Financial Aid Important Dates

The FAFSA filing application processing cycle lasts 21 months; October 1 through June 30. (Example: for 2019-20 school year, the filing dates would be October 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.) Gateway must have a valid student electronic FAFSA record by their last date of enrollment for that school year; i.e., a student is enrolled from May 6, 2019 through April 20, 2020. We MUST have this student's valid FAFSA record by April 20, 2020 in order for financial aid to be disbursed.

Because aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We recommend that you submit the FAFSA by Gateway’s priority filing dates to be considered for all eligible aid, although the FAFSA can be completed throughout the academic year.

All excess student financial aid refunds will disburse to student’s selected refund preference through BankMobile by midnight (the end of the day) on the posted scheduled date.

Important Dates

 

Summer
2020

Fall
2020

Spring
2021

Financial Aid Application Priority Deadline

02/01/2020

07/01/2020

10/31/2020

SAP Appeal/Plan Available

02/03/2020

06/01/2020

10/01/2020

1st Day to Use Bookstore Authorization

05/13/2020

08/20/2020

12/17/2020

REQUEST FOR REVISION (RFR)

 

 

 

  • Start process after initial financial aid package is awarded

04/01/2020

 

 

  • Deadline to Apply

 

 

04/01/2021

  • Deadline to submit required documents for revision

 

 

05/01/2021

SAP Appeal/Plan Closes at Midnight

05/24/2020

08/27/2020

01/04/2021

Financial Aid Canceled for Students in Suspension who do not appeal

05/25/2020

08/28/2020

01/05/2021

1st Day of Semester

05/26/2020

08/31/2020

01/06/2021

Last Day to Use Bookstore Authorization

06/08/2020

09/13/2020

01/19/2021

Financial Aid Census Date

06/08/2020

09/13/2020

01/19/2021

First Day Grants Disbursed Balance Refunded to Student (if applicable)

06/26/2020

10/02/2020

02/05/2021

First Loan Disbursement Starts Balance Refunded to Student (if applicable)

07/02/2020

10/09/2020

02/12/2021

Second Loan Disbursement Starts Balance Refunded to Student (if applicable)

07/24/2020

10/30/2020

03/05/2021

Last Day of Semester

08/15/2020

12/12/2020

04/19/2021

 
Dates listed above are subject to change. Grant and Federal Direct Loan funds are disbursed beginning on the date(s) listed above and continue each Friday until all funds are disbursed. Note: Direct Loans are disbursed in halves on two separate disbursement dates.