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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
Fall 2017 (17/18 FAFSA) May 15, 2017 July 7, 2017
Spring 2018 (17/18 FAFSA) September 15, 2017 November 3, 2017
Summer 2018 (17/18 FAFSA) March 15, 2018 March 31, 2018

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 Student ID number and your schedule of classes.

Semester: You may charge books beginning: No Book Charges after:
Fall 2017 August 14, 2017 September 7, 2017
Spring 2018 January 2, 2018 January 25, 2018
Summer 2018 May 14, 2018 May 31, 2018

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.

Fall 2017
September 8

Spring 2018
January 26

Summer 2018
June 1


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