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Fall/Spring 2017-18 or Fall Only 2017 Application Cycle


  • April 3, 2017
    Fall Financial Aid deadline. Submit your California Western Financial Aid application to the Financial Aid office. Submit your 2017-2018 FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA to the federal processor by this date. Exception: new students admitted for the fall term after March 20 must submit their California Western Financial Aid application and FAFSA within two weeks of their admission date, or be considered late.
  • Late August, 2017
    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, 2017
    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 2018 application cycle


  • September 29, 2017
    Spring Financial Aid deadline. Submit California Western Financial Aid spplication to the Financial Aid office. Submit your 2017-2018 FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA to the federal processor by this date. Exception: new students admitted for the spring term after September 15 must submit their California Western Financial Aid application and FAFSA within two weeks of their admission date, or be considered late.
  • Late December, 2017 - Early January, 2018
    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, 2018
    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 2017 application cycle


  • February 17, 2017
    Summer Financial Aid deadline. Submit California Western Financial Aid application to the Financial Aid office. If not already completed, submit your 2016-2017 FAFSA or Renewal 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 submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA.
  • Last week of April/First week of May, 2017
    Summer disbursements are available at the Business 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.