Financial Aid Deadlines

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, 2020.
2. The last day to submit federal verification documents is May 22, 2020. ** Institutional Deadline ** or 120 days after last day of attendance, whichever, date is the earliest.
3. The last day to apply for a Federal Direct Loan:

  • Summer only - July 16, 2019
  • Summer/Fall or Fall only  - December 2, 2019
  • Summer/Fall/Spring, Fall/Spring or Spring only -  May 4, 2020

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

  • Fall 2019 - October 15th, 2019
  • Spring 2020 - March 13th, 2020
New York State (NYS) 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 2019 -  September 16, 2019
  • Spring 2020 -  February 14, 2020

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

Loan Application

Semester Date Semester Date
Summer Only Aug. 5, 2019 Fall Only Dec. 2, 2019
Summer/Fall Dec. 2, 2019 Fall/Spring May 4, 2020
Summer/Fall/Spring May 4, 2020 Spring Only May 4, 2020
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

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

  • Fall 2019: October 16th 2019
  • Spring 2020: March 11th, 2020

Did You Know?


  • Academic Calender
  • 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 2019-2020 Students and parents are required to use their 2017 income information. For the 2020-2021 academic year, a family's 2018 income information will be required and so on.