Important Dates and Deadlines

See below for important financial aid dates and deadlines. Additional important dates and deadlines may be found at: Key Registration and Payment Dates.

2021-22 AID YEAR (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022)DATE 2021-22 AID YEAR (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022)DATE
2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available: 
Apply early, Federal Supplemental Grant and Federal Work Study funds are limited
October 1, 2020 to June 30, 20222021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available: 
Apply early, Federal Supplemental Grant and Federal Work Study funds are limited
October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Purdue Northwest Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline date for donor-funded institutional scholarships. Opens in early October, complete to be considered for most donor funded scholarshipsFebruary 1, 2021Purdue Northwest Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline date for donor-funded institutional scholarships. Opens in early October, complete to be considered for most donor funded scholarshipsFebruary 1, 2021
State Aid Deadline:
Your FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor by this date to be considered for most Indiana state aid.
2021-22 Deadline extended to May 15, 2021State Aid Deadline:
Your FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor by this date to be considered for most Indiana state aid.
2021-22 Deadline extended to May 15, 2021
Fall 2021 Financial Aid Disbursed (for most students):
Financial aid is posted to students accounts.
August 13, 2021 Spring 2022 Financial Aid Disbursed (for most students):
Financial aid is posted to students accounts.
January 5, 2022
Fall 2021 Second Disbursement:
Students who have a fall only loan will receive their second disbursement on this date.
October 20, 2021 Spring 2022
Second Disbursement:

Students who have a fall only loan will receive their second disbursement on this date.
March 9, 2022
Fall 2021 30 Day Delay Disbursement:
First-time, first-year students who have never borrowed a Federal Direct Loan will receive their fall disbursement on this date.
September 22, 2021 Spring 2022 30 Day Delay Disbursement:
First-time, first-year students who have never borrowed a Federal Direct Loan will receive their fall disbursement on this date.
February 9, 2022
Fall 2021 Classes Begin:August 23, 2021Spring 2022 Classes Begin:January 10, 2022
Fall 2021 Consortium Agreement Deadline: End of the first week of classesAugust 27, 2021 Spring 2022 Consortium Agreement Deadline: End of the first week of classesJanuary 14, 2022
Fall 2021 Financial Aid Census Date:
Aid eligibility is reviewed and revised as necessary after the financial aid census date. Enrollment changes may affect your Grants and other financial aid.
September 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Spring 2022 Financial Aid Census Date:
Aid eligibility is reviewed and revised as necessary after the financial aid census date. Enrollment changes may affect your Grants and other financial aid.
January 24, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Fall 2021 State Aid Census Date:
State aid eligibility is reviewed and revised as necessary prior to the state aid census date. Enrollment changes may affect your eligibility for state aid.
September 21, 2021 (Tentative Date)Spring 2022
State Aid Census Date:

State aid eligibility is reviewed and revised as necessary prior to the state aid census date. Enrollment changes may affect your eligibility for state aid.
February 7, 2022 (Tentative Date)

Financial Aid refunds are issued to students whose refundable aid is greater than the total amount due on their bill at that time. Financial Aid refunds are based on aid eligibility at the time the refund is issued. Should there be a change in your enrollment or other eligibility factors your award will be revised which may result in a balance due. Any refund issued to you that you may not be eligible to receive must be returned to the University.