Important Dates

A Note About Financial Aid:

As indicated below, the annual federal deadline for filing the FAFSA is June 30th (i.e., June 30, 2022, for the 2021-2022 academic year). However, the WilmU Financial Aid Office processes financial aid applications throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis once we receive all required information and documents from you.

Financial Aid is a government-driven, time-sensitive process with multiple steps that can take up to four to six weeks to complete once all required documents are received. Therefore, you should begin the process as early as possible, at least eight weeks before your planned class start date, to receive a book voucher (if eligible), pay your tuition and fees, and avoid late fees.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Dates

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the Federal Student Aid application process. The federal government uses the information submitted on your FAFSA to determine your overall eligibility for aid and to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  The school uses this information to follow up on eligibility issues, and to calculate your final award amounts.

If Taking Courses From File This FAFSA FAFSA Open Date Federal Deadline
Fall 2021-Summer 2022 '21-'22 FAFSA October 1, 2020 June 30, 2022
Fall 2022-Summer 2023 '22-'23 FAFSA October 1, 2021 June 30, 2023
Fall 2023-Summer 2024 '23-'24 FAFSA October 1, 2022 June 30, 2024

Students must submit an initial FAFSA, and then renew the FAFSA each year that federal financial aid is needed.

Transfer and Refund Dates

All students must choose a refund option via the myWilmU Payment Center. Your refund option from previous terms will not be automatically applied.

2021-2022 Academic Year First Funds Transfer Date Earliest Possible Refund Date
Fall Semester & Block 1 October 14, 2021 October 20, 2021
Fall Block 2 November 10, 2021 November 17, 2021
Spring Semester & Block 1 February 17, 2022 February 23, 2022
Spring Block 2 March 24, 2022 March 30, 2022
Summer Semester & Block 1 June 9, 2022 June 15, 2022
Summer Block 2 July 21, 2022 July 27, 2022

About First Funds Transfer Dates

Authorized financial aid that is ready for transfer will appear in the student's myWilmU Student Billing and Financial Aid Portal within the applicable term. Financial aid awards considered “ready for transfer” have been awarded and accepted via myWilmU.

About Earliest Possible Refund Dates

Financial aid funds will NOT be refunded earlier than the dates referenced above. Refunds are issued up to 14 days after financial aid funds are released or “disbursed” onto your student billing account.

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