Financial Aid Timeline

We feel that it is important for you to understand what we do and when we do it, so we have designed this timeline with important information and deadline dates for you.  The timeline gives you some general guidelines on when you should begin certain processes, when you can anticipate hearing from us, and follow-up actions that need to be taken. 

Spring Semester 2021

January 6, 2021: Payment deadline for spring semester

January 19, 2021: Spring Classes Begin

January 2021 – April 2021: Attend class & maintain all eligibility requirements to receive financial aid

April 2, 2021: Last day for Radford University Financial Aid Office to receive a FAFSA for aid consideration for the 2020-2021 fall or spring semesters

April 9, 2021: Last day for a student to submit Direct Loan requirements (entrance counseling and master promissory note) for the 2020-2021 fall or spring semesters

April 16, 2021: Summer financial aid consideration priority deadline – Students who are registered by April 16th for at least 6 hours over all summer terms will be reviewed prior to the summer bill due date.

April 30, 2021: Priority application deadline to receive Parent PLUS or Graduate PLUS, and Private Education loan certification requests to be reflected as credits for payment due for Maymester, Summer 1, Summer 3. All applications received after this date will be processed, but we cannot guarantee that they will be posted to your account prior to the bill due date

Summer Sessions 2021

April 16, 2021: Summer financial aid consideration priority deadline – Students who are registered by April 16th for at least 6 hours over all summer terms will be reviewed prior to the summer bill due date.

April 30, 2021: Priority application deadline to receive Parent PLUS or Graduate PLUS, and Private Education loan certification requests to be reflected as credits for payment due for Maymester, Summer 1, Summer 3. All applications received after this date will be processed, but we cannot guarantee that they will be posted to your account prior to the bill due date

May 5, 2021: Maymester, Summer 1, Summer 3 bill due date

Notifications sent to all students who are ineligible to receive summer financial due to not meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Standards

May 17, 2021: First day of Maymester, Summer 1, Summer 3 classes

May 21, 2021: Deadline to submit progress appeal requests for summer financial aid for Maymester & Summer 1 enrollees

May 28, 2021: Deadline to receive Private Education loan and Parent PLUS loan applications for Maymester & Summer 1 enrollees

June 11, 2021: Priority application deadline to receive Parent PLUS or Graduate PLUS, and Private Education loan certification requests to be reflected as credits for payment due for Summer 2

All applications received after this date will be processed, but we cannot guarantee that they will be posted to your account prior to the bill due date

June 17, 2021: - Payment Deadline for Summer 2

June 28, 2021: - First day of Summer 2 classes

July 9, 2021: - Deadline to submit progress appeal requests for summer financial aid for Summer II & Summer III enrollees

July 19, 2021: - Deadline to receive Private Education loan and Parent PLUS loan applications for Summer II & Summer III enrollees

July 29, 2021: - Last day of Summer II & Summer III classes

August 9, 2021: - Notifications sent to all students who are ineligible to receive fall financial due to not meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Standards after summer sessions

For classes beginning August 2021

Fall Semester 2021

October 1, 2020: 2021-2022 FAFSA Application Opens

November 1, 2020: Financial aid begins processing 2021-2022 FAFSA’s submitted to date

Processing will continue on a weekly basis through 2021.

November 2, 2020: Foundation Scholarship Application opened

December 7, 2020: Financial aid begins award notifications for new students who will first enroll in August 2021

January 15, 2021: Priority Application submission deadline for 2021-2022 FAFSA

February 5, 2021: Foundation Scholarship Application closes

May 17, 2021: Begin sending aid ineligible notifications to students who will not be eligible for 2021-2022

Notifications will continue on a weekly basis for new FAFSA submissions

May 24, 2021: Begin sending award notifications to eligible returning students

Notifications will continue on a weekly basis for new FAFSA submissions

June 1, 2021: Students & families begin applying for Private Education loans and Parent PLUS loans for the 2021-2022 school year

June 15, 2021: Begin processing Parent PLUS loan applications and Private Education loans for  2021-2022 school year

July 7, 2021: Bill notifications sent for Fall 2021

July 15, 2021: Priority deadline to submit a progress appeal request and supporting documentation for consideration to help with Fall 2021 charges

Progress appeal requests received after this date will be reviewed, but we are unable to guarantee that they will be complete prior to the bill due date.  Students will be responsible for making other payment arrangements for charges until the review is complete.

July 30, 2021: Priority deadline to submit verification documentation for the 2021-2022 school year for consideration to be packaged prior to the fall bill due date.

Verification documents will continue to be received after this date, but we are unable to guarantee that verification will be complete prior to the bill due date.   Students will be responsible for making other payment arrangements for charges until verification is complete.

August 6, 2021: Priority deadline for the Financial Aid Office to receive a Private Education loan certification request or Parent PLUS loan application to assist with fall charges.

Loan applications will continue to be processed after this date, but we are unable to guarantee that they will be posted prior to the bill due date.  Students will be responsible for any late fees charges for applications received after this date.

August 11, 2021: Fall 2021 Payment Deadline

August 13, 2021: Priority deadline to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Notes, and Student Loan Acknowledgements for your federal loans to be disbursed at the start of the semester.

Loan requirements will continue to be processed after this date, but we are unable to guarantee that they will be completed prior the first aid disbursement for fall semester.

August 23, 2021: First day of Fall 2021 classes

October 22, 2021: Deadline to receive FAFSA for any student needing financial aid for fall semester

Any FAFSA's received after this date will be reviewed for spring 2022 aid consideration

November 1, 2021: Progress Appeal application deadline for aid consideration for fall semester

Any appeal requests for fall semester received after this date will not be reviewed

November 12, 2021: Deadline to provide verification materials for fall 2021 semester

Any documents received after this date will be reviewed for spring 2022 aid consideration

December 1, 2021: Deadline to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Notes, and Student Loan Acknowledgements for your federal loans for fall disbursements

Any documents received after this date will be reviewed for spring 2022 aid consideration

Spring Semester 2022

December 10, 2021: Priority application deadline to receive FAFSA's for students who will enroll for the first time in Spring 2022 semester (starting in January 2022)

January 3, 2022: Priority deadline for the Financial Aid Office to receive a Private Education loan certification request or Parent PLUS loan application to assist with spring charges.

Loan applications will continue to be processed after this date, but we are unable to guarantee that they will be posted prior to the bill due date.  Students will be responsible for any late fees charges for applications received after this date.

January 18, 2022: First day of Spring Semester 2022

March 18, 2022: Deadline to receive FAFSA for any student needing financial aid for fall semester

Any FAFSA's received after this date will not be reviewed for aid consideration for the fall/spring semesters

April 1, 2022: Progress Appeal application deadline for aid consideration for spring semester

Any appeal requests for spring semester received after this date will not be reviewed

April 8, 2022: Deadline to provide verification materials for spring 2022 semester

Any documents received after this date will not be reviewed for aid consideration for the fall/spring semesters

April 15, 2022: Deadline to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Notes, and Student Loan Acknowledgements for your federal loans for spring disbursements

Any documents received after this date will not be reviewed for aid consideration for the fall/spring semesters