Important Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines
Financial Aid Office staff are currently processing documents received on the following dates:
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has to be completed each academic year in order to receive any federal and state aid, most institutional aid and most scholarships.
To ensure aid is available to charge tuition, fees and books, the FAFSA and any required paperwork should be submitted by the following Wake Tech priority deadlines:
You must be registered for courses before you can enroll in the payment plan. Pending financial aid may create a credit balance on your account and prevent enrollment in the plan.
Nelnet charges a $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee each semester you participate in the plan. The fee is added to your first payment. Once enrolled in the plan, subsequent payments are drafted automatically on the payment due date.
Refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
*To receive a refund, Wake Tech must receive funds from the funding source by the date specified. If you are awarded a Direct Loan, you must complete entrance counseling and sign the Master Promissory Note and acknowledge the Financial Aid Terms and Conditions before funds are released. You also must be enrolled for at least six credit hours when your funds are disbursed.
**Denotes earliest disbursements for enrollment exclusively in classes in the second eight-week session (10/15/2022 to 12/15/2022 or 03/07/2023 to 05/10/2023).
***Denotes earliest disbursements for enrollment exclusively in classes in the second eight-week or second five-week sessions (start date of 05/31/2023 or later).
If you are taking courses in a combination of sessions that include second eight- or five-week , your financial aid will in most instances be paid in two disbursements.
Wake Tech reserves the right to change refund dates as needed to accommodate workflows in Financial Services or the Financial Aid Office. The adjustments should not vary by more than one or two days.
SAP appeals will be reviewed according to the following tentative schedule, provided appropriate documentation is submitted along with the appeal. If additional information is needed, appeals will be reviewed in the order of the latest date submission.
*Last date to submit appeal for that term.
NOTE: A Fall appeal submitted while enrolled during the Summer term will not be reviewed until Summer grades are available. Students enrolled in Summer 2023 courses will have a decision by August 18 if they submit their appeal by August 1.