Timeline

 

Important Events
August
September
  • Use scholarship search sites to identify outside scholarships you may want to apply for
  • Check national, state, private, corporate, foundation and local scholarship opportunities
  • Apply for outside scholarships in your school and community
October
  • Apply for Admission by October 15 to be considered for University-wide academic scholarships
  • Apply for outside scholarships in your school and community
November
  • Continue to apply for outside scholarships
December
  • Save your year-end payroll stub as you may need it to complete the FAFSA
  • Current first year students check the Caldwell Fellowship website for dates and instructions
January
  • Submit your FAFSA on the Web, as soon after January 1 as possible
  • Get your taxes prepared early, and save copies in case tax documnets are needed by the Financial Aid office
  • Aid disbursement for current students occurs on the first day of the spring semester
  • Gatling Grant – Admission application and birth certificate due January 15
February
  • FAFSA Day – Check local information for assistance in completing the FAFSA
  • Get your taxes prepared early, and save copies in case tax documents are needed by the Financial Aid office
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship available online. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship application no later than March 1
March
  • March 1 is NC State’s priority filing date for submission of the FAFSA
  • Submit copies of any requested documents to the Financial Aid office
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship application due March 1. Applicants must complete the FAFSA no later than March 1
  • Report outside scholarships to Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
April
  • Financial Aid award letters mailed to new entering freshman and new transfer students
  • NC State academic scholarship offers announced
  • Apply for aid if you plan to attend summer school
May
  • Entering freshmen – Enrollment Deposits due May 1 to confirm your place in NC State’s Freshman Class
  • Employer Specific Scholarship application due May 1.
    -Cross and Chalice / J. Smith Capel Dependent Scholarship
    -George & Reba Worsley / NC State Finance and Business Dependent Scholarship
    -News and Observer Dependent Scholarship
    -Student Action for Farmworkers Dependent Scholarship
    -NC State Family Scholarship
    -Edward Ruggles – Southeastern Gas Association Dependent Scholarship
    -James Rider – Carrier Corporation Dependent Scholarship
    -Tom Glover Scholarship / NC DOT Dependent Scholarship
    -City of Raleigh Dependent Scholarship
  • Financial Aid award notification emails sent to continuing students and graduate students late May
June
  • June 1: Final Deadline to submit required documents for priority consideration. PLEASE NOTE: While submitting paperwork by June 1 will still put you in priority consideration, there is no guarantee that a financial aid award will be in place before your bill is due in July.  In addition, priority filing does not guarantee full financial aid funding, as grant-aid is awarded on first come-first serve basis.  With a June 1 submission date for requested documents, we anticipate a very high volume of documentation; submitting your documentation as early as possible is highly recommended.
July
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Fall semester bills sent to students
  • First time borrowers sign Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Loan Counseling