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Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Processing Deadlines

The end result of FAFSA evaluation and/or processing should be an award notification, a request for more information or a letter why the student cannot be awarded, all of which will be sent to the student's UCO email address.

Type of Applicant Record                                                                     Processing Time Frame

Federal application (FAFSA),
not selected for verification, file is complete                        2 weeks of receipt of FAFSA


Federal application (FAFSA),
selected for verification                                                                                   2 weeks of receipt of

                                                                                                                               last requested document


Corrected FAFSA                                                      2 weeks from the date of the corrections


Standard Time Frames

Fee Payment Deadline                                                          Fall, Spring and Summer
                                                                                                             Friday before classes begin

Charging at Bookstore                                                          2 weeks prior to the start of classes thru the 

                                                                                                             last day of the 100% refund period

The release of federal funds for term                           Beginning the 1st week of classes,
(Refunds)                                                                                       once weekly during the term on Fridays

Last day to submit Award Adjustment                       Friday, 3 weeks prior to the end of the term
Requests and Consortium Agreement

Deadline for completion for file for term aid         Friday, 3 weeks prior to the end of the term

Financial Aid Appeal Deadlines                                     Monthly Deadline: 2nd Friday of each month.                                                                                                                         Semester Deadlines: Fall - 2nd Friday of                                                                                                                                     November;
                                                                                                           Spring - 2nd Friday of April;
                                                                                                           Summer - 2nd Friday of July.
Aid Year Priority Processing Deadline
for Fall                                                                                          May 31 with a complete file by June 30


Aid Year Priority Processing Deadline
for Spring                                                                                Oct. 31 with a complete  file by Nov. 30

Aid Year Priority Processing Deadline
for Summer                                                                           April 1 with a complete file by April 30



Financial Aid Enrollment Deadlines

The student enrollment level at the time of the add/drop deadline for 16-week/semester courses, and 8-week summer term courses will be used for grant eligibility,including late start courses, online and Self-Paced Online (SPOC) courses. Credits added after these add/drop deadlines will not be included for financial aid grant eligibility, i.e. Federal Pell, SEOG Grants, TEACH Grant, Iraq Afghanistan Grant, and Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG).

Direct Loan eligibility requires the student be enrolled half-time (six credits for undergraduate and five credits for graduate students) at the time of loan processing and payment.


Enrollment Status                  Full-Time                    3/4-Time               Half-Time          Less than half-time

Undergraduates                     12+ hours                 9-11 hours               6-8 hours          5 or less hours

Graduates                                     9+ hours                                                         5-8 hours          4 or less hours