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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 view this direct deposit instructions.

*Dates are subject to change without notice

  Spring 2021 Summer 2021* Fall 2021*
First day to apply for Short Term Advance for purchasing textbooks and other unanticipated expenses.
Available exclusively online in MyFAU. Must be degree seeking and registered half-time or more at FAU for consideration.
December 7, 2020 April 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
FAU Bookstore Line of Credit Program is available to eligible students.
Students may receive a Line of Credit up to $400 for purchasing textbooks online or in the Bookstore. Bookstore authorizations will be emailed to students confirming eligibility and the timeframe in which to place an order.
January 4th, 2021 May 7, 2021
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 18, 2021
(Term 3)
August 13, 2021
Disbursement of Short Term Advance Begins.
(If all criteria is met).
December 15, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 5, 2021
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 9, 2021
(Spring POT[5])

March 9, 2021
(Spring POT[3])

March 23, 2021
(Spring POT[6])
May 4, 2021
(Early Summer)

May 11, 2021
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 22, 2021
(Term 3 Only)
August 10, 2021
(Early Fall)

August 17, 2021
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 21, 2021
(Fall POT[5])

October 12,2021
(Fall POT[3])

October 26, 2021
(Fall POT[6])
Semester Begins December 19, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 9, 2021
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 13, 2021
(Spring POT[5])

March 13, 2021
(Spring POT[3])

March 27, 2021
(Spring POT[6])
May 8, 2021
(Early Summer)

May 15, 2021
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 26, 2021
(Term 3)
August 14, 2021
(Early Fall)

August 21, 2021
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 25, 2021
(Fall POT[5])

October 16,2021
(Fall POT[3])

October 30, 2021
(Fall POT[6])
Submit the Mandatory Course Entry Quiz
Students must submit the Mandatory Course Entry Quiz during the designated drop/add period for each course. Students will receive an email each semester via Canvas to confirm their attendance in each course they are enrolled during the first week of classes. Additional emails may be sent from the Office of Student Financial Aid reminding students to complete the course entry quiz 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 the course entry quiz when your course actually begins.
December 19, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 9, 2021
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 13, 2021
(Spring POT[5])

March 13, 2021
(Spring POT[3])

March 27, 2021
(Spring POT[6])
May 8, 2021
(Early Summer)

May 15, 2021
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 26, 2021
(Term 3)
August 14, 2021
(Early Fall)

August 21, 2021
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 25, 2021
(Fall POT[5])

October 16,2021
(Fall POT[3])

October 30, 2021
(Fall POT[6])
Last day to drop/add courses without consequences (by 5 p.m.). December 21, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 15, 2021
(Spring POT[1,2,4,5])

March 12, 2021
(Spring POT[3,6])
May 11, 2021
(Early Summer)

May 21, 2021
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 2, 2021
(Term 3)
August 15, 2021
(Early Fall)

August 27, 2021
(Fall POT[1,2,4,5])

October 22, 2021
(Fall POT[3.6])
Last day to pay fees for the current term.
Late fees are applied after 5pm. Financial aid disbursements begin AFTER this date
December 23, 2020(Early Spring

January 19, 2021
(Spring POT[1,2,4,5])

March 15, 2021
(Spring POT[3,6])
May 12, 2021
(Early Summer)

May 24, 2021
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 6, 2021
(Term 3)
August 18, 2021
(Early Fall)

August 30, 2021
(Fall POT[1,2,4,5])

October 25, 2021
(Fall POT[3.6])
Last day to pay fees for the current term *.
*For FINANCIAL AID/VA/PREPAID/STATE MANDATED/DEPARTMENTAL WAIVER
March 15, 2021 July 6, 2021 To Be Announced
Last day to apply for Short Term Advance online for the semester April 7, 2021 July 7, 2021 November 10, 2021
Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Award Year 2021-22
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.
January 1, 2021    
Financial Aid Secondary Priority Deadline- for Award Year 2021-22
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, 2021    
Semester Ends January 8, 2021
(Early Spring)

April 30, 2021
(Spring)
May 14, 2021
(Early Summer)

June 25, 2021
(Term 2)

August 10, 2021
(Summer Terms 1 & 3)
December 17, 2021
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1st for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.
Log on to fafsa.gov 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.
   

 Available October 1st, 2021 (Use for Fall 2022/Spring 2023/Summer 2023)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Log on to fafsa.gov 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.

Now Available

(Use for Fall 2021/Spring 2022/Summer 2022)