COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

Financial Aid Calendar

This calendar summarizes financial aid process deadlines for students applying for financial aid to BSU for the fall 2021/spring 22 academic year.

October - December

  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2021-2022 FAFSA is available now.
  • Start checking your online To-Do list regularly because we may request additional information to complete your aid application.
  • Start your scholarship search.
  • The Financial Aid Office begins communicating with you through your BSU email account. Remember to check your junk and spam folders.

January - March

  • Maryland Residents, complete your FAFSA by March 1 for consideration of MHEC awards.
  • Continue checking your online To-Do list regularly because we may request additional information to complete your aid application. (embed what is verification video)
  • Awarding of financial aid begins.
  • Review and accept aid offers.
  • The Financial Aid Office continues communicating with you through your BSU email account. Remember to check your junk and spam folders.

April - May

  • Awarding of financial aid continues.
  • Summer School Financial Aid applications available.
  • Summer school financial aid award notifications sent out.
  • Continue to review and accept aid offers.
  • Continue to check your To-Do list via Bulldog Connection.
  • Graduating class with loans, complete exit counseling
  • The Financial Aid Office continues communicating with you through your BSU email account. Remember to check your junk and spam folders.

June - September

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress status sent to all not meeting requirements.
  • Submit SAP appeals by the established deadline.
  • Approved appeals, complete academic plan.
  • Continue to check your To-Do list via Bulldog Connection.
  • The Financial Aid Office continues communicating with you through your BSU email account. Remember to check your junk and spam folders.
  • School starts.
  • Disbursement process begins