Priority Deadline Date
To be considered for the maximum financial aid available, you should file your FAFSA or Renewal Application with the Federal Processing Center before March 1. The FAFSA may show a June 30 deadline, however, June 30 is the final date of the award year for receipt of applications, not the priority deadline. All applications received by the Federal Processing Center after March 1 will be considered for financial aid awards on a funds available basis. The FAFSA must be filed EVERY YEAR.
Direct Loan Deadlines:
Promissory notes and Entrance Counseling must be completed and received by the Financial Aid Office by the deadlines listed below or your loan will be canceled.
New Direct Loans and/or increases in loan amounts must be requested by the deadline. This includes Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Parent PLUS loans.
Once a Direct Loan is canceled, if it is after the deadline, it cannot be reinstated. There are no exceptions to this federal regulation.
Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsub & Parent Plus): Fall 2019 deadline is December 13, 2019. Spring 2020 deadline is May 6, 2020.
Mass No Interest Loan:
If you have been offered a MA No Interest Loan for the academic year, you must complete your MA No Interest Loan Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and Self-Certification for the funds to be credited to your account. You will be sent an email to your BSU email when the forms are ready to be signed.
Please come prepared. You will be asked to provide the name of two references including their address and telephone number.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals
The last day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for fall semester was November 28, 2023 and for spring semester is April 19, 2024.