January 1 – March 2

 FAFSA Priority: The FAFSA completion priority deadline is March 2. Use estimated tax figures to complete your FAFSA if your federal tax returns are not available. If you were not able to complete it by March 2, please still submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. The FAFSA school code for Vanguard University is 001293.

March 2

Cal Grant: Deadline to apply for Cal Grant by submitting the FAFSA and GPA Verification Forms (California residents only).

May 1

The National Reply Date: All incoming freshmen must submit the non-refundable enrollment deposit of $400 to confirm enrollment in the fall class.

May 1

Accept Your Financial Aid Award: Once you have made your enrollment deposit and received your Award Letter, login to your MYVU Portal and accept or reject the components of your Financial Aid Award.

May 1

Verification Documents Due: For all students selected for verification, all documents required must be submitted by May 1.

First Week of June

Registration Statements are Sent: The Office of Accounting Operations will send a registration statement to students electronically that shows your charges and estimated financial aid. Please read this information thoroughly. All forms and payment for fall semester, including a payment contract, must be submitted by the first Friday in August. If you do not receive your registration statement by the second week in June, contact the Office of Accounting Operations

July 1

Loan Priority Deadline: If you are borrowing money to assist with meeting your educational expenses, all loan application processes must be completed by this date to ensure your funds arrive promptly.

August 1

Fall Financial Registration Deadline: The payment contract, all financial aid applications and documents, and payment of first semester charges, must be completed by this date. If these items are not received or completed, students will be charged a penalty fee and may be at risk of having their classes dropped.

10 days prior to the end of the term

Loan Processing Deadline: All application steps must be completed at least 10 business days prior to the end of a term the student wishes to receive aid for. All loans require processing time before the funds will be ready to disburse. Students may receive loan funds for a term only if they are currently enrolled in that term and loan funds disburse prior to end of that term. If completion of required steps occurs after the 10 business days prior to the end of the term, the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that loan(s) will be processed before the end of the eligible time frame.

Other dates to consider (2013/2014)

September 24, 2013: This is the 30-day checkpoint for Undergraduate and Graduate Students for the Fall term. Financial aid will be adjusted frozen on this date based on the number of units the student is enrolled in. Adding additional courses after this date will not improve your financial aid status.February 11, 2014: This is the 30-day checkpoint for Undergraduate and Graduate Students for the Spring term. Financial aid will be adjusted frozen on this date based on the number of units the student is enrolled in. Adding additional courses after this date will not improve your financial aid status.

 

*Students will be notified at the 10th day of attendance if enrolled less than full-time (12 units or more for Undergraduate students and 9 units for graduate students).