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Deadlines for Submitting Financial Aid Forms

All financial aid forms can be filed as early as October 1, 2017. The deadline for all forms is March 2, 2018. (Certain exceptions apply to incoming freshmen accepted late in the spring. See below for more information.)

The following tables give the essential information for the forms that are required from incoming freshmen and returning students:

 

Deadlines for Incoming Freshmen

Form

Deadline for FRESHMEN

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted online.

The FAFSA is used to determine a student's eligibility for federal/state grants and federal loans. It is also required of all U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking institutional aid from the College.

For incoming freshmen seeking institutional aid from Thomas Aquinas College, the FAFSA must be filed by
MARCH 2, 2018
or 30 days after acceptance, whichever is later.

Cal Grant applicants must submit the FAFSA by
March 2, 2018.

If a student is applying only for federal aid, the FAFSA deadline is the last day of the 2018-19 school year.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form* submitted to the California Student Aid Commission.

MARCH 2, 2018
Be sure to make a photocopy and obtain a Certificate of Mailing from the Post Office.

Thomas Aquinas College's Confidential Family Financial Statement is submitted to the College. There are three versions: the U.S., Canadian, and International version, depending on the student's nationality.

The CFFS is used to determine a student's eligibility for the College's need-based Service Scholarship program (work-study) and the College's need-based grant program.

MARCH 2, 2018
or 30 days after acceptance, whichever is later.

A signed copy of parents’ and student’s 2016 federal tax returns with all W-2s, schedules, attachments, and K-1s, submitted to the College.

MARCH 2, 2018
or 30 days after acceptance, whichever is later.

 

Deadlines for Returning Students

Form

Deadline for RETURNING STUDENTS

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted online.

The FAFSA is used to determine a student's eligibility for federal/state grants and federal loans. It is also required of all U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking institutional aid from the College.

For returning students seeking institutional aid from Thomas Aquinas College, the FAFSA must be filed by
MARCH 2, 2018.

Cal Grant applicants must submit the FAFSA by
March 2, 2018.

If a student is applying only for federal aid, the FAFSA deadline is the last day of the 2018-19 school year.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form* submitted to the California Student Aid Commission.

Sophomores in 2018-19:
Since you have fewer than 24 college credits from Thomas Aquinas College as of March 2018, you must submit a high school GPA or a qualifying GPA from another college by
MARCH 2, 2018.
Be sure to make a photocopy and obtain a Certificate of Mailing from the Post Office.

Juniors andSeniors in 2018-19:
Since you have more than 24 college credits as of March 2018, Thomas Aquinas College will submit your college GPA on your behalf by
March 2, 2018.

Thomas Aquinas College's Confidential Family Financial Statement is submitted to the College. There are three versions: the U.S., Canadian, and International version, depending on the student's nationality.

The CFFS is used to determine a student's eligibility for the College's need-based Service Scholarship program (work-study) and the College's need-based grant program.

MARCH 2, 2018

A signed copy of parents’ and student’s 2016 federal tax returns with all W-2s, schedules, attachments, and K-1s, submitted to the College.

MARCH 2, 2018
Any early financial aid awards are tentative until the College receives and reviews the required tax information .

* Thomas Aquinas College expects all financial aid applicants who are permanent residents of California to apply for a Cal Grant each year, unless they already have a Cal Grant award.

FAFSA School Code: 023580

The CSS Profile is not required.

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