Important Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

Financial aid document processing updates

Financial Aid Office staff are currently processing documents received on the following dates:

Document type
Received documents (email/fax/mail) scanned to records
September 27
Verification documents reviewed by specialists
August 27
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
September 8
Maximum Time Frame appeal
September 6
Initial FAFSA review
September 22

FAFSA priority deadlines

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:

If you plan to enroll for:
Complete the FAFSA by:
Submit paperwork by:
Fall Semester
June 1
July 1
Spring Semester
October 1
November 1
Summer Term
April 1
May 1

Payment deadlines

Registration Dates
Payment Deadlines
Registered by August 9 for Fall 2022
Payment is due August 9, by 5 p.m. at the Cashier’s Office or by midnight online via Self-Service.
Registered during Schedule Adjustment Period after August 10
Payment is due the same day you register, by 5 p.m. at the Cashier’s Office or by midnight online via Self-Service.

Tuition Payment Plan 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.


Fall 2022

Down payment
Date(s) of additional payment(s)
July 2-31
33% by July 31 (plus $25 enrollment fee)
August 20 (33%), September 20 (33%)
August 1-9
50% by August 9 (plus $25 enrollment fee)
September 20 (50%)

Financial aid refunds

Refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:

Fall 2022

Requirements* met by
Disbursement date


Spring 2023

Requirements* met by
Disbursement date


Summer 2023

Requirements* met by
Disbursement date

*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

Fall 2022

Fall SAP appeals will be reviewed according to the following schedule, provided appropriate documentation is submitted along with the appeal:

Appeal submitted by:
Decision by:
June 1
June 20
June 15
June 30
July 1
July 15
July 15
August 1
August 2
August 14
August 14
August 31
August 31
September 23
September 15
October 5
September 29
October 20

NOTE: A Fall appeal submitted while enrolled during the Summer term will not be reviewed until Summer grades are available. Students enrolled in Summer courses will have a decision by August 14 if they submit their appeal by August 2.