Important Financial Aid Dates & Deadlines

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

Spring 2015*

Summer 2015*

Fall 2015*

Available exclusively online in MyFAU .Must be degree seeking and registered half-time or more at FAU for consideration.
December 19, 2014 April 24, 2015 August 3, 2015
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.
December 22, 2014 May 1, 2015 TBD
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.
January 1, 2014    
December 31, 2014 May 6, 2015

June 18, 2015
(Term 3 Only)
August 13, 2015
January 5, 2015

May 11, 2015
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 23, 2015
(Term 3)

August 17, 2015

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.
January 5, 2014 May 11, 2015
(Terms 1 & 2)
August 17, 2015
June 23, 2015
(Term 3)
January 9, 2015 May 15, 2015
(Terms 1 & 2)
August 22, 2015
June 26, 2015
(Term 3)
Late fees are applied after 5pm. Financial aid disbursements begin AFTER this date.
January 12, 2015 May 18, 2015
(Terms 1 & 2)
August 24, 2015
June 29, 2015
(Term 3)
To apply, visit MyFAU and click on the Money Matters Tab. More information about Summer Financial aid is available here.
February 2, 2015    
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.
February 2, 2015 July 13, 2015 September 15, 2015
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, 2015    
May 1, 2015 June 22, 2015
(Term 2)
December 11, 2015
August 4, 2015
(Summer Terms 1 & 3)
 Last Modified 4/7/15