Financial Aid Calendar

Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar 2015-2016

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Dates 

Freshmen/Transfers 

Returning Students 

January 1, 2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available online at www.fafsa.gov . Please have tax information for 2014 available (or good estimates) before completing. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available online at www.fafsa.gov . Please have tax information for 2014 available (or good estimates) before completing.
Early January 2015 Wheaton College institutional financial aid application available online. Please complete FAFSA first. Wheaton College institutional financial aid application available online. Please complete FAFSA first.

Prospective Freshmen

February 15, 2015

Priority deadline for both the FAFSA and the institutional application. If additional items are requested, please provide them as soon as possible. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and awards cannot be processed until a file is complete. File should be complete by March 15.  

Transfers

March 1, 2015

Priority deadline for both the FAFSA and the institutional application. If additional items are requested, please provide them as soon as possible. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and awards cannot be processed until a file is complete.  Note for continuing students who have state funding: Certain state funding is subject to availability. We encourage families who wish consideration for state funding to apply earlier than the April 15 priority deadline.
Early-March 2015 Prospective students whose files are complete start receiving notification of financial aid awards.  
April 15, 2015   Priority deadline for returning students. File must be complete (FAFSA, institutional application and any requested verification documents). Applications will be accepted after this date, but April 15 is the deadline for students to have full consideration for Wheaton funds.
May 1, 2015 Deadline for prospective students to pay advance deposit to Admissions Office.  
Mid-May 2015   Returning students start receiving notification of financial aid awards.
June 2015 Enrollment for Wheaton Installment Program (WIP). For details, contact Student Accounts at 630-752-5801. Enrollment for Wheaton Installment Program (WIP). For details, contact Student Accounts at 630 752-5801.
July 1, 2015 Financial aid award response due if award amounts are to appear on bill. Submit online through myWheaton.  
July 2015, first week First invoice mailed from Student Accounts for fall semester. First invoice mailed from Student Accounts for fall semester.
July 2015

Federal Perkins Loans: Students need to complete entrance counseling and sign master promissory note online.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Students need to complete loan entrance counseling and master promissory note online >>.

First-time borrowers only:

Federal Perkins Loans: Students need to complete entrance counseling and sign master promissory note online.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Students need to complete loan entrance counseling and master promissory note online >>.

August 20-21, 2015 New student orientation  
August 26, 2015

First day of classes
Payment for fall semester due.

First day of classes.
Payment for fall semester due.
August 27, 2015 Job Fair for on- and off-campus jobs including work-study positions  Job Fair for on- and off-campus jobs including work-study positions
October-November 2015 Transfer students for spring 2016 should apply for financial aid if interested. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FAFSA AND INSTITUTIONAL AID APPLICATION IS NOVEMBER 1ST, 2015.  
November 2015 Registration for spring semester. Fall balance must be paid before students can register. Registration for spring semester. Fall balance must be paid before students can register.
December 2015, first week Invoice mailed from Student Accounts for spring semester. Invoice mailed from Student Accounts for spring semester.

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