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Important Financial Aid Dates and Events 2021-2022

Important Financial Aid Dates and Events

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

August 23 – September 3

Fall 2021 Orientation and General Registration

August 31

All Fall 2021 Graduating MA and PhD Federal Loan Borrowers must complete requisite EXIT Counseling at studentaid.gov in order for the financial aid staff to sign off on your Graduation Checklist

September 6

Labor Day: CLOSED

September 7

Fall 2021 Instruction begins

September 7-10

Earliest timeframe for student loan borrowers to receive first fall 2021 Direct Loan credit balance refund after tuition and fees are assessed, if all 2021-22 financial aid requirements are complete

September 4- 17

Late registration

September 15

Chan Award essay submissions due in the GTU Dean’s Office by 5:00

September 17

Payment for Fall 2021 Registration due to the Business Office by 5:00 pm or make payment arraignments

September 17

Constitution Day

September 24

2022-2023 GTU Financial Aid Application available for download at: \admissions\financial aid\financial aid how to apply

October 1

2022-2023 FAFSA available for download at studentaid.gov

October 1

Spring 2022 Financial Aid Priority Deadline: GTU MA Applicants

October 1

Deadline to submit financial circumstances appeal (Fall 2021)

October 1

Direct Unsubsidized Loan Origination Fee: 1.057%

Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Origination Fee: 4.228%

For loans disbursed between October 1, 2021 and October 1, 2022

October 22

Deadline to submit a Budget Appeal (Fall 2021)

 

October 25-29

Reading Week: Students

October 29

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Deadline to obtain a FWS position in order to retain a fall 2021 offer

November 1

Deadline to apply to the Common Master of Arts program for Spring 2022

November 12

Newhall applications due to Dean’s Office by 5:00 pm

November 19

Deadline to request a federal Direct Loan for the Fall 2021 semester

November 24

GTU Offices close at 2:00 pm

November 25-28

Thanksgiving Holiday: CLOSED

November 30-December 3

Annual U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Conference: The Financial Aid Office will be CLOSED. Staff will be available by email: finaid@gtu.edu

December 1

Financial Aid priority deadline for entering PhD applicants and continuing PhD students

December 17

Last day of Fall 2021 semester

December 17

GTU Offices close at 5:00 pm

December 21-January 1, 2022

Winter Break: CLOSED

INTERSESSION 2022

January 3-28

Spring 2022 General Registration

January 17-28

Spring 2022

January 31-May 20

January 31, 2022

Spring 2022 semester begins

January 29-February 11

Late Registration

January 31-February 4

Earliest timeframe for student borrowers to receive first Spring 2022 Direct Loan credit balance after tuition and fees are assessed, if all 2021-2022 financial aid requirements are complete

February 7

Spring 2022 Graduating GTU MA and Doctoral Loan Borrowers: All federal student loan borrowers must complete requisite EXIT Counseling at studentaid.gov in order for Financial Aid staff to sign off on your Graduation Checklist

February 11

Payment for Spring 2022 Registration due to the Business Office by 5:00 pm or make payment arraignments

February 21

President’s Day: CLOSED

March 18

Federal Work-Study (FWS):

Deadline to obtain employment in order to retain Spring 2022 offer

March 18

Deadline to submit a Budget Adjustment Request for Spring 2022

March 21-25

Spring Break: Students

March 28

Spring 2022 Graduating Loan Borrowers:

All Spring 2022 Graduating MA and PhD Federal Loan borrowers must complete requisite EXIT Counseling at studentaid.gov in order for the financial aid staff to sign off on your Graduation checklist

April 1

2022-2023 Priority Financial Aid Deadline for all GTU Master of Arts (MA) Prospective and Current Students

April 15

Good Friday: CLOSED

April 4-15

Fall 2022 Early Registration

April 22

Last day to request an additional Spring 2022 direct loan

May 1

Deadline to apply to the GTU Common Masters of Arts program for Fall 2022

May 12

GTU Graduation Commencement

May 20

Last day of the Spring 2022 semester

May 30

Memorial Day: CLOSED

June 24

Deadline to submit a 2022-2023 Federal Work-Study Authorization & job description for students who will begin employment on or after July 1, 2022

July 4

Independence Day Observed: CLOSED