Timeline

Please note that all notification and disbursement dates are approximate. These dates are dependent on the timely receipt of all application materials and the completion of all outstanding requirements. 

 

August 24, 2020

  • Financial aid for the Fall 2020 semester will disburse.

October 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

  • Deadline for Spring 2021 Transfer applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.

November 15, 2020

  • Deadline for Early Action applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.
  • Deadline for Early Decision I applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.

December 5, 2020

  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Spring 2021 Transfer applicants if all materials have been received on time.

December 15, 2020

  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Early Decision I applicants if all materials have been received on time.

January 19, 2021

  • Financial aid for the Spring 2021 semester will disburse.

January 29, 2021

  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Early Action applicants if all materials have been received on time.

February 1, 2021

  • Deadline for Early Decision II applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.
  • Deadline for Regular Decision applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.

February 15, 2021

  • Deadline for Fall 2021 transfer applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.
  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Early Decision II applicants if all materials have been received on time.

March/April 2021

  • If applying for summer loans, submit 2021-22 application materials and loan applications in March. Summer loan applications must be received at least six weeks prior to start of classes. Visit Summer Financial Aid for more information.

April 1, 2021

  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Regular Decision applicants if all materials have been received on time.

April 15, 2021

  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Fall 2021 Transfer applicants if all materials have been received on time.
  • Deadline for Fall 2021 (Space-Available) Transfer applicants to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.

May 15, 2021

  • Deadline for returning students to submit need-based financial aid applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Visit How to Apply for more information.
June 15, 2021
  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to returning students if all materials have been received on time.
  • Financial aid offer notifications sent to Fall 2021 (Space-Available) Transfer applicants if all materials have been received on time.

June/July 2021

  • Ensure academic year Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans have been accepted/declined via Bannerweb. Apply for Parent PLUS loans via studentaid.gov if you wish to borrow a parent PLUS loan.
  • Summer Financial Aid will be paid in one disbursement at the beginning of the student’s summer enrollment.

July 31, 2021

  • Deadline for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) application for Virginia residents for the 2021-22 academic year. Students who are currently receiving VTAG at the University of Richmond do not need to submit another application in subsequent years.