When do I apply?

Deadline dates are one of the most important things to remember when applying for any type of financial aid because generally all aid applications have a priority deadline date. You must reapply for financial aid every year if you want to be considered for federal, state and institutional aid. Generally students should apply in the January or February prior to the Fall semester beginning in August. If deemed eligible, did you know that even if you pay your college bill in full, you can still apply for financial aid and be reimbursed? See the Financial Aid Office for more details.

Here are a few dates to remember:

January 1:
Apply for a PIN number so the federal financial aid form can be completed electronically. Both the student and one parent (if student is dependent) must apply for a PIN also at www.studentaid.gov
January 1 to March 1:
Complete FAFSA for upcoming academic year at www.fafsa.gov. The form does not renew automatically, you must reapply each academic year.
March 1:
Deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for State scholarships.
Mid to Late April:
Deadline to submit the Chesapeake College Institutional Scholarship form in order to be considered for institutional scholarships. This application is available online and the deadline date varies from year to year. Please see the scholarship application for official deadline date. Pay close attention to private scholarship deadlines, they vary.
May 1:
Chesapeake College deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for federal financial aid for the Fall semester. Students can apply anytime during the academic year, but the earlier the application is received, the more financial aid a student may receive based on eligibility.
April 1:
Chesapeake College deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for federal financial aid for the Summer semester. Students can apply anytime during the academic year, but the earlier the application is received, the more financial aid a student may receive based on eligibility.
December 1:
Chesapeake College deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for federal financial aid for the Spring semester. Students can apply anytime during the academic year, but the earlier the application is received, the more financial aid a student may receive based on eligibility.

If there is inaccurate information on this page, please send correction or comments to:  finaid@chesapeake.edu