Financial Aid Deadlines

It’s important to pay attention to financial aid deadlines.  Email us if you have questions or schedule a Zoom appointment.  Remember you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

Semester Priority Deadline Preferred Deadline Final Deadline
Summer 2024 May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024 July 15, 2024
Fall 2024 July 1, 2024 July 1, 2024 November 1, 2024
Spring 2025 November 1, 2024 December 1, 2024 April 1, 2025
Summer 2025 May 1, 2025 May 1, 2025 July 15, 2025
Fall 2025 February 1, 2025 July 1, 2025 November 1, 2025
Spring 2026 November 1, 2025 December 1, 2025 April 1, 2026

FAFSA Deadlines

Final Deadline to file the 2023-2024 FAFSA: June 30, 2024
Final Deadline to file the 2024-2025 FAFSA: June 30, 2025

Which FAFSA Do I Submit?

Semester Attending FAFSA Required Federal Tax Return
Fall 2023 2023-2024 2021 Federal Tax Return
Spring 2024
Summer 2024
Fall 2024 2024-2025 2022 Federal Tax Return
Spring 2025
Summer 2025

Deadline Definitions

Priority Deadline

Submitting your FAFSA results to UA Little Rock by this date will enable you to be considered for maximum Campus-Based Financial Aid such as the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and Federal Work Study (FWS) funds.

Preferred Deadline

The following items must be complete by this date in order for your financial aid award eligibility to be determined prior to the payment deadline date(s) for the term:

  1. Your FAFSA results must be received at UA Little Rock; and
  2. UA Little Rock must have received all documents required to determine admission and financial aid eligibility; and
  3. You must be accepted for admission as a degree-seeking student.

If you do not meet this deadline, you will be responsible for making payment or payment arrangements by the published payment date(s).

Final Deadline

Your financial aid file must be complete by this date or you will not be eligible to receive financial aid funds for the term. Please note the June 30 deadline to file the FAFSA that applies to the summer term.