nd 7-Week Session
    • Wed, July 7: General 14-Week Session + 2nd 7-Week Session
    • Wed, July 7: Classes in all three sessions
    • For best results, please add classes for a specific session before the deadlines listed above.
  • June 30: Last day to submit your 2020-21 FAFSA (midnight Central Daylight time) - you must be currently enrolled when you submit your FAFSA
  • July 30: Last day to request a Parent/Graduate PLUS loan from studentaid.gov (You must be otherwise eligible for federal aid)
  • Aug 02: Last day for a professional judgment appeal to be received in the financial aid office. 
  • Aug 06: Last day to accept Direct loans (You must have been awarded before this date!)
  • Pell grant applicants only: If you are selected for verification, all verification tasks must be submitted by Sept 1, 2021. Student loans have an earlier deadline.
  • Sep 03, 2021 - Last day to verify academic participation in withdrawn or failed courses for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021.


Spring Semester 2021 (2020-21 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2020-21 FAFSA and complete any verification tasks before December 2020 to have a good chance at meeting spring 2021 tuition payment deadlines. Students applyling during the semester should file their 2020-21 FAFSA before April 2021 and complete any verification tasks before finals week to meet other deadlines for spring term if they are not attending summer 2021. Students must have a complete file and be otherwise eligible before the end of spring term to receive financial aid.

  • Jan 06: Tuition and Fee payment deadline. Any difference between accepted financial aid, and spring charges must be paid (or payment plans finalized) by this date. If not, you can always re-register for classes on January 08.
  • Feb 04: Last day to submit an academic progress appeal for spring 2021 federal aid.
  • Jan 19 – Feb 08: Grant funding is deducted from your account when you drop courses. This may increase how much you owe USU.
  • Jan 19 – Feb 08:  Grant funding is added to your account when you register for courses. This may reduce how much you owe USU. Any additional courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants
  • Feb 08: Adjustments made to cost of attendance based on enrollment level at the end of this day.
  • April 15: Last day for a parent to apply for a Federal Parent PLUS Loan on studentaid.gov.
  • April 15: Last day to apply for a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan on studentaid.gov.
  • April 27: Last day to submit an appeal for Professional Judgment.
  • May 1: Last day to accept a Federal Direct loan or Graduate Plus loan offer on MyUSU.
  • May 1: Last day to apply for a Federal Pell Grant by submitting a 2020-2021 FAFSA . If you are selected for verification, all verification tasks must be submitted by Aug 13, 2021.


Fall Semester 2020 (2020-2021 FAFSA)

Students should file their 2020-21 FAFSA and complete any verification tasks before July 2020 to have a good chance at meeting fall 2020 tuition payment deadlines. Students should file their 2020-21 FAFSA before November 2020 and complete any verification tasks before finals week to meet other deadlines for fall term if they are not attending spring 2021. Students are strongly encouraged to finalize any requirements and be otherwise eligible before the end of fall term to receive financial aid.

  • Aug 19: Tuition & Fee payment deadline
    Any difference between accepted & processed financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date to avoid losing your courses
  • Sept 7: USU Eastern Tuition and Fee payment deadline
    Any difference between accepted & processed financial aid and fall charges must be paid by this date to avoid losing your courses

  • Aug 31 - Sept 21:  Grants will increase or decrease based on enrollment
  • Sep 21: Last day to submit an academic progress appeal for fall 2020 federal aid - New Deadline
  • Sep 21: Last day to add additional courses in fall term and still receive grants, if otherwise eligible
    Any additional courses registered after this date do not qualify for an increase in grants
  • Sep 21: Adjustments made to cost of attendance based on enrollment level at the end of this day

  • Dec 09: Last day for a professional judgment appeal to be received in the financial aid office
  • Dec 09: Last day to request a Parent/Graduate PLUS loan from studentloans.gov (You must be otherwise eligible for federal aid)
  • Dec 16: Last day to submit your 2020-21 FAFSA if you are not attending spring 2021 semester and are eligible for a Federal Pell grant. 
    If you are selected for verification, all verification tasks must be submitted by early April 2021.
  • Dec 17: Last day to accept Direct loans for students only attending fall semester (You must have been awarded before this date!)