Important Financial Aid Dates

Upcoming Deadlines
Students should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably one month prior to the dates below to allow adequate time for processing. Applications received before the priority date below will be considered for the maximum amount of grant aid.  Applications received before the guarantee date will be processed prior to the start of the registration period.

Semester Attending John Tyler Priority Date Guarantee Date
Summer 2013 (12/13 FAFSA) March 15, 2013 March 31, 2013
Fall 2013 (13/14 FAFSA) May 15, 2013 July 5, 2013
Spring 2014 (13/14 FAFSA) September 15, 2013 November 2, 2013
Summer 2014 (13/14 FAFSA) March 15, 2014 March 31, 2014

Please note: Financial aid, including loans, will continue to be offered after these dates.  However, aid will only be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you apply for aid after the guarantee date, your aid may not be in place prior to the start of registration.

Charging Bookstore Purchases to Financial Aid:
You may purchase books and supplies with aid that remains after tuition and fees are deducted. PELL, ACG, SEOG, CSAP, VGAP, HETAP, and FSL are the federal and state programs that can cover books and supplies. You do not need a bookstore voucher. Simply go to the John Tyler bookstore during the below timeframes with your EMPLID and your schedule of classes.

Semester: You may charge books beginning: No Book Charges after:
Summer 2013 May 13, 2013 May 31, 2013
Fall 2013 August 14, 2013 September 9, 2013
Spring 2014 January 6, 2014 January 30, 2014
Summer 2014 May 20, 2014 June 6, 2014

You should plan to purchase all books and supplies during these times. There will be no book charges after the date listed above. If the books you need are on back-order, please speak with the bookstore management for special arrangements.

If you want to drop a class and return books, you must return your books before you drop the class. You must show your receipt AND do your return by the deadlines listed above.

Census Dates
The term "Census Date" refers to the point at which your enrollment is locked for financial aid purposes. At this point in the term, credit hours are locked and financial aid for the term is adjusted to reflect the official number of enrolled credits.

Spring 2014 Census Dates

Session Attending John Tyler Census Date
Regular 16-week Session January 31, 2014
12 Week-Session February 4, 2014
1st 8-Week Session January 23, 2014
2nd 8-Week Session March 27, 2014
1st 4-Week Session January 17, 2014
2nd 4-Week Session February 18, 2014
3rd 4-Week Session March 22, 2014
4th 4-Week Session April 22, 2014
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