Upcoming Deadlines

File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably one month prior to the dates shown in the table below to allow adequate time for processing. Applications received before the priority date shown in the table below will be considered for the maximum amount of grant aid. Applications received before the guarantee date will be processed prior to the start of the registration period.

Semester Attending: Fall 2023 or Spring 2024
You must have a completed 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Financial Aid Office to apply for financial aid.

Semester Priority Date: Guarantee Date:
Fall May 15 July 7
Spring September 15 November 3
Summer March 15 March 31

Please note: Financial aid, including loans, will continue to be offered after these dates. However, aid will only be on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you apply for aid after the guarantee date, your aid may not be in place prior to the start of registration.

Charging Bookstore Purchases to Financial Aid

You may purchase books and supplies with financial aid that remains after tuition and fees are deducted. You will be required to submit a digital a Bookstore Authorization. This authorization can be accessed via your myBrightpoint Financial Aid To-Do list. Upon successful submission, you will be able to visit the Brightpoint bookstore during the timeframes below with your Student ID number and your schedule of classes.

Semester Attending: Summer 2024
Book Charges: May 6 - June 18, 2024

You should plan to purchase all books and supplies during these times. There will be no book charges after the date listed above. If the books you need are on back-order, you should speak with bookstore management for special arrangements.

If you want to drop a class and return books, you must return your books before you drop the class. Your original receipt and a copy of your class schedule will be required for all returns and exchanges.

Textbooks, including rental, may be refunded with receipt and a copy of your class schedule within seven calendar days from the start of classes or within two days of purchase thereafter.

Digital access codes are non-refundable once they have been registered, it is advisable to take advantage any publishers' temporary "Free Trial" access for the first week of class. Non-textbook items may be refunded or exchanged with original receipt within 30 days of the sale but no later than the date listed above, providing the merchandise is in resalable condition.

All returned items must be unopened and/or unused, in like new condition and contain all original packaging and accessories.

Census Dates

The term "Census Date" refers to the point at which your enrollment is locked for financial aid purposes. At this point in the term, credit hours are locked and financial aid for the term is adjusted to reflect the official number of enrolled credits.

Students are encouraged to register for all courses they wish to take during the entire semester by the term census because grant eligibility is calculated based on enrollment as of the term census. Grant aid will not be increased for classes added after the term census.

Late financial aid applicants who are awarded for the first time after the term census will only be awarded once they are enrolled and their award will be based on their enrollment at that time. If you are a late financial aid applicant and are unable to make payment arrangements before the payment deadline, you should register for all the courses you plan to take during the semester at one time and then contact the Financial Aid Office immediately after you register to have your aid eligibility determined.

Spring 2024 Census Date: February 2
Summer 2024 Census Date: May 31