One of the most important aspects of financial aid is developing an understanding of how the process works. Our office has created this timeline to assist you in developing that knowledge and to provide guidance in maximizing your aid eligibility by being informed — bringing to your attention important deadlines. Please be aware, this timeline may not cover all student situations given our office processes financial aid year round.

We encourage students to monitor their financial aid closely through zzusis, respond to our requests for additional information quickly when asked, and ask questions when needed by contacting our office directly.

JANUARY

1 The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available. WSU’s school code is 003800.
5 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will run for Fall 2014.
23 Registrar's Census Date — at 6pm, zzusis will be unavailable while a snapshot of the data is being taken.
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At 12:01am the following information will be gathered from zzusis:

  • Financial Aid Census Date — this is the date that Student Financial Services takes an enrollment "snapshot" of student's accounts in order to determine grant and loan eligibility for the term.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Census Date — enrollment captured on this day will be the credits used to determine if students meet SAP requirements for future aid eligibility.
27 Deadline to pay unpaid tuition and fees or a 3% late fee will be assessed. Contact Student Accounts for more information.
31 Deadline to submit the online 2015-2016 WSU General Scholarship Application.

FEBRUARY

9 Deadline to pay unpaid tuition and fees or a 5% late fee will be assessed. Contact Student Accounts for more information.
10 Deadline to submit your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal.
15 WSU’s Priority FAFSA Submission Deadline (Note: the FAFSA application is processed on the East Coast. Applicants should file by 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to meet this deadline). Be aware - The FAFSA can be completed anytime during the year, but students who meet this deadline will be eligible to receive the most financial aid possible.
15 WASFA Deadline. For more information visit our Ayuda Financiera page.
24 Deadline to pay unpaid tuition and fees or a %7 late fee will be assessed. Contact Student Accounts for more information.

 

MARCH

  • Student Financial Services will send out a reminder to SAP students currently on a "Warning" status or on an Academic Plan.
  • Student Financial Services continue to process 15-16 FAFSA applications for students.
  • 15-16 FAFSA email sent to students acknowledging receipt and future processing of FAFSA and aid for upcoming year.
  • Summer Session students begin receiving financial aid awards if eligible—need to be enrolled in half-time credits to be considered for award. Summer financial aid will deliver the first day of the first session in which the student is enrolled.
  • Submit Satisfactory Academic Appeal for summer (if applicable).

APRIL

  • Initial financial aid estimates sent to new (freshmen and transfer) students to assist with enrollment decisions. View estimates by going to the SFS Coug Compass.
  • Summer awards continue to be created for eligible students. Email is sent when award available to view on zzusis.
  • 15-16 FAFSA file processing continues
  • 15-16 File Review/Verification process begins. Email is sent to students if additional information is needed to verify FAFSA data. The student’s zzusis “To Do List” will list what SFS needs. Submit forms/docs by priority submission deadline of May 15 to be eligible for the most aid possible. Visit SubmitSFSDocs to complete and submit documents/forms.
  • Submit SAP Appeals for summer (if applicable).
  • 15-16 Actual financial aid awards processing begins with Grads/MBA/Pharmacy and VetMed students.

MAY

1 Final day to accept student loans for spring 2014 semester.
8 Last day of Spring Semester.
11 First day of summer classes. Click Here for Summer Session timelines/calendar and more information.
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WSU’s document submission priority deadline — submit forms and documents at SubmitSFSDocs.

30 Special Circumstances Appeal forms available for submission. If a student and/or parent has a special circumstances situation that is not reflected in the FAFSA, a Special Circumstances Appeal may be submitted for review by our office. An Appeal review can take place once a student has an Actual Financial Aid Award. More information can be found under Special Circumstances.
  • Actual Financial Aid Awards continue to be sent to eligible students. Check zzusis to view the award. Take next steps—accept student loans right on zzusis!

JUNE

  • Submit forms and documents at SubmitSFSDocs if applicable.
  • Actual Financial Aid Awards continue to be sent to eligible students. Check zzusis to view the award. Take next steps—accept student loans right on zzusis!
  • Students who have been offered loans on their Actual Financial Aid Awards can accept loans on zzusis. New borrowers will need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling AND sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Stafford Loans or for Perkins, Nursing, or Health Professions Loans.
  • For Parent PLUS loans, parents will need to complete the Parent PLUS Loan Application form G8. New parent borrowers must also complete the MPN.

JULY

  • Actual Financial Aid Awards continue to be sent to eligible students. Check zzusis to view the award. Take next steps—accept student loans right on zzusis!
  • Students who have been offered loans on their Actual Financial Aid Awards can accept loans on zzusis. New borrowers will need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling AND sign a MPN for Stafford Loans or for Perkins, Nursing, or Health Professions Loans.
  • For Parent PLUS loans, parents will need to complete the Parent PLUS Loan Application form G8. New parent borrowers must also complete the MPN.
  • Submit forms and documents at SubmitSFSDocs if applicable.
6 Deadline to submit your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal.
29 Last day to qualify and be packaged for summer financial aid.
31 Last day to accept student loans and process PLUS loans for summer session.

Fall 2015 ... Yet to be Determined!