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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 shown in the table below to allow adequate time for processing. Applications received before the priority date shown in the table 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.

Upcoming Deadlines for Financial Aid
Semester Attending John Tyler Priority Date Guarantee Date
Spring 2021 September 15 December 11

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:

Important Note regarding purchasing at this time: 

Due to the disruption of COVID-19, the campus bookstore is only open for online purchasing. You can purchase your books and/or other course materials by visiting the bookstore website and following the directions below.

1. Click “Textbooks” link or icon from header
2. Find your courses and add course materials to your shopping bag
3. Click “Checkout” and follow the prompts to select your delivery method
4. Payment Method - select payment method and enter your information
5. Follow the prompts to place your order

You may use your remaining aid to charge books and supplies during the timeframes listed below. To learn more about how to use financial aid for bookstore purchases, please visit Using Aid for Bookstore Purchases.

Schedule of Using Aid for Bookstore Purchases
Semester: You may charge books beginning: No Book Charges after:
Spring 2021 January 4th January 26

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 2021
January 27th


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