Financial Aid Important Dates

WHEN

WHAT TO DO TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID ON TIME

October-

December 2018

2019-20 FAFSA – Complete at fafsa.gov beginning October 1, 2018, using IRS data retrieval to transfer 2017 tax year information.

 

March 15, 2019 is the priority date for FAFSA completion
to receive financial aid in a timely manner!

January 2019

Scholarships –Visit ashland.edu/outside-scholarships for several links to potential sources of free money.

 

Employment – Search for a full-time summer job. Savings from summer employment can be used towards tuition, reducing your need for additional loans. Also, if your award includes Federal Work-Study and a job on-campus is needed to pay for educational expenses, talk to potential employers in the spring to line up a job for the Fall 2019 semester. You may need to apply for several jobs to obtain the hours desired. Hint – Dining Services, Information Technology, and the Recreation Center hire the most student employees on campus.

April – May 2019

Submit any additional paperwork or tax forms requested to the Financial Aid Office.

 

AU Email – Watch for a message to your AU email address advising that your 2019-20 Financial Aid Award is available online.

 

AU WebAdvisor – Review award at webadvisor.ashland.edu.

June 2019

Loans - Go to the financial aid website at  ashland.edu/student-loans to review and complete additional steps needed to process loans, if you wish to borrow.

 

CashNet Payment Plan - If needed, apply at webadvisor.ashland.edu.

July 2019

Fall Semester Bill - Watch for a billing statement in early July. Student and parent review bill to determine if student/parent loans and/or monthly payment plan are needed.

 

August 2019

 

Moving Into Residence Hall – Students who have completed all financial aid processes and have their bill settled by the end of the first week of August will not have to wait in line in the Business Office on Move-In Day!!