Financial Aid Priority Processing Dates

To apply for financial aid, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). While students may apply for federal financial aid throughout the year, Ivy Tech has established the following financial aid processing priority dates for each enrollment period. In addition, students that have all of their financial aid requirements completed by the following bookstore priority date will have their aid available to use at the bookstore the first day it opens:

Term Bookstore Priority Date 1st Day of Class Priority Date
Fall June 30 July 15
Spring November 15 December 1
Summer April 15 May 1

In order to ensure priority processing and "on-time" delivery of eligible financial aid, students must apply and return all requested forms/verification paperwork to their Ivy Tech Financial Aid Office by the priority processing date. Meeting the priority date gives Ivy Tech the necessary time to review and process your aid request accurately and on time, as determined by eligibility, so that your aid will be posted by the first day of classes. It does not guarantee that your aid will be available for use at the bookstore prior to the first day of classes. It is recommended that you begin the financial aid application process at least 3-4 weeks before the priority processing date (for example, on or before mid-June for the following Fall semester).

If you have already filed a 2014-2015 FAFSA, you do not need to re-file for the December 1st priority date.

If the semester priority processing date is missed, a student's application will still be accepted and processed, however, your aid will most likely not be posted by the first day of classes. You can still take advantage of paying your tuition through Nelnet in order to meet the College's payment deadline for tuition and fees.