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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

Friday before the start of classes

Charging at Bookstore

2 weeks prior to the start of classes thru the last day of the 100% refund period

Release of federal funds for term (refunds)

Beginning the 1st week of classes, once weekly during the term on Fridays

Last day to submit Award Adjustment Requests and Consortium Agreement Forms

Friday, 3 weeks prior to the end of the term

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

October 31 with a complete file by November 30

Aid Year Priority Processing Deadline for Summer

April 1 with a complete file by April 30

Late Payment Penalty Waivers:

(Late Payment Penalty Waiver requests will be carefully considered for students meeting financial aid deadlines or if the late fee was the result of processing delays attributable to the institution).

Friday, 3 weeks prior to the end of the term

 

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