Important Financial Aid Dates

The following disbursment dates do not denote a refund availability date. All questions regarding refunds should be directed to the Business Office. Students are encouraged to sign up for e-refunds with the Business Office.

Main Campus Undergraduate Students

October 1st each year This is the earliest possible date that you can submit the FAFSA form to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) (www.fafsa.ed.gov). However, we recommend that you complete your federal tax return for the prior year (if applicable) before filling out this form. If you have not yet filed your return, you can still submit your FAFSA, but you must provide income and tax information. Once you file your tax return, correct any income or tax information that is different from what you initially submitted on your FAFSA.
August 28th, 2018 Fall Classes Begin
January 10th, 2019 Spring Classes Begin
September 6th, 2018 Anticipated disbursement date for Main Campus undergraduate students, graduate, and professional for the Fall 2018 semester. Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforeseen occurrences beyond our control.
September 17th, 2018 Constitution Day. Hampton University will be observing this historical date on September 17 - 21, 2018.
October 25, 2018 Anticipated disbursement date for University College graduate and undergraduate students for the Fall 2018 semestser. Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforeseen occurrences beyond our control.
January 24th, 2019 Anticipated disbursement date for Main Campus undergraduate students, graduate, and professional for the Fall 2018 semester. Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforeseen occurrences beyond our control.
February 15th each year Financial Aid Priority Consideration Date:
This is our anticipated date that we will begin processing the FAFSA information received from the Department of Education (ED). Your information must have a valid expected family contribution (EFC) amount calculated by ED before further processing of the application. In most cases, however, the student or the parent forgot to use their respective personal identification number (PIN) (www.pin.ed.gov) to electonically sign the application. Please read the comments on the Student Aid Report and requirements on HU Net and take the appropriate action accordingly.
March 25, 2019 Anticipated disbursement date for University College graduate and undergraduate students for the Spring 2019 semester. Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforseen occurrences beyond our control.
April 12th, 2019 Graduates should complete exit counseling by this date to ensure that the holds are removed before you are able to receive transcripts, participate in commencement activities, etc. You can complete this process at www.studentloans.gov.
April 18th, 2019 Summer financial aid applications are available. Please review the eligibility guidelines on the summer aid page.
April 25th, 2019 Last day for spring aid acceptance and processing. If you have accepted aid, the Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to cancel aid that is not able to disburse.
May 12th, 2019 Commencement

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR