The priority deadline is the deadline by which students must apply in order to receive priority consideration for forms of aid that are limited in nature, such as institutional tuition assistance and federal work-study. It is also imperative that prospective students apply by the published deadline in order for their financial aid files to be prioritized so as to guarantee that their applications are reviewed and aid offers provided well in advance of the next academic year/semester.
The primary academic-year financial aid application review period begins in mid to late January and continues through early summer each year. It is important that prospective and current students be in constant communication with the financial aid administration during this process. Any missing or additional information and/or required documentation that is not submitted to the office in a timely manner will delay the determination of aid eligibility. The timeframe for processing applications received after the primary awarding period may take up to four to eight weeks. Students that submit complete applications (application and all supplementatal documentation) between late June and early September will experience longer processing times. If a student does not complete the financial aid process in advance of their last date of attendance, they forfeit eligiblity for financial aid assistance that might otherwise have been available during that period of enrollment and becomes fully responsible for all remaining balances owed.
|School||Fall FA Priority Deadlines||Spring FA Priority Deadlines|
|CARe MA||April 1||October 1|
|CDS MA||April 1||October 1|
|CJS MA||April 1||October 1|
|CIS MA||April 1||October 1|
|CTNS MA||April 1||October 1|
|GTU Doctoral (years 1 - 3)||December 15||N/A|
|GTU Doctoral (years 4 - 7)||April 15||N/A|
|IBS (BCC and MA)||April 1||October 1|
|PAOI (MA)||April 1||October 1|