Financial Aid Deadlines

To receive federal, state, and many university-sponsored sources of funding, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Once you’ve done that, you’re on your way to receiving financial aid! It’s important to pay attention to financial aid deadlines.

The priority financial aid deadline for Fall 2023 is Feb. 1, 2023. Submitting your FAFSA by this date gives you the best chance to receive the most financial aid. Email us if you have questions or schedule a Zoom appointment. You can also learn about different types of aid and how to apply.

FAFSA Deadlines (Financial Aid Calendar)

Semester Priority Deadline Preferred Deadline Final Deadline
Fall 2022 February 1, 2022 July 1, 2022 November 1, 2022
Spring 2023 November 1, 2022 December 1, 2022 April 3, 2023
Summer 2023 May 1, 2023 May 1, 2023 July 17, 2023
Fall 2023 February 1, 2023 July 1, 2023 November 1, 2023
Spring 2024 November 1, 2023 December 1, 2023 April 3, 2024
Summer 2024 May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024 July 17, 2024

Final Deadline to file the 2022-2023 FAFSA: June 30, 2023
Final Deadline to file the 2023-2024 FAFSA: June 30, 2024

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.

Which FAFSA Do I Submit?

Semester Attending FAFSA Required Federal Tax Return
Fall 2022 2022-2023 2020 Federal Tax Return
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
Fall 2023 2023-2024 2021 Federal Tax Return
Spring 2024
Summer 2024