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Financial Aid Award Notification for Undergraduates

Notification Time Frames

The Office of Financial Aid will begin notifying students of their financial aid eligibility for each academic year according to the following schedule:

Incoming Students

We encourage students to file the FAFSA as soon as possible — admitted students who file the FAFSA will be prioritized as we create personalized financial aid offers. Due to ongoing federal delays related to the FAFSA, we plan to begin sending financial aid offers to admitted first-year students who have filed the FAFSA in April. 

If we receive your FAFSA results after we begin awarding, admitted students can generally expect to receive your financial aid award within 7-10 business days.

Returning Students

Students whose FAFSA results are received by April 1, and who have met the standards for academic progress, should have awards by mid-June. Awards will be viewable on Porches.

If we receive your FAFSA results after April 1, you will be considered a late applicant and will be awarded after the on-time applicants. Being a late applicant can put you in jeopardy of losing need-based funds. 

Adjustments to Financial Aid

Per federal regulations, financial aid awards may be adjusted throughout the school year as changes occur in your enrollment status, academic standing or in the program eligibility itself. If your aid is adjusted due to one of the reasons listed below you will be notified via email. If you are considering dropping a course or withdrawing from the university, please explore the contents of our Enrollment Changes and Impact to Aid page. 

Unless enrolled as an ADAP student, undergraduate students are generally awarded financial aid based on being a full-time student (taking at least 12 hours per term). If you anticipate carrying less than 12 credit hours during any semester or need to drop below full-time status during the semester, we encourage you to speak with a financial aid counselor to discuss your eligibility as a part-time student. At that time we will also review with you the potential impact dropping courses may have on your financial aid for the following year.

If you withdraw from all of your courses, either officially or unofficially, we will have to perform a Return to Title IV' aid calculation.

Financial aid for the summer is limited. Students will be considered for grant eligibility from federal and state sources, if there is a FAFSA on file. Students can contact with any questions about financial aid eligibility. Visit our FAQs for additional details. 


Your financial aid award was calculated based on your response on the FAFSA regarding your housing plans. You were assigned a cost of attendance (COA) based on whether you are living on-campus (UD or landlord) or commuting (living at home with your parents). If your plans have changed, please notify our office.

If you are suspended or dismissed from the University of Dayton, you cannot receive financial aid until you are readmitted as a degree-seeking student. Your financial aid award for the next year will be canceled but you can appeal for reinstatement after being readmitted. The amounts of your financial aid awards will be based upon the available funds at the time of readmission. All regulations for aid renewal will be used.


Office of Recruitment and Admission

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602