Priority Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2020

Financial Aid Application*

Priority Date: May 1, 2020

Last Day to Apply: Last Class Day

Direct Loan Request  

Opening Date: June 3, 2020

Last Day to Apply: November 9, 2020**

Financial Aid Appeals*** 

Time Frames to Submit Appeal: 

May 1 - June 30, 2020

 

**Fall loan requests received after this date may not be processed and/or paid until after winter break.

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

Special Circumstances Applications***
Please submit during the following time frames: 
February 3 - July 30, 2020
September 16 - November 25, 2020

Spring 2021

Financial Aid Application*

Priority Date: October 30, 2020

Last Day to Apply: Last Class Day

Direct Loan Request

Opening Date: June 3, 2020

Last Day to Apply: March 19, 2021 (Fall/Spr)

Financial Aid Appeals***

Time Frames to Submit Appeal: 

September 14 - November 4, 2020

 

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

Special Circumstances Applications***
Please submit during the following time frames:
February 3 - July 30, 2020
September 16 - November 25, 2020

Summer 2021

Financial Aid Application*

Opening Date: March 15, 2021

Last Day to Apply: July 15, 2021

Direct Loan Request

Opening Date: March 15, 2021

Last Day to Apply: July 18, 2021

Financial Aid Appeals***

Time frame to submit Appeal: No Summer Appeal Process 

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

Special Circumstances Applications***
Please submit during the following time frames: 
February 3 - July 30, 2020
September 16 - November 25, 2020

*The Financial Aid Application priority dates listed 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.