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Financial Aid Deadlines

Office of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

2018-19 Academic Year

Federal Financial Aid:

1. Students must file a FAFSA and have a Student Aid Report (SAR) with a valid "EFC" no later than May 17, 2019.

2. The last day to submit federal verification documents is May 15, 2019 or no later than 120 days after the student's last day of attendance, whichever is earlier.

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

  • Summer only - July 16, 2018
  • Summer/Fall or Fall only  - December 3, 2018
  • Summer/Fall/Spring, Fall/Spring or Spring only -  May 6, 2019

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

  • Fall 2018 - October 15th, 2018
  • Spring 2019 - March 13th, 2019

New York State Financial Aid:

1. The last day to apply for TAP: June 28, 2019
2. The last day to declare or change major/minor/concentration:

  • Fall 2018 -  September 16, 2018
  • Spring 2019 -  February 14, 2019

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


  • Students are required to apply for financial aid each year in order to be considered for aid for the upcoming academic year. (An academic year is Summer, Fall, and Spring.)
  • A FAFSA can now be filed as early as October. Although a student can file a FAFSA anytime before the deadline to receive their federal Pell grant, students who complete their FAFSA early are more likely to receive federal Work-Study and federal SEOG (Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant) awards, if they have "financial need".

  • The required income information to be used when completing a FAFSA is now the "prior prior" year or two years in the past. Therefore, for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 FAFSA, students and parents are required to use their 2015 income information. For the 2018-19 academic year, a family's 2016 income information will be required and so on.
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