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Dates & Deadlines

Please determine the Aid Year for which you are applying for loans.

For students in the School of Education & Social Policy and in the McCormick School of Engineering:

For students in The Graduate School and in the School of Communication:

2017-2018 Priority Dates & Deadlines
2018-2019 Priority Dates & Deadlines (not yet available)

In order to assure that your loan funds will be available for the start of the term, please submit all required materials by the priority dates for the appropriate Aid Year. You may continue to apply for loans after the priority dates and throughout the year, however, Student Financial Services cannot guarantee that loan funds will be available for the first day of classes. Deadlines are dates after which loan requests and/or applications will not be processed.

When to expect award notices

We will begin sending out email award notices for the 2017-2018 academic year for:

During our peak time (June thru September) you may expect to receive your email award notice approximately 2 weeks after all required materials are received.

During the remainder of the academic year, currently enrolled students may expect a response within 1 to 2 weeks after all required materials are received.

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