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 2017 August 21, 2017 December 14, 2017 December 11, 2017
Spring 2018 January 16, 2018 May 17, 2018 May 14, 2018
Fall/Spring 2017-2018 August 21, 2017 May 17, 2018 May 14, 2018
Summer 2018 June 11, 2018 August 3, 2018 July 30, 2018