Financial Aid Calendar

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Incoming First-Year Students
After January 1,
before March 1
  • The FAFSA is due.
  • Complete the FAFSA online: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Failure to meet the March 1 deadline may result in the loss of need-based financial aid.
  • Indiana resident students MUST submit their FAFSA so the processor receives it by March 10. Failure to meet the deadline may result in the loss of need-based financial aid.
March 1
  • The Financial Aid Office begins sending financial aid notices to prospective students. Return the Financial Aid Update Form if you wish to decline or reduce your student loans.
May 15
  • Indiana Residents — Any "edits" must be cleared on your FAFSA with SSACI (State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana) by this date to receive state grants. SSACI will have notified you of "edits" that need your attention.
July
  • Accounting mails the Fall Semester bills, typically within the first two weeks with payment due by end of July. If financial aid is missing from your bill, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
  • Instructions for applying for Perkins Loans and/or Direct Loans will be sent to you during the month by e-mail or regular mail.
  • If you are a parent and you mailed in your PLUS Loan Request Form, your loan papers will be sent to you during in the month.
August
  • We recommend you bring at least $500 to campus for first semester expenses (books, personal expenses).
  • New Student Days: Work Orientation Meetings for all new students awarded Federal College Work-Study.
  • Registration Day: Fall semester aid funds can be disbursed to students' accounts, once they are registered full-time. Student loan funds will not be disbursed until Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note are completed.
November
  • Accounting sends out bills for Spring Semester, payment due late December.

Current Earlham College Students Reapplying for Aid
January
  • Registration Day: Aid for Spring Semester can be disbursed to students' accounts.
  • After January 1: The FAFSA should be available for you to complete and submit at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
March 1
  • Indiana state residents who are returning students MUST submit their FAFSA so that the processor receives it no later than March 10. Failure to meet the deadline may result in the loss of need-based financial aid.
April 1
  • Students who will be attending an off-campus program for the Fall Semester are also strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA by April 1.
  • The Financial Aid Office begins sending financial aid notices to prospective students. Return the Financial Aid Update Form if you wish to decline or reduce your student loans.
May 15
  • Indiana Residents — Any "edits" must be cleared on your FAFSA with SSACI (State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana) by this date to receive state grants. SSACI will have notified you of "edits" that need your attention.
June 1
  • All other returning students must submit their FAFSA by June 1.
July
  • Accounting mails the Fall Semester bills, typically within the first two weeks with payment due by the end of July. If financial aid is missing from your bill, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions