DATES EVENTS
After January 1, but before May 1 File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.gov.
February 1

The Priority Processing Deadline for Summer I semester.
May 1 The Priority Processing Deadline for students to complete the FAFSA and submit all required documents for the Summer II and Fall semester. Priority consideration is given to registered students.
June 1 State Deadline for Returning TAG and EOF students to apply for State Aid for Fall and Spring
October 1 State Deadline for New Students applying for state aid for Fall and Spring semesters.

Priority Award Processing for New Students for Spring to completed the FAFSA and submitted all required documents by this date. Priority consideration is given to registered students.

November 15 Deadline for submitting missing information to the state and to make a change in college choice to the state for Fall and Spring semesters.
March 1 Deadline for State Aid for the Spring semester.
March 15
Deadline for submitting missing information to the state and to Make a change in college choice to the state for Spring.
June 30 Last day to file the FAFSA for the academic year.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

 
To be awarded, you must first have a complete file in the Essex County College Office of Financial Aid by the Priority Processing Deadlines listed above. Your file is complete when the office has received all documents and forms as requested by the Essex County College Office of Financial Aid. If your file is incomplete by the deadline dates, we will continue to process your application, but you must be prepared to pay your registration bill or sign up for the College Payment Plan.