dates and deadlines

The financial aid process can take up to eight weeks. Plan ahead and do your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Successful students apply between January and April and follow up with the college to ensure everything is completed by May.

Semester FAFSA Received from the Federal Processor by:
Priority - Returning Students April 1*
Fall Semester
Priority - New Students July 1*
Spring Semester
Priority - New Students November 1*
Summer Semester
Priority - BSN Students May 1*

*Applications received after this date will be processed in date order after all priority applications have been reviewed. This means you may have to pay for tuition and books from personal funds while awaiting a reply for the Office of Financial Aid regarding your eligibility for financial aid.

Summer Financial Aid
For summer aid, BSMCON requires an additional Summer application that you can get under “Forms” or at the BSMCON Office of Financial Aid after March 1. The deadline for the BSMCON Summer Financial Aid Application is May 1.

In order to receive financial aid during the summer semester, students must be enrolled at least half-time. Exceptions to the half-time enrollment requirement are possible for students receiving Federal Pell Grants. Students enrolled at least half-time during the summer semester may be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan if they did not borrow the maximum allowed by their academic grade level during the fall and spring semesters. 

Semester Federal Direct Stafford Loan Request Form Submitted by:
Fall Semester
Recommended Deadline
Final Deadline
July 1
December 1
Spring Semester
Recommended Deadline
Final Deadline
December 1
April 1
Summer Semester
Recommended Deadline
Final Deadline
May 1
June 1