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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 2014 (13/14 FAFSA) March 15, 2014 March 31, 2014
Fall 2014 (14/15 FAFSA) May 15, 2014 July 4, 2014
Spring 2015 (14/15 FAFSA) September 15, 2014 November 3, 2014
Summer 2015 (14/15 FAFSA) March 15, 2015 March 31, 2015

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 2014 May 20, 2014 June 6, 2014
Fall 2014 August 18, 2014 September 11, 2014
Spring 2015 January 5, 2015 January 29, 2015
Summer 2015 May 19, 2015 June 5, 2015

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.

Census Dates for Fall 2014
16 week session – September 12
1st 8 week session – September 3
2nd 8 week session – October 31
12 week session - September 16
1st 4 week session – August 29
2nd 4 week session – September 27
3rd 4 week session – October 28
4th 4 week session – November 25

Census Dates for Spring 2015
16 week session – Jan 30
1st 8 week session – Jan 22
2nd 8 week session – Mar 26
12 week session – Feb 10
1st 4 week session – Jan 17
2nd 4 week session – Feb 18
3rd 4 week session – Mar 21
4th 4 week session – April 22

Census Dates for Summer 2015
10 week (general) session – June 6
8 week session – June 24
1st 5 week session – May 31
2nd 5 week session – July 11

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