Financial Aid Calendar

Undergraduate Financial Aid Calendar 2016-2017

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Dates 

Freshmen/Transfers 

Returning Students 

January 1, 2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available online at www.fafsa.gov . Please have tax information for 2015 available (or good estimates) before completing. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available online at www.fafsa.gov . Please have tax information for 2015 available (or good estimates) before completing.
Early January 2016 Wheaton College institutional financial aid application available online. Please complete FAFSA first. Wheaton College institutional financial aid application available online. Please complete FAFSA first.
February 1, 2016 Illinois residents are encouraged to file their FAFSA by February 1st for maximum state grant consideration. Illinois residents are encouraged to file their FAFSA by February 1st for maximum state grant consideration.

Prospective Freshmen

February 15, 2016

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, 2016

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.
Late January-early February, 2016 Prospective students whose files are complete start receiving notification of financial aid awards.  
April 15, 2016   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, 2016 Deadline for prospective students to pay advance deposit to Admissions Office.  
Late-May, June  2016   Returning students start receiving notification of financial aid awards.
June 2016 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, 2016 Financial aid award response due if award amounts are to appear on bill. Submit online through myWheaton.  
July 2016, first week First invoice mailed from Student Accounts for fall semester. First invoice mailed from Student Accounts for fall semester.
July 2016

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

First-time borrowers only:

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

August 18-19, 2016 New student orientation  
August 24, 2016

First day of classes
Payment for fall semester due.

First day of classes.
Payment for fall semester due.
August 25, 2016 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 2016 Transfer students for spring 2017 should apply for financial aid if interested. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FAFSA AND INSTITUTIONAL AID APPLICATION IS NOVEMBER 1ST, 2016.  
November 2016 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 2016, first week Invoice mailed from Student Accounts for spring semester. Invoice mailed from Student Accounts for spring semester.

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