Priority Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates to Know Before You Begin

Apply early for financial aid. Awards are given to students who have the greatest financial need and have submitted all required documentation to our office. Below are the priority dates for submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Attendance Dates Priority Dates FAFSA Year FAFSA Submission Period Tax Year
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 2019*
March 15, 2018
August 15, 2018
February 15, 2019
2018-2019 October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 2016
Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020*
January 15, 2019
August 15, 2019
February 15, 2020
2019-2020 October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 2017
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021*
January 15, 2020
August 15, 2020
February 15, 2021
2020-2021 October 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 2018

*Summer applicants: In addition to the FAFSA, you will be required to complete the Summer Application for Financial Aid, which will be available in early spring through MyUNT.

You may apply for financial aid at any time. However, to receive early consideration for all available financial assistance and to determine your eligibility in a timely manner, submit all required forms to our office by the priority dates listed above.

Applications completed after these priority dates will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and dependent on available funding.

For early applicants, awards are made in January/early February for the upcoming year.


Attendance Dates. The semester(s) you plan to attend UNT.

Priority Dates. Students who submit their FAFSA by the priority date are given priority consideration for programs with limited funding. The earlier you send in the FAFSA, the better.

FAFSA Year. The academic year the FAFSA will be applied to.

FAFSA Submission Period. The FAFSA is available online for students and parents to complete and send in to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) during the dates listed. If you have not submitted your FAFSA by the last date in this period, you will not be awarded.

Tax Year. The tax year you must use when filling out your FAFSA.