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.

2020-21 AID YEAR (fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021)DATE 2021-22 AID YEAR (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022)DATE
2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available: 
Apply early, Federal Supplemental Grant and Federal Work Study funds are limited
October 1, 2019 to June 30, 20212021-22 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, 2020Purdue 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.
Deadline extended to April 27, 2020 State Aid Deadline:
Your FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor by this date to be considered for most Indiana state aid.
April 15, 2021
Financial Aid Disbursed (for most students):
Financial aid is posted to students accounts.
August 14, 2020Financial Aid Disbursed (for most students):
Financial aid is posted to students accounts.
August 13, 2021 (Tentative Date)
Second Disbursement:
Students who have a fall only loan will receive their second disbursement on this date.
October 21, 2020Second Disbursement:
Students who have a fall only loan will receive their second disbursement on this date.
October 20, 2021 (Tentative Date)
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 23, 202030 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 (Tentative Date)
Classes Begin:August 24, 2020Classes Begin:August 23, 2021
Consortium Agreement Deadline: End of the first week of classesAugust 28, 2020Consortium Agreement Deadline: End of the first week of classesAugust 27, 2021 (Tentative Date)
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 4, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.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 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. (Tentative Date)
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 22, 2020State 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)

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.