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Important Dates & Refund Information

  • January 1: The new federal FAFSA application is available at the beginning of each year. Students are encouraged to submit a new FAFSA application as early as possible. FAFSA applications can be submitted at any time during the year, but early submission is encouraged.
  • March 1: Priority deadline to submit the FAFSA.
  • April 1: Annual Missouri Access Grant deadline to submit FAFSA (for Missouri residents) for the academic year. Additional eligibility requirements.
  • May 31: Deadline to submit financial aid paperwork for the academic year for returning students in August. Students submitting documentation after May 31 will be reviewed in the order received.

  • Withdrawal: If you withdraw or stop attending all of your courses on or before 60 percent completion date of your session, we are required to cancel part or all of your financial aid.
  • Cancel Aid Requests: May be submitted prior to the date of crediting to your account or within 14 days of disbursement notification. As a student or parent borrower, you have the right to cancel all or part of your aid.

Refund and Appeal Notification Dates

Day Campus (Columbia, MO campus)

Evening Campus (Columbia, MO campus)

Nationwide Campuses

Online Campus