We award financial aid on a first-come, most-in-need basis; therefore it is important to meet the suggested deadline.  Suggested FAFSA submission deadlines to be considered an early applicant are:

For FALL and WINTER TRIMESTERS FEBRUARY 15th
For WINTER ONLY SEPTEMBER 15th
For SUMMER ONLY FEBRUARY 1st                        

The FAFSA calls for tax return data.  File your federal tax return as early as possible.  If you have not filed a tax return, use accurate estimates, but be aware that subsequent adjustments may delay completion of your aid application file.
 

Late applicants may still be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and/or a Federal Stafford Loan, but limited need-based funds may not be available to late applicants. 

Your financial aid file is not complete until all required documents are in our office, all discrepancies have been resolved and you are accepted to Fort Lewis College as a degree-seeking student.