A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed for each academic year and one FAFSA serves throughout that entire academic year (Fall through Summer). The FAFSA becomes available each January for the following academic year, and you should apply as early as possible because many financial aid programs have limited funding that will go only to early applicants.
Financial Aid Priority Deadline
To have your financial aid processed in time for your registration fees to be paid by financial aid, you must complete all steps in the application process by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline:
- July 17, 2020 for Fall Term 2020
- November 15, 2020 for Spring Term 2021
- March 26, 2021 for Summer Term 2021
If you miss the Financial Aid Priority Deadline for the term in which you wish to enroll, you still are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid. Your application will be accepted and processed; however, it may not be processed in time for you to use your financial aid to pay for your fees and books. If this is the case, you will need to pay your fees and purchase your books; then, if you qualify for financial aid, a refund will be issued to you later in the term through your Valencia Debit Card.