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Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) December 1* (prior to the start of the academic year)
Wright State University Scholarships Deadlines vary. Visit our Scholarships page.
*This is a priority deadline date. FAFSAs will be accepted after this date; however, applicants will not be considered for campus-based aid awards.

2016-2017 Application Schedule

Event Date Additional Information
Begin loading 2016-2017 FAFSAs

February 8, 2016

Students can view the receipt of their FAFSAs in WINGS Express.
Begin processing 2016-2017 FAFSAs

February 15, 2016

Students can view/print any outstanding requirements in WINGS Express.
Begin preparing 2016-2017 Award Notices for undergraduate and graduate students

March 15, 2016

Students can view their Award Notice in WINGS Express.
All outstanding requirments must be processed by the Office of Financial Aid prior to recieving an award notice.

Allow all students to accept or decline their offered financial aid awards on their 2016-2017 Award Notice

March 15, 2016

Students can accept or decline their offered financial aid awards on their Award Notice in WINGS Express.

Disbursement Dates

For a given term, funds are applied directly to the student’s account no sooner than the disbursement dates listed below. Students must also meet other eligibility requirements for their aid to pay to their student account. Please visit the Scholarships, Grants, and Loans pages for additional eligibility requirements. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.

Spring 2016 January 4, 2016
Summer 2016 May 9, 2016
Fall 2016 August 19, 2016
Spring 2017 January 3, 2017

NOTE: For students attending all B term or flex term courses with a start date that occurs after the dates above, your federal student aid can disburse no sooner than ten (10) days prior to your earliest start date for the term. Visit our Receiving Your Aid page for more information.

Document Processing Timelines

Below are estimated timeframes for the processing of financial aid documents submitted to Raider Connect. Click on the links below for more information about each process and process deadlines.

General Processing Timelines

FAFSA Verification 10 business days
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal 10 business days
FAFSA Adjustment* 10 business days
Cost of Attendance Adjustment 10 business days
Dependency Status Appeal 10 business days
Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Verification 10 business days
Release of Information Request 3-5 business days


*Students must complete Verification prior to starting the FAFSA Adjustment.