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Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Semester Deadline Date
Fall Semester July 15
Spring Semester November 15
Summer Semester April 15


HOPE Invoicing Dates

Due to new deadlines set by Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), students cannot be paid state funding for the following terms once the invoicing deadlines have passed.

Semester Deadline Date
Fall Semester October 29, 2021
Spring Semester February 18, 2022
Summer Semester June 8, 2022

You can complete the FAFSA online. You should complete your tax form 1040 first and use that information to complete your FAFSA.

Please remember that you must complete a FAFSA for each academic year. For example, if you plan to begin attending Clayton State in Summer Semester and continue in the Fall, you must complete a FAFSA for the academic year that includes Summer AND a FAFSA for the academic year which begins with Fall Semester.

You must have a complete file in the Financial Aid Office by the above stated deadlines. Please see Completing Your File for more detailed information.

Please keep a copy of any documents that you submit to the Financial Aid Office as copies cannot be provided for you at a later date.

Late Document Policy

We will accept your documents after the Financial Aid Priority Deadline listed above with the understanding that the Financial Aid Office will do everything possible to process your financial aid file before the fee payment deadline. Missing documents and incorrect information on your part will only impede our ability to process your file in time. By doing your part correctly, you will help us to help you. In the event we are not able to process your file prior to the deadline, it is your responsibility to make other arrangements to pay your charges. Failure to pay by the fee payment deadline may result in your registration being cancelled.

Late Registration and Late Fee Policy

Students who register during late registration will be assessed a $100 late fee. Students who register during late registration must pay all charges by the fee payment deadline in order to remain enrolled. If your financial aid is not in place by the fee payment deadline, you must pay out of pocket to remain in your classes. You can be reimbursed according to your eligibility after you are awarded.

Freeze Dates