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Financial Aid Calendar

Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar
2020-2021

DatesFreshmen/TransfersContinuing Students
Early Action Applicants: November 15, 2020 NON-ILLINOIS residents Priority deadline for FAFSA  
December 1, 2020 Suggested date by which to file the FAFSA for ILLINOIS residents for maximum state grant consideration Deadline for continuing students to file the FAFSA for ILLINOIS residents for state grant consideration
Early Action Applicants: December 21, 2020 Receive scholarship notification and financial aid award  
Regular Action Applicants:
January 15, 2021
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID! Priority deadline for the FAFSA  
Regular Action Applicants:
Beginning March 1, 2021
Receive scholarship notification and financial aid award  
March 1, 2021   Priority deadline for the FAFSA
May 1, 2021 Deadline for prospective students to pay deposit to confirm and hold their spot in the new class.  
Mid-May, 2021   Continuing students start receiving notification of financial aid awards
July 1, 2021 Financial aid award response due if award amounts are to appear on bill. Submit online through the Wheaton Portal Financial aid award response due if award amounts are to appear on bill. Submit online through the Wheaton Portal
Late July 2021 Fall invoices posted to the Student Billing and Payment Gateway on the Wheaton Portal Fall invoices posted to the Student Billing and Payment Gateway on the Wheaton Portal 
July 2021 Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Students need to complete loan entrance counseling and master promissory note online >> First-time borrowers only: Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Students need to complete loan entrance counseling and master promissory note online >>
August 20-21, 2021 New Student Orientation  
August 26, 2021 First day of classes, payment for fall semester due First day of classes, payment for fall semester due
August 27, 2021 Part-time Job Fair in Coray Auditorium Part-time Job Fair in Coray Auditorium