Financial Aid Calendar

Summer 2016
Early April 2016 Summer 2016 Awarding Begins
Must have a completed 2016-2017 FAFSA on file and be enrolled in Summer classes to be awarded summer aid. Aid will be awarded if both criteria are met. Read more about summer aid here.
05/13/2016 1st Summer Session Disbursement Begins
File must be complete and student must be enrolled to receive first available disbursement. Disbursements will be made periodically once classes begin.
06/06/2016 Summer 2016 Pell Grant Census
The point in time that Student Financial Aid evaluates your official enrollment status for financial aid purposes. The actual time that Census occurs is at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on the 15th calendar day of each semester. Your Pell Grant is based on your registration on the end of the Add/Drop period, also called the "census date." Additional courses registered after this date will not be covered by the Pell Grant. Grants will not disburse until 7/1/16.
Varies Summer 2016 60% Point
The point at which time you have earned 100% of your financial aid. Learn more
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
01/01/2016 2016-17 FAFSA Available
03/01/2016 File FAFSA by this date to be considered for the maximum amount of aid
05/01/2016 New Freshmen UA Scholarship Priority Date
New freshmen will be awarded scholarships based primarily on high school academic records and ACT/SAT test scores on file with the Office of Admissions. Students must be fully admitted to The University of Akron by May 1 in order to be considered for all available scholarships.
05/01/2016 Undergraduate Continuing and Transfer Students Deadline
Continuing and Transfer undergraduate students must submit a Scholarship Application no later than May 1 to be considered for private (endowed) scholarships for the following academic year.
08/19/2016 Fall 2016 Disbursement Begins
Disbursement begins for enrolled students. Disbursements will be made periodically once classes begin. Students can get a refund by direct deposit or check. Refund checks will be mailed to qualifying students 5-7 days after disbursement. Learn more
09/12/2016 Fall 2016 Pell Grant Census
The point in time that Student Financial Aid evaluates your official enrollment status for financial aid purposes. The actual time that Census occurs is at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on the 15th calendar day of each semester. Your Pell Grant is based on your registration on the end of the Add/Drop period, also called the "census date." Additional courses registered after this date will not be covered by the Pell Grant.
11/01/2016 Transfer Students for Spring 2017
Transferring students should apply no later than November 1 for the Spring 2017 semester.
10/31/2016 Fall 2016 60% Point
The point at which time you have earned 100% of your financial aid. Learn more
01/07/2017 Spring 2017 Disbursement Begins
File must be complete and student must be enrolled to receive available disbursement. Disbursements will be made periodically once classes begin.
1/31/2017 Spring 2017 Pell Grant Census
The point in time that Student Financial Aid evaluates your official enrollment status for financial aid purposes. The actual time that Census occurs is at 11:59 p.m. EST on the 15th calendar day of each semester. Your Pell Grant is based on your registration on the end of the Add/Drop period, also called the "census date." Additional courses registered after this date will not be covered by the Pell Grant.
03/24/2017 Spring 2017 60% Point
The point at which time you have earned 100% of your financial aid. Learn more

Download the Financial Aid Calendar

Students can download the Financial Aid Calendar into your Google Calendar to receive e-mail reminders about disbursements and due dates. Parents can download the calendar into Outlook, iCal, and more. See instructions for dowloading UA calendars.