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, 2020, for the 2019-2020 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 2019-Summer 2020 '19-'20 FAFSA October 1, 2018 June 30, 2020
Fall 2020-Summer 2021 '20-'21 FAFSA October 1, 2019 June 30, 2021
Fall 2021-Summer 2022 '21-'22 FAFSA October 1, 2020 June 30, 2022

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.

2019-2020 Academic Year First Funds Transfer Date Earliest Possible Refund Date
Fall Semester & Block 1 October 10, 2019 October 16, 2019
Fall Block 2 November 14, 2019 November 20, 2019
Spring Semester & Block 1 February 20, 2020 February 26, 2020
Spring Block 2 March 26, 2020 April 1, 2020
Summer Semester & Block 1 June 17, 2020 June 23, 2020
Summer Block 2 July 22, 2020 July 28, 2020

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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