Each of the institutions of the Graduate Theological Union has its own priority deadline for financial aid. The priority deadline is the deadline by which students must apply in order to receive priority consideration for forms of aid that are limited in nature, such as institutional aid and federal work-study. GTU Common M.A. students use the priority deadline listed for their school of affiliation.
Applications received by the priority deadline are typically processed well in advance of the next academic year/semester. The primary, academic-year awarding period for financial aid begins in February and continues through early summer each year. The timeframe for processing applications received after the primary awarding period is typically three to four weeks. Students that submit complete applications between mid-August and early September will experience a longer processing time. If a student does not complete the financial aid process in advance of their last date of attendance, they forfeit eligiblity for financial aid assistance that might otherwise have been available during that period of enrollment and becomes fully responsible for all remaining balances.
|School||Fall FA Priority Deadlines||Spring FA Priority Deadlines|
|CARe MA||April 1||October 1|
|CDS MA||April 1||October 1|
|CJS MA||April 1||October 1|
|CIS MA||April 1||October 1|
|CTNS MA||April 1||October 1|
|GTU Doctoral (years 1 - 3)||December 15||N/A|
|GTU Doctoral (years 4 - 7)||April 15||N/A|
|IBS (BCC and MA)||April 1||October 1|
|PAOI (MA)||April 1||October 1|