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Financial Aid Deadlines

Complete FAFSA on Time

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the following priority deadlines to ensure complete evaluation of your application for government and institutional aid. Some funding sources are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students admitted to the University after the priority deadlines have passed are still encouraged to complete the FAFSA; however, aid availability may be limited.


New and Continuing Students: March 15, 2016

*Complete 2015-2016 FAFSA Application


All Students (New undergraduate, returning, transfer and graduate): March 15, 2016

*Complete 2016-2017 FAFSA Application


All Incoming Students: Nov. 1, 2016

*Complete 2016-2017 FAFSA Application


Pennsylvania State Grant Deadline

If you are eligible for a Pennsylvania State Grant, file for consideration at the end of the FAFSA application or complete separately by following deadline. Visit the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency PHEAA website to learn more.

SUMMER 2016 APPLICATION - Application will be posted on the PHEAA Website in early March.

*In order for eligible students to qualify for State Grant funds during Summer Sessions, you must be attending at least six credits that are at least eight weeks in length.

FALL 2016 Deadline - May 1, 2016

*In order for eligible students to qualify for State Grant funds during an academic year, you must be attending at least 50% of your credits attempted in a classroom setting each semester.   

Private Funding

Private grant and scholarship opportunities will have separate application filing deadlines. Please check directly with those agencies for details.