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Timeline and Deadlines

The charts below show timelines for both admission to the college and applying for financial aid.

Be sure to file the FAFSA by February 1 to be considered for need-based grants, loans, and work opportunities.

Returning students: If you file the FAFSA after February 1, you may possibly see a reduction in funds.

Undergraduate Financial Aid Deadlines

Date Actions
October 1 FAFSA available online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
November Spring bills available on student portal
November 1 Early Decision deadline for freshman admission
November 15 Early Action deadline for freshman admission
January 15 Regular Decision deadline for freshman admission
After
January 15
Regular Admission on a rolling basis
All admitted applicants will receive an official financial aid award letter from the college containing information on their grant, scholarship, loan, and work-study package after the FAFSA and all other required documentation has been submitted and processed.
February 1 Deadline for submission of financial aid application materials for returning and transfer students
March 1 Deadline for submission of FAFSA for Maryland Residents for state grant consideration
April 1 Spring deposits due for returning students
May 1 Enrollment deposits due for freshmen
Reminder: Apply for student and parent loans
June Fall bills available on student portal
August 1 Fall payment due to Business Office
December 1 Spring payment due to Business Office

Graduate Financial Aid Deadlines

Term Forms Priority Aid Deadline Deposit Deadline
Fall FAFSA
Supporting documentation if requested
May 1 May 1 (AN)
July 1 (SF)
Spring FAFSA
Supporting documentation if requested
September 1 October 1 (AN)
October 15 (SF)
Summer FAFSA
Supporting documentation if requested
March 1 Mar 15 (AN)
April 1 (SF)

AN = Annapolis campus; SF = Santa Fe campus