Important Financial Aid Dates and Events 2018-2019

Important Financial Aid Dates and Events

Updates are made to this calendar throughout the calendar year. Please check this page periodically for new listings.

June 29, 2018 DEADLINE: GTU students should reduce, accept, and/or decline AY2018-2019 financial aid award packages
July 1, 2018

 

AY2018-2019 federal Direct Loan Interest Rates for Graduate and Professional Students:
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans:      6.60% (fixed interest rate)
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans:  7.60% (fixed interest rate)
AUGUST, 2018 Fall 2018 Financial Aid Orientation Session for incoming MA Students - TBD
AUGUST, 2018
 
Fall 2018 Financial Aid Orientation Session for incoming Doctoral Students - TBD
FALL 2018 September 4 - December 14, 2018
September 3 Labor Day: CLOSED
September 4 Fall 2018 Semester begins
September 4 - 7

 

Earliest timeframe for students loan borrowers to receive first Fall 2018
Direct Loan credit balance refund after tuition and fees are assessed,
if all 2018-19 financial aid requirements are complete

September 15 Payment for Fall 2017 Registration Due to GTU Business Office by 5:00pm
September 17 Constitution Day
September (TBD) Constitution Day Event: TBD
September 21 Fall 2018 Graduating GTU MA and Doctoral Loan Borrowers
All federal student loan borrowers must complete requisite EXIT Counseling at studentloans.gov in order for Financial Aid to sign off on your Graduation Checklist
October 1 2019-2020 FAFSA available online at: fafsa.ed.gov
October 1
 
2019-2020 GTU Financial Aid Applications available for download at: /admissions/financial-aid/financial-aid-how-to-apply
November 1
 
Spring 2018 MA Applicants - Financial Aid Priority Deadline
CARe, CDS, CJS, CIS, CTNS, IBS, and PAOI
October 1 Direct Loan Origination Fee Changes
October 24 California Voter Registration Deadline for Upcoming General Election
October 22 - 26 Reading Week: Students
October 27 - 30
 
2018 CASFAA Annual Training Conference for FA Administrators (Palm Springs, CA): CLOSED
GTU FA Administration available by email: finaid@gtu.edu
October 31 GTU Federal Work Study
Deadline to obtain a FWS position in order to retain Fall 2018 FWS award
November 3 Deadline to submit a Budget Adjustment Request for the Fall 2018 term
November 9 Deadline to request a federal Direct Loan funds for the fall 2018 semester
November 22 - 23 Thanksgiving Holiday: Office closes at 2:00pm 11/22: CLOSED
November 26 - December 4
 
Annual Department of Education FSA Training Conference (Georgia World Congress Center: Atlanta, GA): CLOSED
GTU FA Administration available by email: finaid@gtu.edu
December 14 Last day of the Fall 2018 semester
December 15
 
2019-2020 Financial Aid Application Priority Deadline
GTU Doctoral Students: Years 1 through 3
December 21 - January 1 Winter Break: CLOSED
   
INTERSESSION 2019 January 7 - February 1
   
SPRING 2019 February 4 - May 24
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: CLOSED
January 29 Spring 2018 Semester begins

February 4 - 8

Earliest timeframe for students loan borrowers to receive first Spring 2019 Direct Loan credit balance refund after tuition and fees are assessed, if all 18-19 financial aid requirements are complete
February 18 President's Day: CLOSED
March 25

 

Spring 2018 Graduating GTU MA and Doctoral Loan Borrowers:
All federal student loan borrowers must complete requisite EXIT Counseling at studentloans.gov in order for Financial Aid to sign off on your Graduation Checklist

March 22

GTU Federal Work Study
Deadline to obtain employment in order to retain Spring 2019 FWS award
March 25 - 29 Spring Break: Students
March 29 Good Friday: CLOSED
April 1 2019-2020 Financial Aid Priority Deadline for all
GTU Master of Arts (MA) Prospective and Current Students
April 2 SPRING 2018 Graduating Loan Borrowers
All federal student loan borrowers must complete requisite EXIT Counseling in order for Financial Aid to sign off on your Graduation Checklist
April 5 Last day to apply for financial aid for Spring 2019
April 5 Deadline to submit a Budget Adjustment Request for the Spring 2019 term
April 15 2019-2020 Financial Aid Applicaiton Priority Deadline
GTU Doctoral Students - Years 4 through 7
April 26 Last day to request an additional Spring 2019 Direct Loan
April (TBD)

Loan Repayment Strategies: On-Campus Loan Counseling
Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Graduate Federal Loan Borrowers may fulfill federal loan exit requirement by attending this session.  Please send an email to finaid@gtu.edu to register.

May 9 GTU Graduation Commencement: CLOSED at 12:00pm
May 10 Student Affairs & FA Offices CLOSE at 12:00pm
May 24 Last Day of the Spring 2019 semester
May 27 Memorial Day: CLOSED
   
SUMMER 2019 June 3 - August 31, 2019
June 30
 
Deadline to submit a 2019-2020 Federal Work Study Student Authorization
for returning GTU students who will continue to work on or after July 1, 2019
July 4 Independence Day Observed: CLOSED