Financial Aid Deadlines

January 1The FAFSA is made available for the new award year. Use tax estimates to complete the FAFSA by March 2.
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.
  • Cal Grant: Deadline to apply for Cal Grant. Submit the FAFSA and GPA Verification Form. (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.
  • 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.
  • Verification Document Priority Deadline: All students selected for verification must have all required documents submitted by May 1 in order to ensure awarding is complete by the Financial Registration.

JuneRegistration 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 1Loan 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 1Fall 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.
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).