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Office of Financial Aid

Division of Student Affairs

January - Mid

  • Office of Financial Aid, Registration, Bursar, and Housing open until 6:00 pm the week before and after classes start.
  • Aid begins to credit to student accounts as it is received.
  • E-refunds/Direct Deposits will begin.
  • Financial Aid funds are transferred to student ID BUC$ accounts.
  • Last business day before class start - classes will be dropped if you have not confirmed your registration by 6:00 pm.

February 1

  • Deadline to have FAFSA processed to be considered for TN Education Lottery Scholarships for the spring and summer
  • Follow up with your ETSU Email, check your ‘Financial Aid Status’ tab on GoldLink, or with the Office of Financial Aid on your Financial Aid Status.

February - Mid

  • Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust aid based on your enrollment as of census for the Spring Semester. Financial Aid does not pay for audited classes.
  • Instructors must report student class attendance in GoldLink for the Spring Semester.
  • If your attendance has not been reported in GoldLink as “Yes”, you will receive a notification email asking for your assistance in this matter.
  • Summer Aid information emailed to students and application available.

February 15

  • APS Students must have service positions for the Spring Semester.

February - End

  • Instructors must update GoldLink to verify of attendance if requested for the Spring Semester.
  • Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust aid based on your class attendance as reported by instructors in GoldLink for the Spring Semester.

March 1

  • Follow up on GoldLink or with the Office of Financial Aid on your Financial Aid Status. (For GoldLink login instructions see the GoldLink Guide to Financial Aid.)
  • Deadline to apply for most ETSU Scholarships.

April 15

  • Priority date to have FAFSA filed, verification complete, all corrections made, and file ready to package for fall
  • Go online to GoldLinkand check your Financial Aid status frequently.
  • The Office of Financial Aid will begin accepting spouse/dependent fee discount forms for the summer

May - Beginning

  • APS service requirement must be met for the spring

May - Mid

  • Last day to work FWS and RWSP hours to earn funds for spring
  • Students can begin to check their federal aid eligibility including lottery and APS for future semester(s) on GoldLink through the Financial Aid link.
  • Fees are due andConfirmation of Registration if you have registered for classes that begin Pre-Summer, Pre-Summer + Session 1, or the Complete Summer Session.

May 15

June 1

  • All awards on GoldLink must be accepted or declined and all student requirements must be received and complete for aid to be ready at start of fall

July 1

  • URGENT:  Filing your FAFSA after July 1 will delay the receipt of your financial aid, and it may be necessary for you to pay your fees, tuition, and other expenses without financial aid by the fee payment deadline.
  • The Office of Financial Aid will begin accepting spouse/dependent fee discount forms for fall semester

July - Beginning

  • ETSU Bursar/Financial Services Office resumes student refund processes for summer

July - Mid

  • Last day for ETSU to award a TELS Scholarship for current year 2016-2017, including summer
  • Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust financial aid awards based on class enrollment covering the entire summer.
  • Authorized/Memoed (accepted and estimated) aid will show on student accounts. Students can begin to Confirm Registration through GoldLink for fall 

August 1

  • Priority date to have FAFSA Filed, Mid-Year Enrollment Form submitted, verification complete, all corrections made, and file ready to package for spring

August - Mid

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy check for requirements to be met for Federal Financial Aid, including Lottery Scholarship for summer
  • Aid begins to credit to student accounts as it is received.
  • E-refunds/Direct Deposits will begin.
  • Financial Aid funds are transferred to student ID BUC$ accounts.
  • Last business day before class start - classes will be dropped if you have not confirmed your registration by 6:00 pm

September 1

  • Deadline to have FAFSA processed to be considered for TN Education Lottery Scholarship for the fall

September - Beginning

  • Office of Financial Aid will adjust aid based on your registered hours. Financial Aid does not pay for audit classes.
  • Instructors report student class attendance in GoldLink.
  • If your attendance has not been reported in GoldLink as “Yes”, you will receive a notification email asking for your assistance in this matter.

September 15

  • APS Students must have service positions.

September - Mid

  • If your attendance has not been reported in GoldLink as “Yes”, you will receive a notification email asking for your assistance in this matter.
  • Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust aid based on your class attendance as reported by instructors in GoldLink.

October 1

  • Complete FAFSAas soon as possible with accurate income and tax information.
  • TSAA State Grant- January 17th deadline to complete FAFSA for eligibility to be determined for TSAA Grant. Deadline based on state funding eligibility. 

November 1

  • Review your FAFSA If selected for verification, review requirements, print the verification form, and turn in all requirements to the ETSU Office of Financial Aid.
  • Deadline to have FAFSA processed to be considered for TN Education Lottery Scholarships for the spring and summer 

November 15

  • The Office of Financial Aid will begin accepting spouse/dependent fee discount forms for spring

December - Mid

  • APS service work requirement must be met for the fall
  • Students can begin to check their federal aid eligibility including lottery and APS for spring term on GoldLink through the Financial Aid link. Students will receive an email if they are not eligible for certain awards.

 

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