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NOTICE REGARDING DISBURSEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID: DISBURSEMENT OF AID TAKES A FEW WEEKS.
Students need to set aside funds for personal needs during the first few weeks of the semester. Unless you have authorized direct deposit of your aid, you will be required to pick up your refund check from the Controller's Office on the Boca Raton campus, regardless of which campus you attend. For more information on how to set up direct deposit view this direct deposit instructions.

*Dates are subject to change without notice

  Fall 2020* Spring 2021*
(some dates have yet to be decided)
Summer 2020*
First day to apply for Short Term Advance for purchasing textbooks and other unanticipated expenses.
Available exclusively online in MyFAU. Must be degree seeking and registered half-time or more at FAU for consideration.
August 3, 2020 December 7, 2020 April 27, 2020
FAU Bookstore Line of Credit Program is available to eligible students.
Students may receive a Line of Credit up to $400 for purchasing textbooks online or in the Bookstore. Bookstore authorizations will be emailed to students confirming eligibility and the timeframe in which to place an order.
August 14, 2020 December **, 2020 May 11, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 22, 2020
(Term 3)
Disbursement of Short Term Advance Begins.
(If all criteria is met).
August 18, 2020
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 22, 2020
(Fall POT[5])

October 13,2020
(Fall POT[3])

October 27, 2020
(Fall POT[6])
December 15, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 5, 2021
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 9, 2021
(Spring POT[5])

March 9, 2021
(Spring POT[3])

March 23, 2021
(Spring POT[6])
May 5, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 12, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 23, 2020
(Term 3 Only)
Semester Begins August 22, 2020
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 26, 2020
(Fall POT[5])

October 17,2020
(Fall POT[3])

October 31, 2020
(Fall POT[6])
December 19, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 9, 2021
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 13, 2021
(Spring POT[5])

March 13, 2021
(Spring POT[3])

March 27, 2021
(Spring POT[6])
May 9, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 16, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 27, 2020
(Term 3)
Submit the Mandatory Course Entry Quiz
Students must submit the Mandatory Course Entry Quiz during the designated drop/add period for each course. Students will receive an email each semester via Canvas to confirm their attendance in each course they are enrolled during the first week of classes. Additional emails may be sent from the Office of Student Financial Aid reminding students to complete the course entry quiz by the drop/add deadline.
NOTE: For students in fast track courses or other special courses that do NOT begin on the semesters start date, you will receive an email to complete the course entry quiz when your course actually begins.
August 22, 2020
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 26, 2020
(Fall POT[5])

October 17,2020
(Fall POT[3])

October 31, 2020
(Fall POT[6])
December 19, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 9, 2021
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 13, 2021
(Spring POT[5])

March 13, 2021
(Spring POT[3])

March 27, 2021
(Spring POT[6])
May 9, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 16, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 27, 2020
(Term 3)
Last day to drop/add courses without consequences (by 5 p.m.). August 28, 2020
(Fall POT[1,2,4,5])

October 23, 2020
(Fall POT[3.6])
December 21, 2020
(Early Spring)

January 15, 2021
(Spring POT[1,2,4,5])

March 19, 2021
(Spring POT[3,6])
May 12, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 22, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 6, 2020
(Term 3)
Last day to pay fees for the current term.
Late fees are applied after 5pm. Financial aid disbursements begin AFTER this date
August 31, 2020
(Fall POT[1,2,4,5])

October 26, 2020
(Fall POT[3.6])
December 23, 2020(Early Spring

January 19, 2021
(Spring POT[1,2,4,5])

March 22, 2021
(Spring POT[3,6])
May 13, 2020
(Early Summer)

May 26, 2020
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 7, 2020
(Term 3)
Last day to pay fees for the current term *.
*For FINANCIAL AID/VA/PREPAID/STATE MANDATED/DEPARTMENTAL WAIVER
October 30, 2020 TBD July 20, 2020
Last day to apply for Short Term Advance online for the semester November 11, 2020 April 7, 2021 July 15, 2020
Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Award Year 2021-22
All REQUIRED forms must be received for priority consideration of all need-based sources of aid. Completed applications submitted after this date will be considered in order received.
  January 1, 2021  
Financial Aid Secondary Priority Deadline- for Award Year 2021-22
All REQUIRED forms must be received for priority consideration of all need-based sources of aid. Completed applications submitted after this date will be considered in order received.
  March 1, 2021  
Semester Ends December 18, 2020 January 8, 2021
(Early Spring)

May 7, 2021
(Spring)
May 15, 2020
(Early Summer)

June 26, 2020
(Term 2)

August 11, 2020
(Summer Terms 1 & 3)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1st for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.
Log on to fafsa.gov to apply online. Students now have the option of utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval option on the FAFSA. If you choose to have your tax data transferred to FAFSA via IRS data retrieval, you are NOT required to submit tax forms. However, you may be contacted at a later date to submit tax forms to clarify financial data on your FAFSA. Although the IRS Data Retrieval is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for your to use this option for speedier and a more accurate processing of your financial aid.

 Available October 1st, 2020 (Use for Fall 2021/Spring 2022/Summer 2022)

   

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Log on to fafsa.gov to apply online. Students now have the option of utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval option on the FAFSA. If you choose to have your tax data transferred to FAFSA via IRS data retrieval, you are NOT required to submit tax forms. However, you may be contacted at a later date to submit tax forms to clarify financial data on your FAFSA. Although the IRS Data Retrieval is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for your to use this option for speedier and a more accurate processing of your financial aid.

Now Available

(Use for Fall 2020/Spring 2021/Summer 2021)