Henry Ford College

Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Students are strongly encouraged to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any required documents by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline. The Financial Aid Priority Deadlines are as follows:

Deadline to Submit 2015-2016 FAFSA Deadline to Submit Required Documents
Winter 2016 Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 20, 2015
Spring/Summer 2016 March 11, 2016 April 1, 2016
Deadline to Submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA Deadline to Submit Required Documents
Fall 2016 June 2, 2016 June 23, 2016
Winter 2017 October 28, 2016 November 18, 2016
Spring/Summer 2017 March 10, 2017 March 31, 2017

In order to meet the Financial Aid Priority Deadline, a student must:

  • Submit the FAFSA by the deadline listed above for the semester for which the student is applying; and
  • Submit any documentation required to complete the student’s financial aid file by the document deadline listed above for the semester for which the student is applying.

Students for whom we have received the FAFSA and all other requested documentation by the aforementioned deadlines will have their file reviewed before the start of the semester or will have their classes protected from de-registration. Students who do NOT meet the Financial Aid Priority Deadline are still able to apply for financial aid. However, they will be responsible for setting up an EZ Pay Installment Plan or paying for their classes in full by the payment deadline, while they wait for their financial aid award to be processed.

Once students submit their FAFSA, they do not need to submit another FAFSA for that academic year. Students who have submitted their FAFSA and all other required documents by the aforementioned date, as well as those who have received their financial aid award letter, are considered to have met the Financial Aid Priority Deadline.

Spring/Summer 2016

The Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Spring/Summer 2016 is March 11, 2016 to receive the FAFSA and HFC Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application and April 1, 2016 to receive all other required documents. In order to meet the Priority Deadline, students must:

  • Submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA (if not already received by HFC during the Fall or Winter semesters). The FAFSA must be received by HFC by March 11, 2016;
  • Submit the Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application (available in February 2016) by March 13, 2016; and
  • Submit any requested documentation needed to complete a Financial Aid file by April 1, 2016.

Students for whom we have received a 2015-2016 FAFSA, the Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application, and all other requested documents by the aforementioned deadlines will have their file reviewed before the start of Spring/Summer classes or will have their classes protected from de-registration. Students who do not meet the Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Priority Deadline are still able to apply for financial aid. However, they will be responsible for setting up an EZ Pay Installment Plan or paying for their classes in full by the payment deadline, while they wait for their financial aid award to be processed.

If it has been determined that a student is not eligible to receive financial aid funding for the Spring/Summer 2016 semester (usually due to having used up all of his or her eligibility during the Fall and Winter semesters), he or she will be notified via a letter sent to the address that they have on file with HFC.

In addition, if it is determined that a student is not eligible to receive financial aid funding for the Spring/Summer 2016 semester, he or she will be responsible for all charges on his or her account. If all charges are not paid, he or she may be subject to de-registration for failure to pay by the posted deadlines.

NOTE: It generally takes 3-5 days from the time students submit their FAFSA for our office to enter it into our system. Students need to be sure to plan ahead as we must have received their 2015-16 FAFSA and all required documents by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline in order to protect them from the de-registration process. The website for students to submit their FAFSA is www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and the HFC school code is 002270.

For questions regarding the Financial Aid Priority Deadline, please visit us at the Welcome Center (Building WC on the main campus) or email finaid@hfcc.edu.