Financial Aid Deadlines

2020-2021 Important Financial Aid Deadlines

Summer 2020 Deadlines

August 3, 2020 – Last day to submit a Federal Direct Loan, Parent PLUS loan, or GRAD PLUS loan request for a summer 2020 only loan.

August 18 2020 – Last day for a student who is only enrolled for summer to have a valid (non-rejected or completed) 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. 

August 18, 2020  - Last day for a student to submit a 2020-2021 Professional Judgment Appeal (Dependency Override, Income Adjustment, Expense Adjustment)

September 17, 2020– Last day for a summer 2020 only enrolled student to submit documents for 2020-2021 Verification.

Fall 2020 Deadlines

September 15, 2020 – Last day to declare or change major/minor concentration (this is required for students with 60 or more earned/transfer credits.

October 1, 2020 – Last day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal for the fall 2020 semester.

October 15, 2020 - Last day for a student to submit a 2020-2021 Professional Judgment Appeal (Dependency Override, Income Adjustment, Expense Adjustment) request for a fall only appeal.  (*see additional notes below)

December 7, 2020 – Last day to submit a Federal Direct loan, Parent PLUS loan, or GRAD PLUS loan request for a fall 2020 only loan. (*see additional notes below)

December 20, 2020 – Last day for a student who is only enrolled for fall to have a valid (non-rejected or completed) 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. 

January 19, 2021 – Last day for a fall 2020 only enrolled student to submit documents for 2020-2021 Verification.

June 30, 2021 – Last day to apply for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

To be announced – Students are advised to go to the Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website at www.hesc.ny.gov for the last day to submit a fall 2020 New York State Excelsior Scholarship application. Current Excelsior recipients should not submit this application.

Spring 2021 Deadlines

February 18, 2021 – Last day to declare or change major/minor concentration (this is required for students with 60 or more earned/transfer credits).

March 1, 2021 – Last day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal for the spring 2021 semester.

May 3, 2021 – Last day to submit a Federal Direct loan, Parent PLUS loan, or GRAD PLUS loan request for a spring 2021 only loan. (*see additional notes below)

March 15, 2021 - Last day for a student to submit a 2020-2021 Professional Judgment Appeal (Dependency Override, Income Adjustment, Expense Adjustment) request. (*see additional notes below)

May 25, 2021 – Last day for a student who is enrolled for fall and spring or spring only to have a valid (non-rejected or completed) 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. 

June 30, 2021 – Last day to apply for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

July 29, 2021 – Last day for a spring 2021 only enrolled student to submit documents for 2020-2021 Verification.

To be announced  –– Students are advised to go to the Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website at www.hesc.ny.govl last day to submit a spring 2021 New York State Excelsior Scholarship application. Current Excelsior recipients should not submit this application.

NOTES:

*May 3, 2021 – Last day to submit fall 2020 and spring 2021 Federal Direct loan, Parent PLUS loan or GRAD PLUS loan. In order to receive a fall and spring loan, you must have completed 6 credits in the fall and must be registered for 6 credits for the spring semester.

*March 15, 2021 – Last day to submit fall 2020 and spring 2021 or spring 2021 only Professional Judgement Appeal (Dependency Override, Income Adjustment, Expense Adjustment) request.

*Established federal processing deadlines prohibit the college from processing a 2020–2021 FAFSA after the student's last date of enrollment. Students who have not filed a FAFSA for the 2020–2021 academic year and who are no longer enrolled for the academic year have missed the deadline to be considered for Federal Student Aid programs for the 2020–2021 academic year.

2020-2021 Federal Financial Aid:

1. Students must file a FAFSA and have a Student Aid Report (SAR) with a valid "EFC" no later than May 22, 2021.

2. Students enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester must have all verification documents submitted and completed no later than July 30th, 2021. 

3. The last day to apply for a Federal Direct Loan:

  • Summer only - August 3, 2020
  • Summer/Fall or Fall only  - December 7, 2020
  • Summer/Fall/Spring, Fall/Spring or Spring only -  May 3, 2021

4. The last day to submit an academic appeal for federal financial aid:

  • Fall 2020 - October 1st, 2020

Spring 2021 - March 1st, 2021

New York State (NYS) Financial Aid:

1. The last day to apply for TAP: June 30, 2021.
2. The last day to declare or change major/minor/concentration:

Fall 2020-  September 15, 2020

  • Spring 2021 -  February 18, 2021

(This is required for students with 60 or more earned/transfer credits)   

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

The last day to submit an academic appeal for federal financial aid:

  • Fall 2020: October 01, 2020
  • Spring 2021: March 01, 2021
     
Loan Application

Semester Date Semester Date
Summer Only Aug. 3, 2020 Fall Only Dec. 7, 2020
Summer/Fall Dec. 7, 2020 Fall/Spring May 3, 2021
Summer/Fall/Spring May 3, 2021 Spring Only May 3, 2021