When to Apply

To receive priority consideration Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible beginning October 1st  (beginning with 2017-18 year).

DON'T DELAY!

Entering in Fall?  Submit by February 1st
NOTE: The Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA) deadline is January 17.  If you are a Tennessee resident, are Pell eligible, pursuing a first bachelor's degree, and meet other state criteria, you will lose out on receiving this grant if you complete the FAFSA after the January 17th deadline.

Entering in Spring? Submit by October 1st

Entering in Summer?  Submit by March 1st


CHECK myMemphis OFTEN FOR MISSING REQUIREMENTS!

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • The 2016-2017 school year includes Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017.
  • The 2017-2018 school year includes Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018.
  • Summer aid requires the additional Summer Update Form located on the Financial Aid Forms page (available in early April each year).
  • June 30, 2017 is the deadline for the central processing agency to receive your FAFSA for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Failure to meet FAFSA and document submission deadlines will result in late payment fees.

Financial Aid Processing Timeline 2017-2018

Your attention to this timeline will help to ensure your aid is processed prior to your first day of class.

  • October - Continuing and new students need to complete the FAFSA online for the 2017-2018 academic year (includes Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018).
  • November and December - Watch for your 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (results of your FAFSA filing). Pay attention to any document request e-mail notices received from the Financial Aid Office. SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN A TIMELY FASHION.
  • New Freshmen/New Transfers
    • January - View your Financial Aid Award for Fall 2017 on myMemphis under the Account$ tab. If necessary, change award years by choosing the Award Information by Year option. The Student Requirements section will indicate if you are missing any financial aid documents for a particular award year.
      NOTE: The deadline to submit ALL required documents for the Fall term is APRIL 01
    • March/April - Review your award information available on myMemphis. You can elect to 'Accept,' 'Accept Partial,' or 'Decline' any awards offered to you
    • June - Check to be sure you have done everything you are supposed to do for the Fall 2017 semester. Have you submitted all missing documents?
    • July - It's TOO LATE NOW! You will NOT BE AWARDED UNTIL AFTER FALL 2017 registration in mid-September. You will need to cover your own fees at this time and then be reimbursed by your financial aid later assuming you meet the eligibility criteria to receive aid.
  • Continuing Students
    • May - View your Financial Aid Award for Fall 2017 on myMemphis under the Account$ tab. If necessary, change award years by choosing the Award Information by Year option. The Student Requirements section will indicate if you are missing any financial aid documents for a particular award year.
      NOTE: The deadline to submit ALL required documents for the Fall term is APRIL 01
    • June - Check to be sure you have done everything you are supposed to do for the Fall 2017 semester. Have you submitted all missing documents?
    • July - It's TOO LATE NOW! You will NOT BE AWARDED UNTIL AFTER FALL 2017 registration in mid-September. You will need to cover your own fees at this time and then be reimbursed by your financial aid later assuming you meet the eligibility criteria to receive aid.