Financial Aid Timeline

October 1 

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
First date to complete next year's FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Complete your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). The IRS DRT allows financial tax return information from the IRS website to be loaded directly into required financial question fields on the FAFSA website. 

Receive BearID
Once deposited, you may use your BearID to activate your Baylor email account and set your BearWeb PIN.

February 1

FAFSA Priority Date
FAFSA results received prior to February 1 will be given priority consideration for all forms of financial aid. Some funding is limited, so it's important to file by this date in order to receive the best financial aid package. 

Aid Notifications
Date we will begin sending financial aid notifications to incoming students.

May 1

FAFSA Completion
File your FAFSA by this date to ensure that all available aid is applied to your fall bill when it is produced. You can still file the FAFSA after this date, but you may not have financial aid funds available to apply to your bill by the due date. 

Verification Priority Date
If you were selected for verification and have submitted all required documents by this date, we will be able to finalize your aid before your fall bill is produced. You can still submit required documents after this date, but you may not have financial aid funds available to apply to your bill by the due date. Check BearWeb for your financial aid status.

Enrollment Deposit Deadline
You should pay your enrollment deposit by 5:00 p.m. CST on May 1 to secure your spot in the incoming fall class. Deposits are non-refundable after this date.

May 15

Review Your Loan Options
You need to begin applying for all loan types by this date since additional steps are required for each loan. If you decide to pursue PLUS or alternative loans, you should allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing by your lender and our office.

Early July

Fall Semester Bills Available
Cashier's office sends semester bills. Please note that your financial aid will not be reflected on your bill unless you have completed all requirements with our office. Check BearWeb for your financial aid status.

July 31

Fall Bill Due Date
You must complete your financial settlement by confirming your attendance in BearWeb and paying at least the minimum amount due on your semester bill by this date.

Early December

Spring Semester Bills Available
Cashier's office sends semester bills. Please note that your financial aid will not be reflected on your bill unless you have completed all requirements with our office. Check BearWeb for your financial aid status.

December 20

Spring Bill Due Date
You must complete your financial settlement by confirming your attendance in BearWeb and paying at least the minimum amount due on your semester bill by this date.