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Northwest Missouri State University


Timeline

Are you a new Freshman or Transfer student? | Are you a continuing student?



Freshmen and Transfer Students' Timeline

November & December

  • Apply for admission, if not already complete
  • Complete housing application and submit prepayment
  • Attend Financial Aid Night or Northwest Night at an area high school
  • Search and apply for scholarships

January

February

  • Complete FAFSA
  • List Northwest to receive FAFSA information. School code: 002496

March

  • Respond to any request from Northwest to verify information submitted on FAFSA application (See forms to download)
  • Missouri residents need to submit FAFSA by April 1 for Missouri state programs

April

  • Receive Financial Aid notification from Northwest. Respond by accepting or declining financial aid offered on CatPAWS account
  • Sign up for SOAR or Transfer Student Preregistration

May

  • Request final transcripts be sent to Northwest from high school or colleges attended

June

  • Attend SOAR (Summer Orientation & Registration)
  • Submit employment application

July

  • Housing assignment sent
  • Submit employment application
  • Submit private scholarships received from outside donors
  • University bills are sent. Federal aid processed will appear on the bill, but aid will not credit until just prior to the beginning of classes.

August

  • Financial aid credits to student's account prior to classes beginning
  • Attend Advantage
  • Submit private scholarships received from outside donors

Continuing Students' Timeline

December

January

February

  • Complete summer application for financial aid after summer preregistration (See forms to download)

March

  • Respond to any request from Northwest to verify information submitted on FAFSA application (See forms to download)

April

May (following spring trimester grades)

  • Academic progress checked for federal aid - (See forms to download - guidelines/petition)
  • Renewal requirements checked for general institutional scholarships - See website www.nwmissouri.edu/FINAID/Continuing.htm

June

  • Processing financial aid for continuing Northwest students to begin
  • Respond to Financial Aid Award letter, complete and return requested forms to Northwest Missouri State University via CatPaws

July

  • University bills are sent. Federal aid processed will appear on the bill but will not credit until just prior to the beginning of classes.

August

  • Final check of academic progress made. Federal aid removed for ineligible students (See forms to download)
  • Final check for renewable requirements made. Scholarships removed for ineligible students
  • Renewal FAFSAs
  • Complete Exit Counseling if graduating and have received loans
    http://www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/Loans.htm