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

September 2, 2014
Fall Semester classes begin
September 11, 2014
Anticipated disbursement date for freshmen grants and scholarships, continuing undergraduate students, graduate, professional and online graduate students for the Fall 2014 semester. Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforeseen occurrences beyond our control.
October 2, 2014
Anticipated disbursement date for first time borrowers of federal student loans.  Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforeseen occurrences beyond our control.
November 31, 2014
Student applying for a private loan for the Spring semester should do so by this date in order to have the loan processed and ready for disbursement on the anticipated first scheduled disbursement date of the Spring 2014 semester.
December 1, 2014
December graduates should complete exit counseling by this date to ensure that the holds are removed before you are able to receive transcripts
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) (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.
January 12, 2015
Spring 2014 Classes Begin
January 22, 2015
Anticipated disbursement date for continuing undergraduate students, graduate, professional and online graduate students for the Spring 2015 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
February 28th
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) (www.pin.ed.gov) 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, 2015
2014 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 15, 2015
Summer 2014 Financial Aid Applications are Available. Please review the eligibility guidelines on the Summer Aid Page.
April 25, 2015
Last Day for Spring 2014 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 10, 2015
Commencement

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR