Affordable Choice, Unbeatable Value - Financial Aid

Loan Deadlines & 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 and Unsubsidized Loan eligibility must be established and the loans must be accepted & 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 2016 August 22, 2016 December 15, 2016 December 12, 2016
Spring 2017 January 17, 2017 May 18, 2017 May 15, 2017
Fall/Spring 2016-2017 August 22, 2016 May 18, 2017 May 15, 2017
Summer 2017 June 12, 2017 August 4, 2017 July 31, 2017