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Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
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Financial Aid Application 

Term Priority Date Last Day to Apply
Summer 2016 March 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
Fall 2016 May 2, 2016 Last Class Day
Spring 2017 November 1, 2016 Last Class day


Direct Loan Request 

Term Opening Date Last Day to Apply
Summer 2016 March 1, 2016 July 15, 2016
Fall 2016 June 1, 2016 November 18, 2016 (Fall only loans)
Spring 2017 June 1, 2016 March 15, 2017 (Fall/Spr)

Financial Aid Appeals* 

Term Time frame to submit Appeal
Summer 2016 No Summer Appeal Process
Fall 2016 May 2 - June 30, 2016
Spring 2017 September 16 - October 31,  2016


About the Priority and Opening Dates

The Financial Aid Application Priority Date ensures the review and processing of a student's financial aid application before the first day of class. To qualify as a priority applicant, the college must receive your completed FAFSA, verification, and other requested documents on or before the priority date. Because processing time for the college to receive a FAFSA from the Department of Education is 2-3 weeks, please fill out the FAFSA allowing enough time for the college to receive your application and for you to provide any other requested documents on or before the priority date. 
The Direct Loan opening date is the day when the loan request form will be available in the ACES portal for students to use to submit a loan request.


FAFSA applications and verification documents received after the priority date or incomplete files will not be considered priority applications and all tuition and fees (including books) must be paid by the student until the application is reviewed and eligibility determined. Not all students who meet the priority date are guaranteed to receive a financial aid award.


If you meet the priority date and it is determined you are eligible to receive aid, an award will be posted to your ACES Financial Aid account. It will then be applied toward tuition as early as 10 days prior to the first day of class.** More information can be found under Billing and Refund Checks


The Alamo College's Financial Aid Priority Date does not apply to Appeals for Reinstatement (above) or Special Circumstances Applications.
Please submit your Special Circumstances Applications during the following time frames:   
    February 1 - July 28, 2016
    September 15 - December 1, 2016


** Federal Regulations state that the earliest a school may disburse FSA funds is the 10th day before the first day of classes. The Office of Student Financial Aid ensures disbursement according to The Alamo Colleges refund policies and schedule.