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Important Dates

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  Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
Priority Filing Date 7/01/2016 11/01/2016 4/01/2017
Semester Start Date 8/20/2016 1/14/2017 5/30/2017
Semester End Date 12/16/2016 5/12/2017 8/03/2017
Pell Census Date 8/30/2016 1/24/2017 6/02/2017
Consortium Agreements Due  8/30/2016 1/24/2017 6/02/2017
Book Advance Dates 9 days before the start of the semester*
*This is the earliest timeframe in which book advances will begin to be processed. The processing timeframe may be impacted by holiday and/or weekends. The release date is based on a student's individual class start dates. See http://my.maricopa.edu/book-advances/ for more information.

Other Important Deadline Dates 

Fall Semester 2016
July 1, 2016 Priority filing date for new and continuing students to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA application and any Financial Aid To Do items on the my.maricopa.edu self-service site. Students who submit all required paperwork by the priority date will have their application reviewed before the tuition due date. Applications received after this date will still be considered for aid, but the student will not receive their award letter until after the start of the semester. Students who file after the priority date should be prepared to use their own funds to pay for their tuition and fees prior to the tuition due date.
August 20, 2016 Fall classes begin.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past the below listed dates, students should plan accordingly.
August 26, 2016 Deadline to electronically accept award notification and complete any Financial Aid To Do items (Direct Loan counseling, Master Promissory Note) to have financial aid available for earliest disbursement (exception is first time, first year 30 day delay loan recipients).
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past the below listed dates, students should plan accordingly.
August 30, 2016 Fall Pell Census date. A student must register for all classes by this deadline to be considered in determining final Pell Grant amount for the semester. Courses also include those recognized through the completion of a consortium agreement. If a student registers for additional courses after this date, additional Pell Grant cannot be awarded. Pell awards for financial aid applications received after this date will be calculated based on the student's enrollment at the time the application is complete.
September 2, 2016 Earliest date that fall semester aid can be applied toward paying fall fees.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
September 5 -
September 16, 2016
Estimated date fall financial aid refunds will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details on how you would like to receive your refund.
September 20, 2016 Estimated date first time, first year 30 day delay loan recipients will have the fall semester loan applied toward paying fall fees and refunds will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details to sign up for how you would like to receive your refund.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
October 14, 2016 Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals for Progress Measurement and Grade Point Average Measurement and Appeals for Maximum Timeframe. Requests submitted after this date will be considered for the following semester.
October 19, 2016 Estimated date second disbursement of fall loan financial aid refunds, for students attending ONLY fall semester, will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details on how you would like to receive your refund.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
December 2, 2016 Last day to submit documents (tax returns, verification worksheet, etc.) needed to complete your fall 2016 financial aid file.
December 16, 2016 Last day of the fall semester.
Spring Semester 2017
November 1, 2016 Priority filing date for new and continuing students to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA application and any Financial Aid To Do items on the my.maricopa.edu self-service site. Students who submit all required paperwork by the priority date will have their application reviewed before the tuition due date. Applications received after this date will still be considered for aid, but the student will not receive their award letter until after the start of the semester. Students who file after the priority date should be prepared to use their own funds to pay for their tuition and fees prior to the tuition due date.
January 14, 2017 Spring classes begin.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past the below listed dates, students should plan accordingly.
January 19, 2017 Deadline to electronically accept award notification and complete any Financial Aid To Do items (Direct Loan counseling, Master Promissory Note) to have financial aid available for earliest disbursement (exception is first time, first year 30 day delay loan recipients).
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past the below listed dates, students should plan accordingly.
January 24, 2017 Spring Pell Census date. A student must register for all classes by this deadline to be considered in determining final Pell Grant amount for the semester. Courses also include those recognized through the completion of a consortium agreement. If a student registers for additional courses after this date, additional Pell Grant cannot be awarded. Pell awards for financial aid applications received after this date will be calculated based on the student's enrollment at the time the application is complete.
January 27, 2017 Earliest date that spring semester aid can be applied toward paying spring fees.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
January 30 -
February 10, 2017
Estimated date spring financial aid refunds will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details on how you would like to receive your refund.
February 15, 2017 Estimated date first time, first year 30 day delay loan recipients will have the spring semester loan applied toward paying spring fees and refunds will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details to sign up for how you would like to receive your refund.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
March 10, 2017 Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals for Progress Measurement and Grade Point Average Measurement and Appeals for Maximum Timeframe. Requests submitted after this date will be considered for the following semester.
March 15, 2017 Estimated date second disbursement of spring loan financial aid refunds, for students attending ONLY spring semester, will be processed by the college. You will receive notification with details on how you would like to receive your refund.
NOTE: Students with late starting and/or modular classes may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursement delayed past this date, students should plan accordingly.
April 28, 2017 Last day to submit documents (tax returns, verification worksheet, etc.) needed to complete your spring 2015 financial aid file.
May 12, 2017 Last day of the spring semester.