Important Financial Aid Dates & Deadlines

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NOTICE REGARDING DISBURSEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID: DISBURSEMENT OF AID TAKES A FEW WEEKS. Students need to set aside funds for personal needs during the first few weeks of the semester. Unless you have authorized direct deposit of your aid, you will be required to pick up your refund check from the Controller's Office on the Boca Raton campus, regardless of which campus you attend. For more information on how to set up direct deposit, click here.
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*Dates are subject to change without notice


Summer 2016*

Fall 2016*

Spring 2017*

Available exclusively online in MyFAU .Must be degree seeking and registered half-time or more at FAU for consideration.


April 25, 2016


August 1, 2016

December 19, 2016

Students may receive a Line of Credit up to $400 for purchasing textbooks online or in the Barnes & Noble store. B&N Bookstore authorizations will be emailed to students confirming eligibility and the timeframe when placing an order.
Term 1 & 2: April 25, 2016
  Term 3: June 9, 2016
Log on to to apply online. Students now have the option of utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval option on the FAFSA. If you choose to have your tax data transferred to FAFSA via IRS data retrieval, you are NOT required to submit tax forms. However, you may be contacted at a later date to submit tax forms to clarify financial data on your FAFSA. Although the IRS Data Retrieval is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for your to use this option for speedier and a more accurate processing of your financial aid.
  October 1, 2016     
May 10, 2016

June 23, 2016
(Term 3 Only)
August 16, 2016 January 3, 2017  

May 16, 2016
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 28, 2016
(Term 3)

August 22, 2016

January 9, 2017

Students must submit the Mandatory Course Entry Survey during drop/add (for general courses). Students will receive an email each semester via Blackboard to confirm their attendance in each course they are enrolled during the first of classes. Additional emails may be sent from the Office of Student Financial Aid reminding students to complete survey by the drop/add deadline.
NOTE: For students in fast track courses or other special courses that do NOT begin on the semesters start date, you will receive an email to complete course entry survey when your course actually begins.

May 16, 2016
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 28, 2016
(Term 3)

August 22, 2016 January 9, 2017  

(Terms 1 & 2)
 May 20, 2016

 May 22, 2016
(Saturday or Sunday only courses)

(Term 3)
July 1, 2016

July 3, 2016
(Saturday or Sunday only courses)

August 26, 2016 

August 27, 2016
(Saturday only courses)

January 13, 2017

January 14,2017
(Saturday only courses)

Late fees are applied after 5pm. Financial aid disbursements begin AFTER this date.
May 23, 2016
(Terms 1 & 2)
August 29, 2016 January 17, 2017  
July 5, 2016
(Term 3)
To apply, visit MyFAU and click on the Money Matters Tab. More information about Summer Financial aid is available here.
     February 1, 2017  
If a Short Term Advance is needed after the online application closes (FALL & SPRING semesters ONLY) and the student has not received a short term advance during the term, then download the Short Term Advance application from the Forms website and submit to the Financial Aid Office.
July 19, 2016 September 14, 2016 February 1, 2017  
Financial Aid Priority Deadline - for Award Year 2017-18
All REQUIRED forms must be received for priority consideration of all need-based sources of aid. Completed applications submitted after this date will be considered in order received.
     March 1, 2017  
June 27, 2016
(Term 2)
December 16, 2016 May 5, 2017  
August 9, 2016
(Summer Terms 1 & 3)
 Last Modified 9/16/16