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).

Fall/Spring Spring Only Summer
March 15 August 15 February 15*

*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.

Financial aid is limited and the demand is usually greater than available funds. Applying for financial aid is usually a two to three month process.

Your FAFSA must reach our office before your file can be processed. You are responsible for submitting all requested financial aid documentation to our office in a timely manner so that your financial aid file is complete before the priority dates.

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