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, 2017
Fall Classes Begin
Jauary 11th, 2018
Spring Classes Begin
September 7th, 2017
Anticipated disbursement date for Main Campus undergraduate students, graduate, and professional for the Spring 2017 semester. Please keep in mind that this is an anticipated date which could be altered due to unforeseen occurrences beyond our control.
September 17, 2017
Constitution Day. Hampton University will be observing this historical date on September 20 - 22, 2017.
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) (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, 2018
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 18, 2018
Summer financial aid applications are available. Please review the eligibility guidelines on the summer aid page.
April 25, 2018
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 13, 2018
Commencement

Anticipated 2017 - 2017 Disbursement Dates (All Students)

September 7, 2017
Main Campus Continuing and GRaduate students, College of Virginia Beach, and Online PhD students.
September 28, 2017
First time borrowers on Main Campus
October 19, 2017
Continuing Education and Online Students
January 22, 2018
Main Campus Continuing and GRaduate students, College of Virginia Beach, and Online PhD students.
February 11 , 2018
First time borrowers on Main Campus
March 29, 2018
Continuing Education and Online Students

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