Financial Aid Census Date is a “snapshot" of your enrollment at a specific date in time. The Financial Aid Census Date is also referred to as the Financial Aid Freeze date. You may view the Freeze dates by term below: 

Fall 2023          -  August 22, 2023 at 12:01 A.M.

Spring 2024     - January 17, 2024 at 12:01 A.M.

Summer 2024  - TBD

The Office of Financial Aid, in accordance with federal regulations, will recalculate student aid awards based on coursework that applies toward your officially declared program of study as of the Census Date. All federal, state, and institutional aid will be based upon the Census Date enrollment status.

Why does this matter to you?

CPoS evaluations for the semester end on the census date.

Federal Pell grants are awarded based on your CPoS census date enrollment.

If you drop credits prior to the census date, you may be required to repay some or all of your aid that was disbursed to you if you do not, at that time, meet the enrollment requirements for the types of aid you have been awarded.

If you add credits after the census date, you may not be eligible to receive additional financial aid.

Eligibility may be affected by changes to FAFSA information or corrections submitted after the census date.

Eligibility for students whose initial enrollment for the semester takes place after the Financial Aid Census Date will be handled on a case by case basis.