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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 searchable table featuring 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, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision applicants.

*Financial Aid Deadline Data collected from institution websites.

Last updated November 2023

InstitutionFA Deadline - Early ActionFA Deadline - Early Decision IFA Deadline - Early Decision IIFA Deadline - Regular Decision (Priority)
138600Agnes Scott CollegeFebruary 1February 1-March 15
210669Allegheny CollegeFebruary 15February 15February 15February 15
131159American UniversityAU-November 15January 15January 15
164465Amherst College-November 15-January 10
197869Appalachian State UniversityApp StateFebruary 1--March 1
104151Arizona State UniversityASU---January 15
100858Auburn UniversityFebruary 15--February 15
164580Babson CollegeNovember 15November 15-February 1
189088Bard CollegeDecember 1December 1February 1February 1
189097Barnard College-November 1-January 15
160977Bates College-November 15January 10January 10
223232Baylor UniversityNovember 1 November 1-February 1
238333Beloit CollegeNovember 1/ December 1--January 15
230816Bennington CollegeJanuary 5January 5January 15January 15
164739Bentley University-November 15January 15January 15
156295Berea College----
164748Berklee College of Music---January 15
196079Binghamton UniversityJanuary 1--January 1
142115Boise State UniversityFebruary 15--February 15
164924Boston CollegeBC-November 1January 3February 1
164988Boston UniversityBU-November 1January 4January 15
161004Bowdoin College-November 15January 5February 1
165015Brandeis University-November 1January 2January 16
230038Brigham Young University-ProvoBYU---June 30
217156Brown University-November 1-February 1
217165Bryant UniversityFebruary 15February 15February 15February 15
211273Bryn Mawr College-November 15January 1January 15
211291Bucknell University-November 15January 15January 15
150163Butler UniversityDecember 1--March 1
110404California Institute of TechnologyCaltechDecember 11--March 16
111081California Institute of the Arts---February 28
110422California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoCal Poly---March 2
110529California State Polytechnic University-Pomona---March 2
110556California State University-Fresno---March 2
110565California State University-Fullerton---March 2
110583California State University-Long BeachApril 2--April 2
110592California State University-Los Angeles---March 2
173258Carleton College-November 15January 15January 15
211440Carnegie Mellon UniversityCMU-November 15January 3February 15
201645Case Western Reserve UniversityNovember 15November 15January 15February 1
131283Catholic University of AmericaDecember 1December 1-February 15
156408Centre CollegeDecember 1November 15-January 15
230852Champlain College-November 28January 2January 15
111948Chapman UniversityMarch 2March 2March 2March 2
112260Claremont McKenna CollegeCMC-November 8January 17January 17
165334Clark UniversityNovember 15November 15January 15January 15
190044Clarkson University-February 1-February 1
217882Clemson UniversityMarch 1--March 1
161086Colby College-November 15January 2January 15
190099Colgate University-November 15January 15January 15
217819College of CharlestonMarch 1March 1March 1March 1
160959College of the AtlanticJanuary 3November 15January 15February 1
166124College of the Holy Cross-November 15January 15January 15
231624College of William and MaryW&M-November 15January 15February 1
126678Colorado CollegeCCNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
126775Colorado School of MinesMarch 1--March 1
126818Colorado State UniversityCSU---March 1
190150Columbia University in the City of New York-November 15-February 15
128902Connecticut College-November 15January 16January 16
190372Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art-December 1-March 31
153162Cornell College---March 1
190415Cornell University-November 15-February 15
181002Creighton UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
190512CUNY Bernard M Baruch College---March 1
190594CUNY Hunter College---April 1
182670Dartmouth College-November 1-February 1
198385Davidson College-November 15January 5January 10
202523Denison University-November 15January 15January 15
144740DePaul UniversityJanuary 1--January 1
150400DePauw UniversityDecember 1November 1January 15February 1
212009Dickinson College-November 15January 15January 15
153269Drake UniversityMarch 1--March 1
184348Drew UniversityDecember 1November 1November 1February 15
212054Drexel UniversityNovember 15November 15-February 15
198419Duke University-November 1-February 1
212106Duquesne UniversityMay 1--May 1
150455Earlham CollegeApril 10--April 10
198464East Carolina UniversityECU---March 1
133492Eckerd CollegeFebruary 1--February 1
212197Elizabethtown College---March 15
198516Elon UniversityJanuary 15January 15-January 15
133553Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University----
165662Emerson CollegeNovember 15November 15January 16February 15
165671Emmanuel CollegeFebruary 1-February 1February 1
139658Emory University-December 6January 10January 31
129242Fairfield UniversityDecember 1December 1January 15January 15
191126Fashion Institute of TechnologyFIT---January 15
133669Florida Atlantic UniversityFAU---January 1
133881Florida Institute of Technology----
133951Florida International UniversityFIUDecember 1--March 1
134079Florida Southern College----
134097Florida State UniversityFSU----
191241Fordham UniversityJanuary 15January 15January 15February 1
212577Franklin and Marshall CollegeF&M-November 15January 15January 15
441982Franklin W Olin College of Engineering---February 15
218070Furman UniversityDecember 15November 15January 15February 15
232186George Mason UniversityGMUFebruary 1--February 1
131469George Washington UniversityGWU-November 1January 5January 5
131496Georgetown UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
139861Georgia College & State UniversityJanuary 1--January 1
139755Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia TechJanuary 31--January 31
139940Georgia State University---June 1
212674Gettysburg CollegeDecember 1November 15January 15January 15
235316Gonzaga University---February 1
162654Goucher CollegeDecember 1--January 15
153384Grinnell College-November 15January 5January 15
212805Grove City College-April 15April 15April 15
173647Gustavus Adolphus CollegeNovember 1--February 1
191515Hamilton College-November 20January 15January 15
166018Hampshire CollegeJanuary 15January 15January 15January 15
150756Hanover CollegeApril 15--April 15
166027Harvard UniversityNovember 1--February 1
115409Harvey Mudd CollegeHMC-November 15January 5February 1
212911Haverford College-November 15January 5January 15
107080Hendrix CollegeNovember 15--February 1
170286Hillsdale College----
191630Hobart William Smith CollegesNovember 15November 15January 15February 1
191649Hofstra UniversityNovember 15--November 15
170301Hope CollegeMarch 1--March 1
131520Howard UniversityHUNovember 1November 1-February 15
145725Illinois Institute of TechnologyIITJune 30June 30June 30June 30
145646Illinois Wesleyan UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
151351Indiana University-BloomingtonIUBApril 15--April 15
153603Iowa State University---January 3
191968Ithaca CollegeJanuary 15November 1November 1January 15
232423James Madison UniversityJMUMarch 1--March 1
162928Johns Hopkins UniversityJHU-November 15January 15January 15
213251Juniata CollegeFebruary 15January 15-February 15
170532Kalamazoo CollegeMarch 1March 1-March 1
155399Kansas State University---March 1
203535Kenyon College-November 15January 15January 15
169983Kettering UniversityMarch 1--March 1
146427Knox CollegeNovember 1/ December 1November 1-January 15
213385Lafayette College-November 15January 15February 1
146481Lake Forest CollegeMarch 1March 1March 1March 1
239017Lawrence UniversityJanuary 22November 8-January 22
192323Le Moyne CollegeFebruary 15--February 15
213543Lehigh University-November 1January 1January 15
209056Lewis & Clark CollegeJanuary 15January 15-January 15
159391Louisiana State UniversityLSU---June 30
117946Loyola Marymount UniversityLMUJanuary 15November 15January 15February 1
146719Loyola University ChicagoLUCMarch 1--March 1
163046Loyola University MarylandNovember 15November 15January 15February 1
173902Macalester CollegeNovember 6November 6January 8January 23
161299Maine Maritime Academy----
192819Marist CollegeFebruary 1February 1February 1February 15
239105Marquette UniversityJanuary 15--January 15
166683Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMITNovember 30--February 15
140447Mercer UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
204024Miami University-OxfordFebruary 1February 1February 1February 1
171100Michigan State UniversityMSU----
171128Michigan Technological University---March 1
230959Middlebury College-November 15January 3February 1
239318Milwaukee School of EngineeringMSOE---March 1
176080Mississippi State University---April 1
178411Missouri University of Science and TechnologyMUST---February 1
180461Montana State University---February 1
140553Morehouse CollegeFebruary 15February 15-February 15
166939Mount Holyoke CollegeMHC-November 15January 3January 17
214175Muhlenberg CollegeDecember 1December 1February 1February 1
262129New College of FloridaDecember 1--December 1
185828New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNJITMarch 15March 15March 15March 15
187967New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyNMIT---March 1
193900New York UniversityNYU-November 15January 15February 20
199193North Carolina State UniversityNC StateFebruary 15--February 15
167358Northeastern UniversityDecember 1November 15January 15February 15
147767Northwestern University-December 1-February 1
204501Oberlin College-November 15January 2January 15
120254Occidental CollegeOxy-November 15January 10January 10
204796Ohio State UniversityOSUFebruary 15--February 15
204857Ohio UniversityOUFebruary 15--February 15
204909Ohio Wesleyan UniversityJanuary 15January 15-January 15
209542Oregon State UniversityOSUFebruary 28--February 28
214777Pennsylvania State UniversityPSU; Penn StateFebruary 15--February 15
121150Pepperdine UniversityNovember 1--February 15
121257Pitzer College-November 15January 6January 6
121345Pomona College-November 15January 15January 15
194578Pratt Institute-Main----
186131Princeton UniversityNovember 9--February 1
217402Providence CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15February 1
243780Purdue University-Main CampusApril 15--April 15
130226Quinnipiac UniversityMarch 1January 15-March 1
186201Ramapo College of New JerseyMarch 15March 15-March 15
209922Reed CollegeNovember 1November 1December 20January 15
194824Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteRPIDecember 1November 1December 15February 1
217493Rhode Island School of DesignRISD-November 15-February 15
221351Rhodes CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15January 15
227757Rice University-November 15-February 1
195003Rochester Institute of TechnologyRIT-November 1January 1January 15
136950Rollins College-December 15February 1April 1
152318Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyRHITApril 15--April 15
184782Rowan University---April 15
186371Rutgers University-CamdenFebruary 15--February 15
186380Rutgers University-New BrunswickRUFebruary 15--February 15
186399Rutgers University-NewarkFebruary 15--February 15
183239Saint Anselm CollegeDecember 1December 1-February 15
179159Saint Louis UniversitySLUFebruary 1February 1February 1February 1
231059Saint Michael's CollegeMarch 1--March 1
122409San Diego State UniversitySDSU---March 2
122755San Jose State UniversitySJSU---April 2
122931Santa Clara UniversitySCUNovember 15November 15November 15February 1
195304Sarah Lawrence CollegeSLCNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
123165Scripps College-November 15February 1February 1
236595Seattle UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
195474Siena College----
167783Simmons University----
195526Skidmore College-November 15January 15January 15
167835Smith College-November 15January 2January 25
399911Soka University of AmericaFebruary 15--February 15
228246Southern Methodist UniversitySMUNovember 1November 1January 15February 15
228343Southwestern UniversityApril 1December 1-April 1
195216St Lawrence UniversitySLUFebruary 1February 1-February 1
174844St Olaf CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
163976St. John's CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15February 1
245652St. John's CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15February 1
163912St. Mary's College of MarylandMarch 1March 1-March 1
243744Stanford UniversityNovember 15--February 15
196176State University of New York at New PaltzMarch 1--March 1
137546Stetson UniversityFebruary 15January 1-April 1
186867Stevens Institute of TechnologyDecember 1December 1January 5February 1
167996Stonehill CollegeJanuary 15January 15February 1February 15
196097Stony Brook UniversityFebruary 15--February 15
196219SUNY at Purchase College----
196167SUNY College at Geneseo---February 1
196103SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry---March 1
216287Swarthmore College-November 15January 4January 4
196413Syracuse University-November 15-January 5
216339Temple UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
228723Texas A & M University-College Station---March 15
228875Texas Christian UniversityTCUNovember 1November 1February 1February 1
229115Texas Tech UniversityDecember 1--March 15
187134The College of New JerseyTCNJ-February 15February 15February 15
206589The College of WoosterDecember 15November 1January 15February 15
193654The New SchoolFebruary 1--February 1
100751The University of Alabama---December 1
180489The University of Montana---April 15
137847The University of Tampa----
221759The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleUTKFebruary 15--February 15
228778The University of Texas at AustinUT AustinMarch 15--March 15
228787The University of Texas at DallasUTD; UT DallasMarch 15--March 15
221519The University of the SouthJanuary 31January 31January 31January 31
124292Thomas Aquinas College---March 2
216366Thomas Jefferson UniversityJanuary 30--January 30
164076Towson UniversityFebruary 1--February 1
130590Trinity College-November 15January 17January 17
229267Trinity UniversityNovember 1November 1February 1February 1
178615Truman State University----
168148Tufts University-November 15January 15February 1
160755Tulane University of LouisianaDecember 15November 15December 15February 15
196866Union CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
128328United States Air Force AcademyUSAFA----
130624United States Coast Guard AcademyUSCGA----
197027United States Merchant Marine Academy----
197036United States Military AcademyUSMA----
164155United States Naval Academy----
196088University at BuffaloMarch 1--March 1
100663University of Alabama at BirminghamUABDecember 1--December 1
104179University of ArizonaUA---April 1
106397University of ArkansasDecember 1--December 1
110635University of California-BerkeleyUCB: UC Berkeley---March 2
110644University of California-DavisUCD; UC Davis---March 2
110653University of California-IrvineUCI; UC Irvine---March 2
110662University of California-Los AngelesUCLA---March 2
445188University of California-MercedUC MercedMarch 2--March 2
110671University of California-RiversideUCR; UC Riverside---March 2
110680University of California-San DiegoUCSD; UC San Diego---March 2
110705University of California-Santa BarbaraUCSB; UC Santa Barbara---March 2
110714University of California-Santa CruzUCSC; UC Santa Cruz---March 2
132903University of Central FloridaUCF---December 1
144050University of ChicagoUChicagoNovember 15November 15January 15February 15
201885University of Cincinnati-Main Campus----
126614University of Colorado BoulderFebruary 15--February 15
129020University of ConnecticutUConn---February 15
224323University of DallasJanuary 15--January 15
130943University of DelawareUDFebruary 15--February 15
127060University of DenverUDNovember 26November 15January 25February 5
134130University of FloridaUF---June 30
139959University of GeorgiaUGAFebruary 1--February 1
225511University of Houston---March 15
142285University of IdahoJune 30--June 30
145600University of Illinois at ChicagoUICFebruary 15--February 15
145637University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUIUCMarch 15--March 15
153658University of IowaFebruary 1--February 1
155317University of KansasKUFebruary 1--February 1
157085University of KentuckyUKFebruary 15--February 15
157289University of Louisville----
161253University of MaineMarch 1--March 1
232681University of Mary WashingtonFebruary 1February 1-February 1
163268University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyUMBCMarch 1--March 1
163286University of Maryland-College ParkUMDMarch 1--March 1
166629University of Massachusetts-AmherstUMass AmherstMarch 1--March 1
166638University of Massachusetts-BostonUMass BostonMarch 1--March 1
166513University of Massachusetts-LowellUMass LowellMarch 1--March 1
135726University of MiamiUMNovember 15November 15January 1January 1
170976University of MichiganUMichDecember 15--March 31
174233University of Minnesota-Duluth---February 1
174251University of Minnesota-Morris---March 1
174066University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesUMNMarch 1--March 1
176017University of MississippiOle Miss---March 1
178396University of Missouri-ColumbiaMizzou---February 7
181464University of Nebraska-LincolnUNL---May 1
182281University of Nevada-Las VegasUNLV---November 15
182290University of Nevada-RenoUNRFebruary 15--February 15
183044University of New HampshireUNHMarch 1--March 1
199111University of North Carolina at AshevilleUNC AshevilleMarch 1--March 1
199120University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUNC Chapel HillMarch 1--March 1
199139University of North Carolina at CharlotteUNCC; UNC Charlotte---January 1
199148University of North Carolina at GreensboroUNCG; UNC GreensboroFebruary 15--February 15
199218University of North Carolina WilmingtonUNC WilmingtonJanuary 15--January 1
152080University of Notre DameUNDDecember 15--February 15
207500University of OklahomaOUDecember 1--December 1
209551University of OregonMarch 1--March 1
215062University of PennsylvaniaUPenn-November 6-February 1
215293University of Pittsburgh---May 15
209825University of PortlandFebruary 15--February 15
236328University of Puget SoundNovember 1November 1-January 15
121691University of RedlandsMarch 2--March 2
217484University of Rhode IslandURIMarch 1--March 1
233374University of RichmondNovember 15November 15February 1February 1
195030University of Rochester-December 1-February 15
122436University of San DiegoUSD---March 2
122612University of San FranciscoUSFFebruary 1February 1February 1February 1
215929University of ScrantonFebruary 2 --February 2
218663University of South CarolinaUSCApril 1--April 1
137351University of South FloridaUSFMarch 1--March 1
123961University of Southern CaliforniaUSCJanuary 12--February 7
174914University of St Thomas----
231174University of VermontUVM----
234076University of VirginiaUVADecember 1November 15-February 1
377555University of Washington-Bothell CampusFebruary 28--February 28
236948University of Washington-SeattleUW---February 28
240444University of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison----
216524Ursinus CollegeNovember 1December 1February 1February 1
221999Vanderbilt UniversityVandy-November 2December 1February 1
197133Vassar College-November 15January 1February 1
216597Villanova UniversityDecember 1November 15January 15January 15
234030Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVCU---February 1
233921Virginia TechVirginia TechMarch 1--March 1
152673Wabash College----
199847Wake Forest UniversityNovember 15November 15January 1January 1
234207Washington and Lee UniversityW&L; WLU-December 1January 15February 15
164216Washington CollegeMarch 1March 1-March 1
236939Washington State UniversityWSU---March 31
179867Washington University in St LouisWashU-November 15January 12February 1
168218Wellesley College-November 1January 1January 15
168227Wentworth Institute of TechnologyFebruary 1--March 1
130697Wesleyan University-November 15January 1January 15
216764West Chester University of Pennsylvania---February 1
238032West Virginia UniversityWVU---March 1
125727Westmont CollegeMarch 2--March 2
149781Wheaton College (IL)November 15--February 15
168281Wheaton College (MA)February 1February 1February 1February 1
237057Whitman College-November 15January 10January 15
125763Whittier CollegeApril 1--April 1
210401Willamette UniversityFebruary 1February 1-February 1
168342Williams College-November 15-January 8
218973Wofford CollegeJanuary 15January 15-January 15
168421Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWPIDecember 1/ February 1December 1February 1March 1
130794Yale UniversityNovember 1--February 15
197708Yeshiva UniversityYU---February 1

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