Financial Aid Important Dates

The FAFSA filing application processing cycle lasts 21 months; October 1 through June 30. (Example: for 2021-2022 school year, the filing dates would be October 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022.) 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 10, 2021 through April 25, 2022. We MUST have this student's valid FAFSA record by April 25, 2022 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
2021

Fall
2021

Spring
2022

Financial Aid Application Priority Deadline

03/01/2021

07/01/2021

11/01/2021

SAP Appeal/Plan Available

02/01/2021

06/01/2021

09/30/2021

1st Day to Use Bookstore Authorization

04/30/2021

08/19/2021

12/16/2021

SAP Appeal/Plan Closes at Midnight

05/06/2021

08/26/2021

01/14/2022

Financial Aid Canceled for Students in Suspension who do not appeal

05/07/2021

08/27/2021

01/17/2022

1st Day of Semester

05/10/2021

08/30/2021

01/18/2022

Last Day to Use Bookstore Authorization

05/23/2021

09/12/2021

01/31/2022

Financial Aid Census Date

05/23/2021

09/12/2021

01/31/2022

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

06/11/2021

10/01/2021

02/18/2022

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

06/18/2021

10/08/2021

02/25/2022

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

07/02/2021

10/29/2021

03/11/2022

Last Day of Semester

08/14/2021

12/11/2021

04/25/2022

 

Request for Revision (RFR)

 

2020-2021

2021-2022

Deadline to initiate Request for Revision (RFR)* process

04/01/2021

03/19/2022

Deadline to submit all required documents for revision

05/01/2021

04/16/2022

* Start Request for Revision (RFR) process after initial financial aid package is awarded

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.