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

January 2nd each year
This is the earliest possible date that you can submit the FAFSA form to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) ( 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.
January 7, 2016
Spring Classes Begin
January 12, 2016
Anticipated disbursement date for freshmen grants and scholarships, continuing undergraduate students, graduate, professional and online graduate students for the fall 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 Processing Date
March 1st
This is our anticipated date that we will begin processing the FAFSA information received from the DOE. Your information must have a valid expected family contribution (EFC) amount calculated by the DOE before further processing of the application. In most cases, however, the student or the parent forgot to use their respective personal identification number (PIN) ( to electronically sign the application. Please read comments on 'Student Aid Report' and requirements on HU Net and take the appropriate action accordingly.

For all students, we ask that you allow up to four weeks for processing of your FAFSA information that we received from the DOE.

ATTENTION FEDERAL STUDENT AID RECIPIENTS: Because of federal budget restrictions, we cannot make any guarantees or assurances that additional funding beyond your initial award would become available during the academic year.
April 12, 2016
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
April 18, 2016
Summer financial aid applications are available. Please review the eligibility guidelines on the summer aid page.
April 25, 2016
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 8, 2016

Anticipated 2016 - 2017 Disbursement Dates (All Students)

June 2, 2016
University College, College of Virginia Beach, and Pharmacy Students
June 21, 2016
All Other Programs (4 and 6 Week Sessions)
September 8, 2016
Main Campus Continuing and GRaduate students, College of Virginia Beach, and Online PhD students.
September 29, 2016
First time borrowers on Main Campus
October 18, 2016
Continuing Education and Online Students
January 24, 2017
Main Campus Continuing and GRaduate students, College of Virginia Beach, and Online PhD students.
February 12 , 2017
First time borrowers on Main Campus
March 28, 2017
Continuing Education and Online Students