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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 follow up with your Financial Aid Counselor regarding your status.

February 

  • Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust aid based on your enrollment as of census for the for the current term. Financial Aid does not pay for audited classes.
  • Instructors report student class attendance in GoldLink.
  • Office of Financial Aid will begin to adjust aid based on your class attendance as reported by instructors 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.
  • Summer Aid information emailed to students and application available.

February 15

  • APS Students must have service positions.

February - End

March 1

April 15

  • Priority date to have FAFSA filed, verification complete, all corrections made, and file ready to package for fall.
  • Go online to GoldLink and check your Financial Aid status frequently.

May - Beginning

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 and Confirmation 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.

June-Mid

  • All financial aid authorizations and disbursements are suspended for closeout of fiscal year.

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 the upcoming academic year.

July - Beginning

  • ETSU Bursar/Financial Services Office resumes disbursement and refund processes.

July - Mid

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

August 1

  • Priority date to have FAFSA Filed, verification complete, all corrections made, and file ready to award for spring.

August - Mid

  • End of summer term evaluation for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • 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

  • FAFSA for next academic year is available for completion. Apply as soon as possible!
  • TSAA  State Grant- January 17th deadline to complete FAFSA for eligibility to be determined for TSAA Grant. Deadline based on state funding eligibility. 
  • Submission of Mid-Year Enrollment Form for spring attendance begins.

November 1

  • Review your FAFSA. If selected for verification, follow up on your financial aid status for requirements through GoldLink, read your ETSU Email frequently, 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.

December - Mid

 

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