Financial Aid Timeline

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For Students starting the traditional Academic Cycle with Fall Semester:
The FAFSA is available on October 1st in the prior fall
Priority for FAFSA application date April 15th
Priority file completion date June 1st
Fall tuition payments due (or authorized aid) August
Fall Bookstore authorizations allowed 10 days prior to the first day of the fall term
Fall Financial Aid disbursements to student accounts September
Spring tuition payments due (or authorized aid) January
Spring Bookstore authorizations allowed 10 days prior to the first day of the spring term
Spring Financial Aid disbursements to student accounts February

For Students starting in January:
Priority FAFSA application date October 15th with the current FAFSA
Financial Aid documents due Third Wednesday of November
Spring tuition payments due (or authorized aid) January
Spring Bookstore authorizations allowed 10 days prior to the first day of the spring term
Spring Financial Aid disbursements to student accounts February
Important! 
Re-apply for the upcoming aid year starting October 1st in the prior fall

Note: You must apply for financial aid each year at www.studentaid.gov .
Students must apply for financial aid no later than: On or before their last day of attendance for the academic year, or June 30th of the academic year, whichever is earlier.

Important Dates by Month
January

  • Spring bookstore charges to anticipated aid begin. Check myMPTC Student for specific dates.
  • Spring classes begin. Check the academic calendar or your student schedule for the specific date.
  • Satisfactory academic progress will be monitored. Students with grade and/or completion problems will be mailed progress notices each term after grades have been entered.
  • Spring registration fees are due. If you have not received your financial aid offer, and fees are due, you will need to make other arrangements to pay your fees.

February

  • Spring Date of Record is always 15 calendar days into the semester. Check myMPTC Student for the specific date.
  • Check morainepark.edu for scholarship information and deadlines.
  • Apply for Moraine Park Foundation Scholarships.

April

  • Summer registration – select your classes carefully. Work closely with your advisor to select classes needed for graduation.
  • Fall registration – select your classes carefully. Work closely with your advisor to select classes needed for graduation.
  • Complete the summer financial aid application after you have registered for summer classes. Check myMPTC Student for more information.
  • April 15th is the priority filing date for next academic year’s FAFSA.

May

  • Summer tuition and fees are due.
  • Spring classes end. Check academic calendar or your student schedule for last day of classes.

June

  • While applications for aid are accepted at any time, those that are accurate, complete and received before June 1st will be given prior consideration for the next school year.
  • Students who complete the application for financial aid after June 1st and who plan to attend in the fall semester may not receive a financial aid offer before registration fees are due.
  • Summer Semester classes start. Check academic calendar or your student schedule for the specific date.

August

  • Fall registration fees are due. If you have not received your financial aid offer, and fees are due, you will need to make other arrangements to pay your fees.
  • Fall bookstore charges to anticipated aid begin. Check myMPTC Student for specific dates.
  • Fall classes begin. Check academic calendar or your student schedule for the specific date.

September

  • Fall Date of Record is always 15 calendar days into the semester. Check myMPTC Student for the specific date.
  • Check morainepark.edu for scholarship information and deadlines.

October

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next year.
  • Gather the tax and financial records you will need to complete the FAFSA.
  • Submit your application online at https://studentaid.gov.

November

  • Spring registration – select your classes carefully. Work closely with your advisor to select classes needed for graduation.

December

  • Fall classes end. Check academic calendar or your student schedule for last day of classes.
  • Moraine Park closed for the holidays. Check academic calendar for dates.
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