Important Dates

Financial Aid Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Year

  • October 1, 2019 — FAFSA available at www.fafsa.gov. Use 2018 income information on your FAFSA. Certain types of financial aid are available only on a first-come, first-served basis, so do not delay in submitting the FAFSA.
  • February 1, 2020 — Priority deadline: 2020-2021 FAFSA filing, verification documentation submission, and acceptance of aid (if awarded) for the Fall semester. Failure to complete these steps by the priority deadline may delay receipt of your financial aid.

Pell Recalculation Dates:

For purposes of determining final award amounts and disbursement amounts, Georgia Southern University uses a recalculation date for each term.  This date is always the day after the initial drop/add period of the term.  Pell awards and disbursement eligibility are based on the enrollment of the student at that date.

SemesterRecalculation Date
Fall 2020 (August – December)August 21, 2020
Fall Part A (August – October)August 21, 2020
Fall Part B (October – December)
*newly admitted students only
October 16, 2020
Spring 2021 (January – May) January 15, 2021
Spring Part A (January – March) January 15, 2021
Spring Part B (March- May)
*newly admitted students only
March 12, 2021
*Dates are subject to change.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Dates:

Students in violation of satisfactory academic progress standards who want to be considered for financial aid eligibility must submit documentation by certain deadlines, as indicated below. Review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information. Appeals submitted after the final deadline may not be considered until the next semester.

Appeal Submission Deadlines:
Semester/TermDeadline
Fall 2020August 21st
Spring 2021January 15th
Summer 2021May 21st
*Dates are subject to change.

IMPORTANT

Once appeals are received, they will be forwarded to the Satisfactory Academic Progress committee for review. The committees meet weekly to review submitted appeals on a first-come, first-served basis.

YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO PAY YOUR BALANCE DUE TO AVOID CANCELLATION OF YOUR CLASSES WHILE YOUR APPEAL IS PENDING.

Classes will not be held while an appeal is being reviewed.



Book Store Credit Dates:

Students who are expecting a sufficient refund from their financial aid funds may use up to $600 in the book store as a book store credit. Student with a Book Store Credit for a semester have a limited time to utilize the credit before it expires. The time frames for the credit is listed below. It is important to note that changes to your enrollment, aid, and/or eligibility may result in you still owing a balance if the credit is used before the changes are reflected on your invoice. (*The below dates are subject to change)

SemesterBook Store Credit BeginsBook Store Credit Ends
Fall 2020July 31August 26
Spring 2021December 18 January 20
Summer 2021TBDTBD
*Dates are subject to change.


Last updated: 6/26/2020

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