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:

Spring 2018  -  January 26, 2018 at 12:01 A.M.

Summer 2018  -  July 10, 2018 at 12:01 A.M.

The Office of Financial Aid, in accordance with federal regulations, will recalculate student aid awards based on the enrollment status 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?

After Census Date, students cannot request changes to the Federal Pell Grant. Changes to Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and PLUS loan programs are allowed as long as all other eligibility requirements are met. Eligibility may be affected by schedule changes after the Census Date for courses starting after Census Date or by changes to FAFSA information or corrections submitted after the Census Date. 

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.