Financial Aid Checklists: Important dates, deadlines, and reminders


Financial Aid Checklists: Important dates, deadlines, and reminders

Incoming Freshmen Student Checklist

December   Incoming freshmen will receive their estimated award package via e-mail beginning on or about December 18, 2017. The award letter will be sent to the e-mail address provided on your FAFSA. Subsequent award changes, announcements, and any up-to-date information will be sent to your Rowan student email account. Please check your email on a regular basis.

February 15   Recommended date to have your 2018-2019 FAFSA on file to allow Rowan University to offer incoming freshmen a preliminary financial aid award package. Students and parents are strongly advised to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA.

April 15 FAFSA filing Deadline for students who received a 2017-2018 Tuition Aid Grant.

May 1 Parent PLUS Loan applications will be available for the 2018-2019 academic year at A parent of the student must apply for this type of loan. Approval of a Parent PLUS loan is based on a credit check. If you need additional loans and have not already applied visit the alternative loan application.

July 15 Fall 2018 bills available to view at Check the Bursar website for information about the Fall 2018 tuition and fees and/or deferred payment plans.

November 1 Deadline for non-renewal state grant applicants to complete their state grant records (AIR, state verification, corrections, etc.) with Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

*Dates are subject to change.

The Financial Aid Process for All Students

Complete your FAFSA before April 15 of each academic year.

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). If there are errors on your SAR, make any necessary changes to your FAFSA.

Complete the Verification Process by submitting any required documents (if selected).

Review your Award Package through your Self Service account. 

Accept the Award Offer before the bills are due.

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling if you are a First Time Loan Borrower.

Sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) if you are a First Time Loan Borrower.

Apply for a PLUS loan/Private loan only if needed.