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2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

College Transitions recommends submitting your FAFSA and/or CSS profile early in the financial aid window. However, we understand that not everyone is able to be an “early bird” who finishes all of the requisite paperwork in October. For your convenience, we have put together a sortable spreadsheet featuring all financial aid deadlines at 250+ of the top schools in the country. In this table, we included separate financial aid deadlines for early action, early decision, and early decision II applicants. This information was collected from institutional websites in August 2019.

Table Updated August 2019

InstitutionFin Aid Deadline (Early Action)Fin Aid Deadline (Early Decision)Fin Aid Deadline (Early Decision II)Fin Aid Deadline (Regular Decision)
Duke University15-Nov1-Feb
Drexel University15-Feb
Drew University15-Feb
Drake University1-Mar
Dickinson College15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
DePauw University1-Dec1-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
DePaul University15-Nov1-Feb
Denison University15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Davidson College15-Nov2-Jan1-Feb
Dartmouth College1-Nov1-Feb
CUNY, Hunter College15-Apr
CUNY, City College30-Jun
CUNY, Brooklyn College30-Jun
CUNY Baruch College1-Feb
Creighton University15-Jan
Cornell University21-Nov15-Feb
Cooper Union1-Mar
Connecticut College15-Nov16-Jan16-Jan
Columbia University15-Nov15-Feb
Colorado State University1-Mar
Colorado School of Mines1-Mar
Colorado College1-Nov1-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
College of William and Mary15-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
College of the Holy Cross1-Nov15-Jan
College of the Atlantic1-Dec15-Jan1-Feb
College of Charleston1-Mar
Colgate University15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Colby College15-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Clemson University2-Jan
Clarkson University1-Dec1-Feb
Clark University15-Nov15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Claremont McKenna College1-Nov5-Jan5-Jan
Chapman University1-Nov1-Nov2-Mar
Case Western Reserve University15-Nov15-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
Carnegie Mellon University1-Nov15-Feb
Carleton College15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo2-Mar
California Institute of Technology15-Nov1-Feb
Butler University1-Dec1-Mar
Bucknell University15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Bryn Mawr College15-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Bryant University15-Feb
Brown University1-Nov1-Feb
Brigham Young University20-Jan
Brandeis University1-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
Bowdoin College15-Nov1-Jan1-Feb
Boston University1-Nov6-Jan6-Jan
Boston College1-Nov1-Jan1-Feb
Berry College1-Nov15-Jan
Berea College31-Oct
Bentley University15-Nov7-Jan7-Jan
Yale University10-Nov15-Mar
Bennington College1-Dec15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Xavier University15-Feb
Beloit College1-Nov1-Nov1-Dec15-Jan
Worcester Polytechnic Institute1-Feb1-Feb
Belmont University1-Dec
Wofford College1-Jan
Baylor University1-Nov1-Nov1-Feb
Williams College20-Nov15-Jan
Bates College15-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
Whittier College2-Mar
Barnard College15-Nov15-Feb
Whitman College15-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Bard College1-Dec1-Feb
Wesleyan University15-Nov15-Jan15-Feb
Babson College15-Nov15-Nov1-Feb1-Feb
Wellesley College1-Nov1-Jan15-Feb
Augustana College (IL)1-Nov1-Nov15-Dec
Washington University5-Nov6-Jan6-Jan
Auburn University1-Feb
Washington State University15-Jan
Arizona State University1-Jan
Washington and Lee University1-Dec15-Jan15-Feb
Appalachian State University1-Mar
Washington & Jefferson College15-Feb
Amherst College1-Nov1-Jan
Wake Forest University15-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
American University15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Wabash College1-Dec1-Nov15-Jan
Allegheny College1-Dec15-Nov1-Feb15-Feb
Virginia Tech1-Mar
Agnes Scott College15-Nov1-Nov15-Jan15-Mar
Villanova University1-Dec1-Nov15-Jan
Vassar College15-Nov1-Jan1-Feb
Vanderbilt University7-Nov2-Jan1-Feb
Ursinus College1-Nov1-Dec1-Feb1-Feb
Unversity of South Florida1-Jan
University of Wisconsin1-Dec
University of Washington15-Jan
University of Virginia1-Mar
University of Vermont1-Feb
University of Tulsa15-Feb
University of Texas at Dallas15-Mar
University of Texas at Austin15-Mar
University of Tennessee1-Feb
University of Southern California13-Feb
University of South Carolina1-Apr
University of San Francisco1-Nov1-Nov15-Jan
University of San Diego2-Mar
University of Rochester1-Dec15-Feb
University of Richmond15-Nov15-Nov1-Feb1-Feb
University of Rhode Island1-Mar
University of Pittsburgh1-Mar
University of Pennsylvania5-Nov4-Feb
University of Oregon1-Mar
University of Oklahoma1-Feb
University of Notre Dame15-Nov15-Feb
University of North Carolina at Wilmington1-Jan
University of North Carolina at Greensboro1-Dec
University of North Carolina at Charlotte1-Mar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1-Mar
University of North Carolina at Asheville1-Mar
University of New Hampshire1-Mar
University of Nebraska-Lincoln1-Apr
University of Missouri, Kansas City1-Feb
University of Missouri, Columbia15-Nov
University of Mississippi5-Jan
University of Minnesota, Morris1-Mar
University of Minnesota1-Mar
University of Michigan31-Mar
University of Miami1-Dec1-Dec1-Jan1-Jan
University of Massachusetts Amherst1-Mar
University of Maryland, Baltimore County1-Mar
University of Maryland1-Jan1-Jan
University of Mary Washington1-Feb
University of Maine1-Mar
University of Louisville30-Jun
University of Kentucky30-Jun
University of Kansas1-Dec
University of Iowa1-Dec
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign15-Mar
University of Houston15-Jan
University of Georgia15-Dec15-Dec
University of Florida15-Dec
University of Denver15-Nov15-Nov1-Feb1-Feb
University of Delaware15-Jan
University of Connecticut, Storrs15-Feb
University of Colorado Boulder15-Feb
University of Cincinnati1-Dec
University of Chicago15-Nov15-Nov15-Jan15-Feb
University of Central Florida1-Dec
University of California, Santa Cruz2-Mar
University of California, Santa Barbara2-Mar
University of California, San Diego2-Mar
University of California, Riverside2-Mar
University of California, Los Angeles2-Mar
University of California, Irvine2-Mar
University of California, Davis2-Mar
University of California, Berkeley2-Mar
University of Arizona1-Mar
University of Alabama1-Mar
Union College1-Nov15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Tulane University15-Dec15-Nov15-Jan15-Feb
Tufts University15-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
Trinity University1-Nov1-Nov1-Feb15-Mar
Trinity College15-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Towson University15-Jan
The College of Wooster1-Nov15-Jan15-Feb
The College of New Jersey1-Nov1-Jan15-Feb
Texas Tech University15-Jan
Texas Christian University15-Nov15-Mar
Texas A&M University15-Dec
Temple University1-Mar
Syracuse University15-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
Swarthmore College15-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
SUNY, University at Albany1-Jan
SUNY, Maritime College1-Feb
SUNY, Geneseo15-Nov1-Feb
SUNY Stony Brook15-Feb
Stevens Institute of Technology1-Dec15-Jan15-Feb
Stanford University15-Nov15-Feb
St. Olaf College1-Mar1-Mar1-Mar
Southern Methodist University1-Nov1-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Smith College15-Nov2-Jan25-Jan
Skidmore College15-Nov15-Jan30-Mar
Sewanee: University of the South1-Dec15-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
Seton Hall University15-Jan
Scripps College15-Nov1-Feb1-Feb
Sarah Lawrence College1-Nov1-Nov2-Jan15-Jan
Santa Clara University15-Nov15-Nov1-Feb
San Francisco State University2-Mar
San Diego State University2-Mar
Rutgers University1-Dec
Rollins College1-Nov5-Jan1-Feb
Rochester Institute of Technology1-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Rice University15-Nov1-Mar
Rhodes College15-Nov1-Nov15-Nov1-Jan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute1-Nov15-Dec1-Feb
Reed College15-Nov15-Nov20-Dec15-Jan
Ramapo College of New Jersey1-Mar
Quinnipiac University1-Mar
Purdue University1-Mar
Providence College15-Nov1-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
Princeton University9-Nov1-Feb
Pomona College1-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Pitzer College15-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
Pepperdine University15-Feb
Penn State University1-Dec15-Feb
Oregon State University28-Feb
Ohio University15-Jan
Ohio State University1-Feb
Oglethorpe University15-Nov15-Nov
Occidental College15-Nov1-Jan10-Jan
Oberlin College15-Nov2-Jan15-Feb
Northwestern University1-Dec15-Feb
Northeastern University1-Dec15-Nov15-Jan15-Feb
North Carolina State University1-Mar
New York University15-Nov15-Jan15-Feb
New Jersey Institute of Technology15-Feb
New College of Florida1-Nov
Muhlenberg College1-Feb
Mount Holyoke College20-Nov5-Jan1-Feb
Mississippi State University1-Dec
Milwaukee School of Engineering1-Jan
Middlebury College1-Nov1-Jan1-Feb
Michigan State University1-Mar
Miami University1-Dec1-Feb
McDaniel College15-Nov1-Nov1-Feb1-Mar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology15-Feb
Marquette University1-Feb
Marlboro College1-Mar
Marist College15-Nov15-Feb
Macalester College15-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Loyola University Maryland15-Nov15-Jan
Loyola University Chicago1-Dec1-Mar
Loyola Marymount University15-Jan15-Nov1-Feb
Louisiana State University1-Mar
Lewis & Clark College1-Nov1-Nov15-Jan
Lehigh University1-Nov1-Jan1-Feb
Lawrence University1-Nov31-Oct1-Dec15-Jan
Lake Forest College15-Nov
Lafayette College15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Knox College1-Nov1-Nov1-Dec15-Jan
Kenyon College15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Kalamazoo College15-Nov15-Nov1-Feb15-Jan
Juniata College15-Feb
Johns Hopkins University15-Nov15-Jan
James Madison University1-Mar
Ithaca College15-Jan1-Nov15-Jan
Indiana University15-Apr
Hofstra University15-Nov15-Nov
Hobart and William Smith Colleges15-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
Haverford College15-Nov15-Dec1-Feb
Harvey Mudd College15-Nov5-Jan1-Feb
Harvard University1-Nov1-Feb
Hampshire College15-Jan1-Feb
Hamilton College20-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Gustavus Adolphus College15-Jun
Grinnell College15-Nov1-Jan15-Jan
Goucher College1-Dec15-Nov15-Jan
Gonzaga University1-Feb
Gettysburg College15-Nov15-Jan15-Jan
Georgia State University1-Apr
Georgia Institute of Technology31-Jan
Georgia College and State University1-Jul
Georgetown University1-Feb
George Washington University1-Nov5-Jan5-Jan
George Mason University15-Jan
Furman University5-Jan15-Nov1-Mar
Franklin & Marshall College15-Nov15-Jan1-Feb
Fordham University15-Nov15-Nov7-Feb
Florida State University1-Nov1-Mar
Florida Southern College1-Mar
Florida Institute of Technology1-Mar
Fairfield University1-Dec1-Dec15-Jan15-Jan
Emory University1-Nov1-Jan1-Jan
Emerson College15-Nov15-Apr
Elon University10-Nov1-Nov10-Jan
Eckerd College1-Feb
East Carolina University1-Mar
Earlham College1-Mar