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Fall/Spring 2020-21 or Fall Only 2020 Application Cycle


  • April 1, 2020
    Fall Financial Aid deadline. Submit your 2020-2021 FAFSA to the federal processor by this date. Exception: new students admitted for the fall term after March 18 must submit their FAFSA within two weeks of their admission date, or be considered late.
  • Late August, 2020
    New students and first-time borrowers should complete their online Entrance Counseling sessions by now. All students must complete Entrance Counseling before receiving federal aid for the first time at CWSL.
  • Late August, 2020
    Fall disbursements are available at the Business Office 1-2 business days prior to the first day of classes (for new students, no earlier than orientation). A student's financial aid file must be complete before a disbursement can be made; students selected for verification must have submitted all their verification documents before their files can be considered complete.

Spring/Summer or Spring Only 2021 application cycle


  • September 30, 2020
    Spring Financial Aid deadline. Submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA to the federal processor by this date. Exception: new students admitted for the spring term after September 16 must submit their 2020-2021 FAFSA within two weeks of their admission date, or be considered late.
  • Late December, 2020 - Early January, 2021
    New students and first-time borrowers should complete their online Entrance Counseling sessions by now. All students must complete Entrance Counseling before receiving federal aid for the first time at CWSL.
  • First week of January, 2021
    Spring disbursements available at the Business Office 1-2 business days prior to the first day of classes. A student's financial aid file must be complete before a disbursement can be made; students selected for verification must have submitted all their verification documents before their files can be considered complete.

Summer/Fall, Summer Only, or Summer Break Work-Study 2020 application cycle


  • February 21, 2020
    Summer Financial Aid deadline. Submit Supplemental Aid Application for Summer to the Financial Aid office. If not already completed, submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA and 2020-2021 FAFSA to the Federal processor by this date. Students who wish to use Federal Work-Study during a summer break where they take no classes should also have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA and 2020-2021 FAFSA.
  • Last week of April, 2020
    Summer disbursements are available through the Student Accounts Office 1-2 business days prior to the first day of classes. (Summer Study Abroad students will not receive aid until shortly before the start of their abroad program.) A student's financial aid file must be complete before a disbursement can be made; students selected for verification must have submitted all their verification documents before their files can be considered complete.