Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadlines

When to Apply for Federal Financial Aid

As you may already know, things have changed with regard to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Now, you are to fill out the FAFSA earlier using tax information from two tax years prior.  See the chart below to help you know when you can apply for federal financial aid and which tax year information you should use.

 
School Year / Academic Year 
(Fall, Spring, Summer)
Date You Can Start Applying for Aid FAFSA Application Year Income Based on Tax Year
2021-2022 October 1st 2020 2021-2022 2019
2022-2023 October 1st 2021 2022-2023 2020
2023-2024 October 1st 2022 2023-2024 2021
2024-2025 October 1st 2023 2021-2025 2022

 

Summer 2022 (All Sessions)

Date Day Description
Jun 19 Sun Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.) **
Jun 19 Sun Financial Aid Census: Pell, TEACH & State Grant awards are based on enrollment as of 11:59 p.m.
Jun 22 Wed Financial aid begins applying to NDSU account balance once enrollment requirements are met.

Fall 2022

Date Day Description
Aug 31 Wed Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)**
Aug 31 Wed Eligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.
Sep 6 Tue Financial aid applied to NDSU account balances

Spring 2023

Date Day Description  
Jan 19 Thu Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.)  
Jan 19 Thu Eligible Pell/TEACH/ND Grants/Scholarships based on enrollment at 11:59 p.m.  
Jan 24 Tue Financial aid applied to NDSU account balances  
Feb 1 Tue Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Deadline  
Mar 1 Tue Currently Enrolled Students Scholarship Deadline  
Apr 1 Fri Transfer Students Scholarship Deadline  
May 20 Fri Health Professions Student Scholarship Deadline  

Summer 2023 (All Sessions)

Date Day Description
Jun 20 Tue Attempted credits calculated for financial aid SAP (11:59 p.m.) **
Jun 20 Tue Financial Aid Census: Pell, TEACH & State Grant awards are based on enrollment as of 11:59 p.m.
Jun 22 Thur Financial aid begins applying to NDSU account balance once enrollment requirements are met.