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Important Financial Aid Dates

Upcoming Deadlines

Students should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably one month prior to the dates shown in the table below to allow adequate time for processing. Applications received before the priority date shown in the table below will be considered for the maximum amount of grant aid.  Applications received before the guarantee date will be processed prior to the start of the registration period.

Upcoming Deadlines for Financial Aid
Semester Attending John Tyler Priority Date Guarantee Date
Fall 2018 (18/19 FAFSA) May 15, 2018 July 20. 2018
Spring 2019 (18/19 FAFSA)   September 15, 2018   November 2, 2018
Summer 2019 (18/19 FAFSA) March 15, 2019 March 31, 2019

Please note: Financial aid, including loans, will continue to be offered after these dates.  However, aid will only be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you apply for aid after the guarantee date, your aid may not be in place prior to the start of registration.

Charging Bookstore Purchases to Financial Aid:

You may purchase books and supplies with aid that remains after tuition and fees are deducted. PELL, SEOG, VGAP, and FSL are the federal and state programs that can cover books and supplies. You do not need a bookstore voucher. Simply go to the John Tyler bookstore during the below timeframes with your Student ID number and your schedule of classes.

Timeframes for charging bookstore purchases towards financial aid.
Semester: You may charge books beginning: No Book Charges after:
Fall 2018 August 20, 2018 September 12, 2018
Spring 2019 January 7, 2019 January 30, 2019
Summer 2019 May 21, 2019 June 7, 2019

You should plan to purchase all books and supplies during these times. There will be no book charges after the date listed above. If the books you need are on back-order, please speak with the bookstore management for special arrangements.

If you want to drop a class and return books, you must return your books before you drop the class. You must show your receipt AND do your return by the deadlines listed above.

Census Dates

The term "Census Date" refers to the point at which your enrollment is locked for financial aid purposes. At this point in the term, credit hours are locked and financial aid for the term is adjusted to reflect the official number of enrolled credits.

Fall 2018
September 13

Spring 2019
January 31

Summer 2019
June 8


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