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January - March
After completing your federal tax return(s), go to www.fafsa.gov to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year, signing electronically with your official PIN numbers (you and a parent can apply while completing your FAFSA if you do not have one from a prior year). Keep copies of both parent and student federal tax returns in case you are selected for verification. If selected, you must send us signed copies of appropriate federal 1040 form(s), Schedule A (Itemized deductions form) if used, and W-2 forms. The E&H Title IV School Code is 003709.
Not filing the FAFSA? Please let us know in writing (email is acceptable) as soon as possible after January 1 so we may apply any merit based awards to the upcoming academic year aid screens and finalize your record so aid will appear on your statement of account.
April 1 EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
Complete FAFSA, verification process, if selected, and any loan application, promissory note, etc. and make payment arrangements by this date for special benefits. If all financial aid completed by this date, option of using 12-month Tuition Payment Plan beginning May 1 and ending in April of the following year with no interest on those payments. Express check in available for students meeting early bird deadline.
Priority deadline for filing FAFSA. Aid is awarded on a first-come first-served basis and certain need based funds may be unavailable after this date.
Priority deadline for completing verification process if selected. Federal aid cannot be released until this process is completed as changes may occur in eligibility.
Deadline for processing parent PLUS or private student loans. Priority deadline for student Stafford loans. If you are receiving an outside scholarship(s), you may include them in your financial planning if you have advised the financial aid staff of the amount and source of the scholarship. Although we will continue to process loans, students will have less time to make other payment arrangements should problems occur with their parent or private loans.
Last date to enroll in tuition payment plan plan which allows the participant for eight monthly payments during academic year (four per semester) with first payment to be withheld as of August 1.
Deadline for Virginia residents to file Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Application. If you have received this grant at Emory & Henry College in the prior year, you do not need to reapply.
Finalize fall payment arrangements by the first. If not utilizing loans or tuition payment plan, payment in full for fall charges is due by this date.
Billing statements for spring semester costs are mailed to the student’s address on file. If loans were not utilized for full academic year, loan process for spring semester loans must be completed by this time.
Payment arrangements for spring must be settled. If not using loans or tuition payment plan, payment for spring is due in full by this date.