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Dates and Deadlines


2014-2015 Academic Year

March 1, 2015 Financial Aid Priority Filing Date for 2015-2016
March 15, 2015 Summer information is available under ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ link on financialaid.uwm.edu.
March 15-April 1, 2015 Financial Aid awarding for NEW STUDENTS for 2015-2016 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 1, 2015 (Approximate date) Awarding for summer aid begins based on receipt of 2014-2015 FAFSA and at least half-time enrollment. See ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ link on financialaid.uwm.edu for details.
May 1, 2015 Last day to apply for 2014-2015 fall/spring and spring only financial aid
May 13, 2015 Last day a Direct Loan can be accepted for spring 2015 semester or fall/spring 2014-2015 loan period.
May 15, 2015 Last day spring 2015 aid can be awarded
May 18, 2015 Summer Financial Aid disbursement begins.
June 30, 2015 Last day to disburse most 2014-2015 financial aid funds.

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, 2015
UWInteriM Financial Aid disbursement begins.
December 17, 2014
UWInteriM Financial Aid disbursement begins.
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 2015-2016.  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
March 15, 2016
Summer information is available at financialaid.uwm.edu
March 15-April 1, 2016
Financial Aid awarding for NEW STUDENTS for 2015-2016 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 1, 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 1, 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.