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Announcements

FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

On March 30, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov will be unavailable until measures can be taken to enhance data security. The online FAFSA application is still available and is operable. Applicants will need to enter tax information manually using their 2015 tax information. 

Admitted Freshmen

Financial aid decisions for applicants offered admission for the 2017-18 academic year will be available beginning March 27 for all completed applications received by the application deadline.

1098-T Information

For information regarding 2016 1098-Ts and other tax information, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services website.

Application Deadlines

What's due? Date
FAFSA May 1
CSS Profile May 1
UAPP May 1
Tax Materials May 1
Any Additional Requested Forms May 1
What's due? Date
CSS Profile December 1
FAFSA December 1
Tax Materials December 5
Any Additional Requested Forms December 5
What's due? Date
FAFSA February 15
CSS Profile February 15
Tax Materials March 5
Any Additional Requested Forms March 5
What's due? Date
FAFSA Fall: March 15
Winter: October 1
CSS Profile Fall: March 15
Winter: October 1
Tax Materials Fall: April 15
Winter: October 1
Any Additional Requested Forms Fall: March 15
Winter: October 1
What's due? Date
CSS Profile February 15
Tax Materials February 15
Any Additional Requested Forms March 5
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