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Important Deadlines

MARCH 1 - PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR FILING THE FAFSA

You must file the FAFSA by this date in order to meet MassArt’s priority deadline and to be considered for all aid opportunities. The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1.

Applicants should not delay filing financial aid documents while awaiting an admissions decision. Students may apply after the priority deadline, but we cannot guarantee notification by April 15 for Fall applicants (December 1 for Spring applicants) and some federal, state, and institutional funds may no longer be available. Files completed after the deadline are subject to available funding.

Early April (Fall Admission) 

Any additional documents requested by Student Financial Assistance should be submitted to the office by early April in order for new students to receive their financial aid package by the May 1 deposit deadline. These documents may include a verification worksheet, verification of federal tax return data, copies of W-2s, or other documents, as requested. Documents submitted after this date will still be processed, and financial aid will be awarded on a rolling basis.

MID-APRIL (FALL ADMISSION)

New students who have been accepted to the college who have completed the financial aid application process will have their financial aid package released in Financial Aid Self Service by this time or earlier.

MID-MAY (FALL ADMISSION)

New students who have received their financial aid package should be sure to complete their Financial Aid Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service by mid-May in order to notify the college of what aid they would like to accept or decline for their first year.

Payment plans begin this month. Use your Cost of Attendance to estimate your payment plan amount.

MID-JUNE

Returning students who have completed the financial aid application process will have their financial aid package released in Financial Aid Self Service by mid-June or earlier.

Early July

Fall billing statements will be released in Self Service Finance by the Business Office.
Please note that your financial aid will only appear as a credit on your bill if you have completed your Financial Aid Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service. Parents and Graduate students who wish to borrow the Federal PLUS Loan must also apply for the loan and be approved, in order to have it appear on their bill.

Mid-July 

If you need to apply for a private loan, you should begin the application process now. Use your Cost of Attendance to estimate how much you will need to borrow.

First week of August – Fall bills are due to the Business Office

The actual due date will be listed in Self Service Finance.

Your financial aid will only appear as a credit on your bill if you have completed your Financial Aid Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service.

LATE NOVEMBER – SPRING BILLING STATEMENTS WILL BE RELEASED IN SELF SERVICE FINANCE AROUND THANKSGIVING BY THE BUSINESS OFFICE

Your financial aid will only appear as a credit on your bill if you have completed your Financial Aid Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service.

Mid-December – Spring bills are due to the Business Office

The actual due date will be listed in Self Service Finance.

Your financial aid will only appear as a credit on your bill if you have completed your Financial Aid Checklist in Financial Aid Self Service.