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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.


Important Information About Deadlines

Direct Loan 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 and cannot be reinstated after the deadline.

  • Sub, Unsub, and PLUS Loans that have been declined or canceled cannot be reinstated after this deadline. There are no exceptions.

  • Sub, Unsub, and PLUS Loan increases and new loans requests must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline listed.  These requests cannot be processed after this deadline. There are no exceptions.

  • Please note that a Parent Plus loan with different loan amounts for each semester are considered two separate loans.

Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsub & PLUS):  Fall 2012 deadline was December 13, 2012. Spring 2013 deadline was May 9, 2013.

Perkins Loans: Fall & Spring 2012-2013 - see below. Call the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

Mass No Interest Loan: Deadline varies for Fall & Spring, check with Financial Aid Office.

If you have any questions regarding the last day to complete a promissory note or entrance counseling, or request a loan increase or one semester loan, please contact our office.

2012-2013 Perkins Loan Borrowers

If you have been offered a Federal Perkins Loan for the 12/13 academic year, you must sign your Master Promissory Note by going to before funds can be finalized. Students who borrowed a Perkins Loan last year will also need to go to this website to 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.