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Fall Semester

 

Important Dates

 

July 1st: PRIORITY DEADLINE Returning students who have received an award letter by this date will have their classes held.

August 1st: PRIORITY DEADLINE New students who have received an award letter by this date will have their classes held.

 

Financial Aid Disbursement

- Occurs September 10th*, October 10th, November 10th, and December 10th.

- If the 10th of the month is on a weekend, the scheduled disbursement will occur the prior Friday.

- Review your Self-Service account for anticipated refund details.

- Loans will be paid as follows: 25% in September**, 25% in October***, 25% in November****, and 25% in December****.

* For classes beginning 8/19.

** If at least 6 in-program credits of your courses begin during August. If at least 6 in-program credits of your courses do not begin during August, then your loans will begin disbursing at one of the future scheduled disbursements posted above, whenever you are currently 
participating in and/or have completed 6 in-program credits.

*** First time loan borrowers will receive their first loan disbursement in October, which will be 50% of their loan(s).

**** As long as you are currently participating in and/or have completed 6 in-program credits.

**** As long as you are currently participating in and/or have completed 6 in-program credits.

 

Bookstore Purchases with Financial Aid

- One week before full-term classes begin through first two weeks of the term.

- TBD

 

Loans

October 15th: Deadline to complete all loan requirements (MPN, Entrance Counseling, Financial Aid Matters).

First time loan borrowers will receive their first loan disbursement in October.

 

Financial Aid Availability

Your financial aid award package for fall can be reviewed in Self-Service. Once you register, please wait 24 hours for the system to refresh and then go to Self-Service Finance to check your fall award.

> To receive the "Maximum Award" amount specified in your account, you must have completed, or be actively attending, the requisite number of credit hours for each award:

Award Maximum Award Credit Hour Requirement
Pell Grant 12 + credit hours
NCCCG 15 + credit hours
NCELS  12 + credit hours
Loans 6 + credit hours

Remember, late start and minimester credit hours are not factored into your financial aid eligibility until 10 days before they start. If you are registered for these classes, your financial aid disbursement(s) may be delayed. 

To receive a loan disbursement, you must be actively attending, or have already completed, a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours. Loans are disbursed in multiple payments throughout the semester. Review our "Loans" section on this page for details. 

To receive a state grant disbursement, you must be actively attending, or have already completed, a minimum of 6 in-program credit hours.

 

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP)

  • To receive financial aid for fall, you must be meeting FASAP.
  • Your progress for fall semester will be determined by May 15th. Log in to your Self-Service account to check your status. 
  • If you are not meeting FASAP, please do not begin your fall classes unless you are paying cash. 
  • During the timeframe specified below, you may submit an FASAP Appeal Request for fall.

 

Appeals

May 15th - July 15th: During this timeframe, you may submit an FASAP Appeal Request for the fall semester. Appeals will not be accepted after this date. Before doing so, please review our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) policy and our Appeal ProcessIf your Appeal is Upheld, you must submit a completed Academic Plan to the Financial Aid Office by the required due date.

You must submit FASAP Appeal Requests to the Financial Aid Office in person, unless you have made alternate arrangements with a financial aid staff member.

Students may only submit one FASAP Appeal Request per academic year.

Students who successfully appeal Maximum Timeframe suspensions must graduate within the academic year of their upheld FASAP Appeal Request. 

 

Special Circumstances (income adjustment) Request

Fall Students: March 1st - August 15th: During this timeframe, you may submit a Special Circumstances Request. Requests will not be accepted after this date.

Requests submitted during this timeframe, if approved, will see any related aid adjustments processed and made active for Fall and Spring semesters.

Special Circumstances Requests are not processed for the Summer semester.

Special Circumstances Requests will generally take 4-6 weeks to be reviewed and processed (if approved).

By appointment only.

 

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Your federal aid (grants, loans) cannot exceed this cost. The Financial Aid Office will award you the maximum amount of financial aid for which you are eligible, not to exceed your cost of attendance.