Financial Aid Timeline

Financial Aid Timeline for Incoming Students

This timeline specifies particular submission dates for different financial aid programs. It’s best to plan ahead and familiarize yourself with financial aid policies, procedures, priority dates and deadlines. It’s a good idea to keep copies of completed forms for your records. Be sure to quickly reply to all requests from our Financial Aid Office for additional information. 

DON’T FORGET!  Financial aid is not automatically renewed each year. 
You must file a new FAFSA application to be considered for financial aid each year. Check renewal requirements on all awards you are relying on for the next year.

We recommend that borrowing be limited to necessary educational expenses like classes, books, school supplies, etc. With financial aid options such as loans, you are responsible for paying them back later with interest. It’s better to pay for as much of your education as possible with grants, scholarships or work/study programs.




Priority deadline for FAFSA submission: April 1st 
Apply for scholarships and loans before: April 1st

You can apply early by completing the FAFSA anytime after January 1st for your financial aid eligibility that would start the following Fall semester. 

Check list to apply for FAFSA:
Get accepted to SEBC
Apply for PIN (Personal Identification Number) to electronically sign the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Complete the FAFSA application
Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) after you submit your FAFSA
Submit any verification documents requested by the SEBC Financial Aid Office

Scholarships & Loans

Apply for scholarships and loans before: May

Check list to apply for Scholarships & Loans:
Apply for outside scholarships 
Enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan (if needed)
If borrowing loans, complete the Stafford Loan Request Form and Master Promissory Note 


Parent PLUS

Parent PLUS application due: June


Federal Work-Study Program

Work-Study application due: July

Check list to apply for Scholarships & Loans:
If awarded, these funds will be available for the following Fall/Spring Semester