FAU Financial Aid Timeline

Here is a chronological guide of important dates within the financial aid process at FAU. Use this as a checklist and guide to understanding what actions you should be taking throughout the Academic Year!
Financial Aid Timeline

Important Dates & Deadlines

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NOTICE REGARDING DISBURSEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID: DISBURSEMENT OF AID TAKES A FEW WEEKS.
Students need to set aside funds for personal needs during the first few weeks of the semester. Unless you have authorized direct deposit of your aid, you will be required to pick up your refund check from the Controller's Office on the Boca Raton campus, regardless of which campus you attend. For more information on how to set up direct deposit view this .

*Dates are subject to change without notice

Summer 2023* Fall 2023* Spring 2024*
First day to apply for Short Term Advance for purchasing textbooks and other unanticipated expenses.
Available exclusively online in . Must be degree seeking and registered half-time or more at FAU for consideration.
April 24, 2023 July 24, 2023 December 4, 2023
FAU Bookstore Line of Credit ֱ is available to eligible ֱ.
Students may receive a Line of Credit up to $400 for purchasing textbooks online or in the Bookstore. Bookstore authorizations will be emailed to ֱ confirming eligibility and the timeframe in which to place an order.
May 12, 2023
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 16, 2023
(Term 3)
August 11, 2023 December 22, 2023
Disbursement of Short Term Advance Begins.
(If all criteria is met).
May 2, 2023
(Early Summer)

May 9, 2023
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 20, 2023
(Term 3 Only)
August 8, 2023
(Early Fall)

August 15, 2023
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 19, 2023
(Fall POT[5])

October 10,2023
(Fall POT[3])

October 24, 2023
(Fall POT[6])
December 12, 2023
(Early Spring)

January 2, 2024
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 6, 2024
(Spring POT[5])

March 5, 2024
(Spring POT[3])

March 19, 2024
(Spring POT[6])
Semester Begins May 6, 2023
(Early Summer)

May 13, 2023
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 24, 2023
(Term 3)
August 12, 2023
(Early Fall)

August 19, 2023
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 23, 2023
(Fall POT[5])

October 14,2023
(Fall POT[3])

October 28, 2023
(Fall POT[6])
December 16, 2023
(Early Spring)

January 6, 2024
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 10, 2024
(Spring POT[5])

March 9, 2024
(Spring POT[3])

March 23, 2024
(Spring POT[6])
Submit the Mandatory Course Entry Quiz
Students must submit the Mandatory Course EntryQuiz during the designated drop/add period for each course. Students will receive an email each semester via Canvas to confirm their attendance in each course they are enrolled during the first week of classes. Additional emails may be sent from the Office of Student Financial Aid reminding ֱ to complete the course entry quiz by the drop/add deadline.
NOTE: For ֱ in fast track courses or other special courses that do NOT begin on the semesters start date, you will receive an email to complete the course entryquiz when your course actually begins.
May 6, 2023
(Early Summer)

May 13, 2023
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 24, 2023
(Term 3)
August 12, 2023
(Early Fall)

August 19, 2023
(Fall POTS[1,2,4])

September 23, 2023
(Fall POT[5])

October 14,2023
(Fall POT[3])

October 28, 2023
(Fall POT[6])
December 16, 2023
(Early Spring)

January 6, 2024
(Spring POTS[1,2,4])

February 10, 2024
(Spring POT[5])

March 9, 2024
(Spring POT[3])

March 23, 2024
(Spring POT[6])
Last day to drop/add courses without consequences (by 5 p.m.). May 7, 2023
(Early Summer)

May 19, 2023
(Terms 1 & 2)

June 30, 2023
(Term 3)
August 13, 2023
(Early Fall)

August 25, 2023
(Fall POT[1,2,4,5])

October 20, 2023
(Fall POT[3.6])
December 18, 2023
(Early Spring)

January 12, 2024
(Spring POT[1,2,4,5])

March 15, 2024
(Spring POT[3,6])
Last day to pay fees for the current term, unless deferred.*
Late fees are applied after 5pm. Financial aid disbursements begin AFTER this date
May 10, 2023
(Early Summer)

May 22, 2023
(Terms 1 & 2)

July 3, 2023
(Term 3)
August 16, 2023
(Early Fall)

August 28, 2023
(Fall POT[1,2,4,5])

October 23, 2023
(Fall POT[3.6])
December 19, 2023(Early Spring

January 16, 2024
(Spring POT[1,2,4,5])

March 18, 2024
(Spring POT[3,6])
Last day to pay fees for the current term *.
*For FINANCIAL AID/VA/PREPAID/STATE MANDATED/DEPARTMENTAL WAIVER
July 24, 2023 October 27, 2023 March 18, 2024
Last day to apply for Short Term Advance online for the semester July 5, 2023 November 8, 2023 April 3, 2024
Semester Ends
(see Academic Calendar for end of
classes for each Part Of Term)
August 8, 2023 December 13, 2023 May 1, 2024
Big changes are coming with the 2024-2025 FAFSA. We will notify ֱ once we have more information about the new FAFSA’s release date. For more information about these upcoming changes, visit the .

Available December, 2023(Use for Fall 2024/Spring 2025/Summer 2025)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Log on to to apply online. Students now have the option of utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval option on the FAFSA. If you choose to have your tax data transferred to FAFSA via IRS data retrieval, you are NOT required to submit tax forms. However, you may be contacted at a later date to submit tax forms to clarify financial data on your FAFSA. Although the IRS Data Retrieval is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for your to use this option for speedier and a more accurate processing of your financial aid.

Now Available

(Use for Fall 2023/Spring 2024/Summer 2024)