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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.

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*Dates are subject to change without notice

  Fall 2019* Spring 2020* Summer 2020*
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.
July 29, 2019 November 25, 2019 April 27, 2020
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.
August 9, 2019 December 20, 2019 May 11, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 22, 2020
(Term 3)
Disbursement of Short Term Advance Begins.
(If all criteria is met).
August 13, 2019 December 10, 2019
(Early Spring)

January 7, 2020
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 11, 2020
(Spring POT[5])

March 10, 2020
(Spring POT[3])

March 24, 2020
(Spring POT[6])
May 5, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 12, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 23, 2020
(Term 3 Only)
Semester Begins August 17, 2019 December 14, 2019
(Early Spring)

January 11, 2020
(Spring)
May 9, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 16, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 27, 2020
(Term 3)
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.
August 19, 2019 December 16, 2019
(Early Spring)

January 13, 2020
(Spring)
May 11, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 18, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 29, 2020
(Term 3)
Last day to drop/add courses without consequences (by 5 p.m.). August 23, 2019 December 16, 2019
(Early Spring)

January 17, 2020
(Spring)
May 12, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 22, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 6, 2020
(Term 3)
Last day to pay fees for the current term.
Late fees are applied after 5pm. Financial aid disbursements begin AFTER this date
August 26, 2019 December 17, 2019(Early Spring

January 21, 2020
(Spring)
May 13, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 26, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 7, 2020
(Term 3)
Last day to apply for Short Term Advance online for the semester September 11, 2019 April 8, 2020 July 15, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Award Year 2020-21
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, 2020  
Financial Aid Secondary Priority Deadline- for Award Year 2020-21
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, 2020  
Semester Ends December 13, 2019 January 3, 2020
(Early Spring)

May 8, 2020
(Spring)
May 15, 2020
(Early Summer)

June 26, 2020
(Term 2)

August 11, 2020
(Summer Terms 1 & 3)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the upcoming 2018-2019 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    
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available in October for the 2019-2020 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