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2017-2018 Priority Dates and Deadlines

Financial Aid Application 

The Financial Aid Application priority dates listed below ensure the review and processing of a student's financial aid application before the first day of class. To qualify as a priority applicant, Alamo Colleges must receive your completed FAFSA, verification documents, and all other requested documents ON or BEFORE the priority date. Standard processing time can take 2-3 weeks, so please submit your FAFSA early enough for processing and additional documents to be requested and collected prior to the priority date.  
 
If Alamo Colleges receives your FAFSA and/or other requested documents AFTER the priority date, you will not be considered a priority applicant. All tuition and fees (including books) must be paid by the student until the application is reviewed and eligibility determined. 
 
Not all students who meet the priority date are guaranteed to receive a financial aid award.
If you meet the priority date and it is determined you are eligible to receive aid, an award will be posted to your ACES Financial Aid account. It will then be applied toward tuition as early as 10 days prior to the first day of class.* More information can be found under Billing and Refund Checks  
 
 Academic Term  Priority Date  Last Day to Apply
 Fall 2017  May 2, 2017  Last Class Day
 Spring 2018  November 1, 2017  Last Class Day   
 Academic Term       Opening Date  Last Day to Apply
 Summer 2018*  TBD  TBD

*A separate application is required for summer terms   
 
Direct Loan Request   

 Academic Term  Opening Date  Last Day to Apply
 Fall 2017  June 1, 2017  November 18, 2017**
 Spring 2018  June 1, 2017  March 15, 2018 (Fall/Spr)
 Summer 2018       TBD  TBD
**Fall loan requests received after this date may not be processed until the following year.

Financial Aid Appeals*** 

 Academic Term    Time frame to submit Appeal
 Fall 2017  May 1 - June 29, 2017
 Spring 2018  September 15 - October 30, 2017
 Summer 2018  No Summer Appeal Process      


Special Circumstances Applications***

 Please submit during the following time frames: 
        February 1 - July 31, 2017
        September 15 - December 1, 2017 
 

***The Alamo Colleges' Financial Aid Application priority dates do not apply to Financial Aid Appeals or Special Circumstances Applications. 

 

2016-2017 Priority Dates and Deadlines      

 Academic Term  Priority Date  Last Day to Apply
 Fall 2016  May 2, 2016  Last Class Day
 Spring 2017  November 1, 2016  Last Class day   
 Academic Term  Opening Date  Last Day to Apply
 Summer 2017*  February 13, 2017  July 15, 2017

*A separate application is required for summer terms.  
 
Direct Loan Request   

 Academic Term  Opening Date  Last Day to Apply
 Fall 2016  June 1, 2016  November 18, 2016**
 Spring 2017  June 1, 2016  March 15, 2017 (Fall/Spr)
 Summer 2017  March 1, 2017  July 15, 2017
**Fall loan requests received after this date may not be processed until the following year.

Financial Aid Appeals*** 

 Academic Term    Time frame to submit Appeal
 Fall 2016  May 2 - June 30, 2016
 Spring 2017  September 16 - October 31,  2016  
 Summer 2017       No Summer Appeal Process

Special Circumstances Applications***

 Please submit during the following time frames: 
        February 1 - July 28, 2016
        September 15 - December 1, 2016  
 

***The Alamo Colleges' Financial Aid Application priority dates do not apply to Financial Aid Appeals or Special Circumstances Applications. 

 

*Federal Regulations state that the earliest a school may disburse FSA funds is the 10th day before the first day of classes. The Student Financial Aid office ensures disbursement according to The Alamo Colleges' refund policies and schedule.