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Dates and Deadlines

2015-2016 Academic Year

August 23, 2015 Fall 2015 Financial Aid disbursement begins.  If you haven't filed yet, file NOW at www.fafsa.gov!
August 27, 2015 Bursar Office begins mailing excess cash checks
September 2, 2015 Fall instruction begins
September 2, 2015 Fall Tuition is due
September 15, 2015 Financial Aid Census Date for determining Pell Grant, Tuition Assistance Grant, FFWS eligibility and credits attempted toward SAP standards.  See Financial Aid Handbook at financialaid.uwm.edu for details. 
Early October First Installment for those on Institutional Payment Plan is Due
October 15, 2015 UWinteriM financial aid information is available at financialaid.uwm.edu. A separate application is required.
Early November Second (final) Installment for those on Institutional Payment Plan is Due.  Holds will be placed on Past Due Accounts shortly after this.
November 15, 2015 (Approximate date) Review for UWinteriM aid eligibility for students enrolled in three UWinteriM credits begins.  Students need to have been enrolled at least half-time in Fall 2015 to be eligible. See financialaid.uwm.edu for details.  A separate application is required. 
December 1, 2015 Last day to apply for fall only financial aid.  Students who will not return for the spring semester must submit the FAFSA by this date to receive aid consideration.
December 17, 2015UWInteriM Financial Aid disbursement begins.
December 21, 2015 Last day a Direct Loan can be accepted for Fall 2015 semester.
December 23, 2015 Last day fall aid can be awarded to a student who will not be enrolled spring semester.
January 1, 2016 First day to Apply for Financial Aid for 2016-2017.  Funds are limited.
January 4, 2016 UWinteriM instruction begins.  Deadline to have all financial aid forms submitted and be registered for 3 credits in order to be considered for financial aid.
January 15, 2016 Spring 2016 Financial Aid disbursement begins.
January 25, 2016 Spring instruction begins.
January 25, 2016 Spring Tuition is Due
February 5, 2016 Financial Aid Census Date for determining Pell Grant, Tuition Assistance Grant, FFWS eligibility and credits attempted toward SAP standards.  See Financial Aid Handbook at financialaid.uwm.edu for details.
Early February First Installment for those on Institutional Payment Plan is Due
March 1, 2016 Financial Aid Priority Filing Date for 2016-2017
Early MarchSecond (final) Installment for those on Institutional Payment Plan is Due. Holds will be placed on Past Due Accounts shortly after this.
March 15, 2016 Summer information is available at financialaid.uwm.edu
March 15-April 1, 2016 Financial Aid awarding for NEW STUDENTS for 2016-2017 begins.  Students may see awards before they are final.  Students will not have access to awards until they receive an email notifying them that awards are available.  Awarding for CONTINUING STUDENTS is anticipated to begin in mid to late May.
May 2, 2016 (Approximate date) Awarding for summer aid begins based on receipt of 2015-2016 FAFSA and at least half-time enrollment.  See financialaid.uwm.edu for details.
May 2, 2016 Last day to apply for 2015-2016 fall/spring and spring only financial aid
May 18, 2016 Last day a Direct Loan can be accepted for spring 2016 semester or fall/spring 2015-2016 loan period.
May 20, 2016 Last day spring 2016 aid can be awarded.
May 23, 2016 Summer Financial Aid disbursement begins.
June 30, 2016 Last day to disburse most 2015-2016 financial aid funds.