Loan Deadlines and Requirements


Loans are a type of financial aid that requires repayment after graduation. Most loan programs offer low interest rates and long-term repayment plans. Some loan programs base their funding on financial need while others are determined regardless of financial need. In order to qualify for Direct Stafford Loans borrowers must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Loans are packaged to all eligible students' award letters at an offered status. Students meeting the above criteria must accept the loans through their BearPass login.


Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS loan eligibility must be established and the loans must be accepted and processed prior to the end of the loan period for which they are requested. Loans cannot be processed after these deadlines for any reason. 

Term of Loan(s) Loan Period Begin Date Loan Period End Date Last Date Student May Accept Loan Funds
Fall 2021 August 23, 2021 December 16, 2021 December 13, 2021
Spring 2022 January 18, 2022 May 19, 2022 May 16, 2022
Fall/Spring 2021-2022 August 23, 2021 May 19, 2022 May 16, 2022
Summer 2022 June 13, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 1, 2022