Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Each of the member and affiliate schools of the Graduate Theological Union has their own priority deadlines 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.

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 four to six weeks.  Students that submit complete applications between late June 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