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Financial Aid Calendar

Months
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 April   May   June 
 July   August   September 
 October   November   December 

 

 

 

 


January

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  The FAFSA for the upcoming academic year is available. All students who wish to receive need-based or federal aid (such as grants and loans) must complete the FAFSA every academic year. 

Spring Aid Credited to Winthrop Account 
  Financial aid for the spring semester credits to students’ accounts approximately eight days prior to the start of classes for students who have met all award eligibility requirements. Financial aid will continue to credit to students’ accounts twice a week as students satisfy award requirements.

Academic Scholarship Deadline for Entering Freshmen
 
Entering freshmen need to be admitted prior to January 15 to be considered for institutional scholarships. Students should also ensure that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has the most current test and transcript information. Visit the scholarship page for more information.

February

 Complete the FAFSA 
  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA before the priority deadline of March 1. Having completed tax forms available will ease the application process.

March

 Priority FAFSA Deadline
  Students who want to be considered for the maximum amount of various grants or work-study should complete the FAFSA by March 1. Students who complete the FAFSA after March 1 are less likely to receive those limited funds, but may still be eligible for the Pell Grant and loans.

April

Priority Deadline for Summer School Financial Aid Applications 
  Students that wish to receive financial aid for any summer term should submit their summer schedule to the Office of Financial Aid. Students who complete the FAFSA after this date may still receive aid for the summer semester, but it is unlikely it will be available on the first day of classes.

Entering Freshmen Financial Aid Awards Available on Wingspan  
  The Office of Financial Aid will start offering financial aid awards to entering freshmen beginning in April. These awards will be viewable on Wingspan. Students need to accept the award for processing to continue.

May

Before Commencement:  Exit Counseling for Borrowers 
  Students who have borrowed federal student loans (whether Direct Loans or Perkins) need to complete exit counseling before leaving the College. During the exit counseling session students will learn about deferment and set up repayment options.

Summer Disbursement 
  Financial aid for the summer semester credits to students’ accounts as students satisfy award eligibility requirements. Financial aid will continue to credit to students’ accounts weekly throughout the summer as students satisfy award requirements. Please visit the “Summer School” for further information.

Fall/Spring and Spring Loans
  Federal loans cannot be accepted and processed after the last date of exams.  Students who are attending the summer semester may still be able to apply for summer loans and should submit a Summer Financial Aid Application for consideration.  Federal loans include:  Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS.  In some cases, the Office of Financial Aid may not be able to process loans that are accepted by the last date of exams due to federal regulations (e.g. student stopped participating in classes).

June

Transfer and Returning Students Financial Aid Awards Available on Wingspan   
  The Office of Financial Aid will start offering financial aid awards to returning, transfer and graduate students after spring semester grades post. These awards will be viewable on Wingspan.  Students need to accept the award for processing to continue.

Accept/Decline Awards via Wingspan 
  All students have to accept the financial aid awarded via Wingspan. Since there may be other processing that will happen after aid is accepted, students should take action as soon as possible.

July

Complete Student Requirements via Wingspan
  Students should check Wingspan to ensure that all requirements have been completed. Because corrections, clarifications or additional documents may be needed, students should complete the requirements as soon as possible.

Statements for Fall term will be mailed in July. 
The fee payment deadline is in August.

Validate Attendance for Fall
  Students who are planning to attend Winthrop University  must validate their attendance via the validation web page. No refund of excess aid (either by automatic deposit or check) will occur if a student has not validated. This must be done each semester a student plans to attend.

August

The fee payment deadline.

Fall
 Disbursement of Aid to Winthrop Account
  Financial aid for the fall semester credits to students’ accounts approximately eight days prior to the start of classes for students who have met all award eligibility requirements. Financial aid will continue to credit to students’ accounts twice a week as students satisfy award requirements. 

Fall Refunds Available 
  Automatic bank account deposits are available only AFTER the Cashier's and the Student Financial Services' Offices have produced them.

Summer Loans
  Summer federal loans cannot be accepted and processed after the last date of exams.  Federal loans include:  Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS.  In some cases, the Office of Financial Aid may not be able to process loans that are accepted by the last date of exams due to federal regulations (e.g. student stopped participating in classes).

November - December

Validate Attendance for Spring
  Students who are planning to attend the Winthrop University must validate their attendance  via the validation Web page. No refund of excess aid (either by automatic deposit or check) will occur if a student has not validated. This must be done each semester a student plans to attend.

Fall Loans
  Fall federal loans cannot be accepted and processed after the last date of exams.  Students who are returning for the Spring semester may still be able to apply for fall/spring or spring only loans.  Federal loans include:  Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS.  In some cases, the Office of Financial Aid may not be able to process loans that are accepted by the last date of exams due to federal regulations (e.g. student stopped participating in classes).