Financial Aid Calendar

Academic Year Offers - Financial aid is offered for a specific academic year. Every academic year starts with the fall semester, followed by spring and then ending with the summer session. Students must apply every new academic year by submitting a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive funds for the following fall, spring, and summer.

The following are the dates that provide the Financial Aid Office time to process your application and make funds available in time to protect your enrollment in classes, prior to the payment deadline.

You can still apply after these dates and receive financial aid, but you may need to pay your tuition and fees yourself to hold your classes until your financial aid offer is created.

By registering for classes at Allen Community College, you agree to assume financial responsibility for all charges billed to your student account, even if you no longer plan on attending class. Refer to the student financial responsibility statement for additional information.

Refer to "Additional Dates & Deadlines" for dates not listed below (book advances, refunds, etc.)

Student email - Have you been checking your student email account and your outstanding requirements through your MyAllen portal?

Receiving Aid in Fall and Spring:

  • Oct. 1 - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.
  • February - The Allen Scholarship Application becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.
  • May 1st - Priority deadline to complete your FAFSA for Allen and to complete your Allen Scholarship Application and have transcripts on file for scholarship GPA for the upcoming fall/spring academic year. 
  • June 15 - Submit your FAFSA by this date to be on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the fall semester.
  • July 1 - - Make sure that you have turned in all verification documents and any paperwork for your outstanding requirements. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • Aug. 1 - Allen's Scholarship Deadline for the fall semester.  If you have not been offered financial aid for the upcoming fall/spring academic year, a payment plan is recommended to secure your schedule of classes.

Receiving Aid in Spring Only:

  • Nov. 1 - Priority Deadline to complete your FAFSA for the upcoming spring semester. Meet this deadline to be on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • Nov. 15 - Make sure that you have turned in all verification documents and any paperwork for your outstanding requirements. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • Jan. 1 - Allen's Scholarship Deadline for the spring semester.  If you have not been offered your financial aid for the upcoming spring semester, a payment plan is recommended to secure your schedule of classes.

Receiving Aid in Summer Only:

Once you are enrolled in summer courses, please watch for notifications or contact the Financial Aid office for information on the summer aid process.

  • April 1 - You can still complete your FAFSA for the upcoming summer session. Meet this deadline to be on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the summer session.
  • April 15 - Make sure that you have turned in all verification documents and any paperwork for your outstanding requirements. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the summer session.