Financial Aid Deadlines

There are several important dates for financial aid students to remember. Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA early to allow timely processing.

Financial Aid Deadlines by Semester
Semester FAFSA Priority Deadline* FAFSA and all documents submitted by: Financial Aid Award Packaged received by:
Fall January 15th April 1st 15 business days
After April 1st 30 business days
Spring September 15th October 1st 15 business days
After October 1st 30 business days**
Summer April 1st May 1st 15 business days
 
*Students should complete their FAFSA by January 1.  This is the state priority deadline for identifying eligible students to be given priority in receiving awards through the state financial aid programs.

** Lamar State College is closed during Christmas Holiday Break
 
The FAFSA and any required documents need to be submitted by April 1st to allow prompt packaging of the financial aid award.            
By submitting all of your documentation by these priority dates you will be packaged for financial aid before the semester starts.