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Financial Aid Deadline Dates

October 1, 2019

Earliest date that the Federal Needs Analysis System will accept 2020 through 202 FAFSA forms for processing. Studies and parents should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) using their filed 2017 federal tax information.

March 1, 2020

Financial Aid Staff begins to review and process forms for completed submissions for the 2020 through 2021 academic year.

March 6, 2019

For students whose programs begin in Summer 2020, the priority deadline to have processed 2020 through 2021 FAFSA results and loan request forms submitted to the MUSC Financial Aid Office. Meeting the Priority Deadline ensures that your financial aid package will be processed in time for your Summer tuition payment due date. If you miss the priority deadline, submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. You will still be entitled to your full federal Direct Loan eligibility, but other campus-based funds (Work-Study, Health and Human Services Loans and certain Grants) may be depleted.

April 10, 2020

Preliminary date for sending award letters for the 2020 through 2021 academic year for those students with completed applications who are starting in Summer 2020.

May 1, 2020

For students whose programs begin in Fall 2020, the priority deadline to have processed 2020 through 2021 FAFSA results and loan request forms submitted to the MUSC Financial Aid Office. Meeting the Priority Deadline ensures that your financial aid package will be processed in time for your Fall tuition payment due date. If you miss the priority deadline, submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. You will still be entitled to your full federal Direct Loan eligibility, but other campus-based funds (Work-Study, Health and Human Services Loans and certain Grants) may be depleted.

June 5, 2020

Preliminary date for sending award letters for the 2020 through 2021 academic year for those students with completed applications who are starting in Fall 2020.

October 30, 2020

For students whose programs begin in Spring 2021, the priority deadline to have processed 2020 through 2021  FAFSA results and loan request forms submitted to the MUSC Financial Aid Services Office for students applying for the January 2021 Spring semester. Meeting the Priority Deadline ensures that your financial aid package will be processed in time for your tuition payment due date. If you miss the priority deadline, submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. You will still be entitled to apply for your full federal Direct Loan eligibility, but other campus-based funds (Work-Study and Health and Human Services Loans and certain Grants) may be depleted.

November 13, 2020

Preliminary date for sending award letters for the 2020 through 2021 academic year for those students with completed applications who are starting in Fall 2021.

February 15, 2021

Last date loan application(s) will be accepted for processing for the 2020 through 2021 academic year.