Financial Aid Award Notification for Undergraduates

The Office of Financial Aid will begin notifying students of their financial aid eligibility for each academic year according to the following schedule:

Incoming Students

For admitted students who have their FAFSA results to us by January 1, an initial award should be available by mid-February. If we receive your FAFSA results after we begin awarding, you can generally expect to receive your financial aid award within 7-10 business days.

Returning Students

Students whose FAFSA results are received by April 1, and who have met the standards for academic progress, should have awards by mid-June. Awards will be viewable on Porches.

If we receive your FAFSA results after April 1, you will be considered a late applicant and will be awarded after the on-time applicants. Being a late applicant can put you in jeopardy of losing need-based funds.

 

Adjustments to Financial Aid

Per federal regulations, financial aid awards may be adjusted throughout the school year as changes occur in your enrollment status, academic standing or in the program eligibility itself. If your aid is adjusted due to one of the reasons listed below you will be notified via email.

Unless enrolled as an ADAP student, undergraduate students are generally awarded financial aid based on being a full-time student (taking at least 12 hours per term). If you anticipate carrying less than 12 credit hours during any semester or need to drop below full-time status during the semester, we encourage you to speak with a financial aid counselor to discuss your eligibility as a part-time student. At that time we will also review with you the potential impact dropping courses may have on your financial aid for the following year.


If you withdraw from all of your courses, either officially or unofficially, we will have to perform a Return to Title IV' aid calculation.

Financial aid awards are typically only made for the traditional academic year (fall and spring semesters). If you opt to take courses during the summer, the only resource to assist you with the costs may be private loans. If you anticipate taking summer courses, you are encouraged to discuss your situation with a financial aid counselor.

An exception to this policy is for those students who attend full-time in the summer due to their participation in the cooperative education program. They will still be eligible for their two semesters of aid as long as they co-oped in either the fall or spring term. For example, a student who attends classes in the fall term, co-ops in the spring term and then attends classes full-time in the summer will still receive two semesters of full aid eligibility.


Your financial aid award was calculated based on your response on the FAFSA regarding your housing plans. You were assigned a cost of attendance (COA) based on whether you are living on-campus (UD or landlord) or commuting (living at home with your parents). If your plans have changed, please notify our office.

If you are suspended or dismissed from the University of Dayton, you cannot receive financial aid until you are readmitted as a degree-seeking student. Your financial aid award for the next year will be canceled but you can appeal for reinstatement after being readmitted. The amounts of your financial aid awards will be based upon the available funds at the time of readmission. All regulations for aid renewal will be used.

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