Financial Aid: Important Dates

Financial Aid: Important Dates

Student Financial Aid & Veteran's Educational Benefits


Important Information and Dates for the Student Aid Process in the 2016/17 Award Year

 

Below are dates pertaining to the student aid processes at DACC. A student who is receiving student aid is encouraged to check their online student account (Jaguar Spot) often to assess their educational costs and their student aid funding.

If you have funding that covers your books and supplies you may visit the DACC Bookstore with your schedule and Student ID on or after the first date to charge in a semester (listed below).

Student refunds are released twice a semester (see dates below) but not all students will have a credit balance and be eligible for a refund. Tuition and fee costs are always deducted from student aid funding first, if books and supplies are charged at the Bookstore these too will be deducted prior to any refund calculations.

Students who have a Direct Student (Stafford) Loan will have funds credited to their account and any proceeds refunded 30 days after the start of the semester.

All refunds are mailed to your address on file with the Records office (no exceptions). Please keep your address current to avoid a delay in receiving your refund(s).

As a reminder: Changing your credit hours during the enrollment periods in a semester may change your student aid funding. Withdrawing from classes (initiated by you or the instructor) will change your eligibility for particular programs and for future student aid eligibility. Always check with DACC Financial Aid staff before dropping or withdrawing from a class.

Students must be achieving the U.S. Dept. of Education’s minimum Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) to receive Federal Student aid. Visit this page to review the SAP policy http://www.dacc.edu/finaid/standards

Fall 2016

8/12/16 Last Day to Submit a SAP Appeal for Consideration for the 2016 Fall Term

8/15/16 First Day to Charge at the DACC Bookstore using student aid 

9/20/16 Earliest Date Direct Student (Stafford) Loans are released to students

9/20/16 Last Priority Date to Apply for a Direct Loan (Stafford) for the 2016 Fall term

9/23/16 First Student Aid Refunds (including Pell) for the Term Released (Max $300)

10/14/16 Last Date to Charge at the DACC Bookstore using student aid

10/21/16 Last Student Aid Refunds (including Pell) for the Term Released (Credit Balance Remaining)

12/24/16 SAP status letters mailed to students

 

Spring 2017

1/6/17 Last Day to Submit a SAP Appeal for the 2017 Spring Term

1/18/17 First Day to Charge at the DACC Bookstore using student aid 

2/17/17 First Student Aid Refunds (including Pell) for the Term Released (Max $300)

2/23/17 Earliest Date Direct Student (Stafford) Loans are released to students

2/24/17 Last Priority Date to Apply for a Direct Loan (Stafford) for the 2017 Spring term

3/10/17 Last Date to Charge at the DACC Bookstore using student aid

3/17/17 Last Student Aid Refunds (including Pell) for the Term Released (Credit Balance Remaining)

5/22/17 SAP status letters mailed to students

 

Summer 2017

6/2/17  Last Day to Submit a SAP Appeal for the 2017 Summer Term

6/5/17  First Day to Charge at the DACC Bookstore using student aid

6/16/17 Last Date to Charge at the DACC Bookstore using student aid

6/20/17 Last Priority Date to Apply for a Direct Loan (Stafford) for the 2017 Summer term

6/23/17 Earliest Date Direct Student (Stafford) Loans are released to students

6/23/17 Summer Student Aid Refunds (including Pell) for the Term Released (Credit Balance Remaining)

8/11/17 Last Day to Submit a SAP Appeal for Consideration for the 2017 Fall Term

Remember to Re-apply for the 2017/18 Award Year as early as possible. As part as an early awareness effort by the U.S. Department of Education the FAFSA for 2017/18 will be available beginning October 1st of 2016.

 

 

 

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