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Priority Deadline Date

To be considered for the maximum financial aid available, you should file your FAFSA or Renewal Application with the Federal Processing Center AFTER January 1 but before March 1. The FAFSA may show a June 30 deadline, however, June 30 is the final date of the award year for receipt of applications, not the priority deadline. All applications received by the Federal Processing Center after March 1 will be considered for financial aid awards on a funds available basis. The FAFSA must be filed EVERY YEAR.


Direct Loan Deadlines

Promissory notes and Entrance Counseling must be completed and submitted, electronically or on paper, to the Financial Aid Office by the deadlines listed below or your loan will be canceled.

Direct Loan increases, new Direct loans, or requests for one semester Direct loans must be requested by the deadline. Please note that a Parent Plus loan with different loan amounts for each semester are considered two separate loans and must be requested by the deadlines below.

Once a Direct Loan is canceled, if it is after the deadline, it cannot be reinstated. There are no exceptions to this federal regulation.

Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsub & Parent Plus): Fall 2013 deadline is Friday, December 13, 2013. Spring 2014 deadline is Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Perkins Loan Borrowers

If you have been offered a Federal Perkins Loan for the 13/14 academic year, you will soon be instructed on the procedures for signing a Master Promissory Note. Students who borrowed a Perkins Loan last year will also need accept their loan.

At the time you go online to sign your promissory note and/or accept your loan; new borrowers will also complete Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling. You will need a UAS Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you can obtain at to complete this process. Your PIN will be emailed to you within hours.

You will be receiving emails from University Accounting Services (UAS) throughout the school year. UAS provides the services that Bridgewater State University uses for billing the Perkins Loan. It is very important that you regularly check your Bridgewater State University email account.

Mass No Interest Loan:

Deadline varies for Fall & Spring. Check with Financial Aid Office.