Financial Aid Calendar - 2007 - 2008

The last day to apply for Financial Aid from BMCC for the 2007-2008 academic year (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008) is June 1, 2008.

Other important dates are:

Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

Term

Classes Begin

Balance of funds mailed

Summer 2007 June 25, 2007 Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Fall 2007 September 24, 2007 Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Winter 2008 January 7, 2008 Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Spring 2008 March 31, 2008 Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Federal Stafford Loan Application Deadlines

Terms applying for     Deadline to Apply
Summer 2007 6 wk class Summer-Spring July 20, 2007
  10 wk class Summer-Spring August 17, 2007
Fall 2007   Fall-Spring November 30, 2007
Winter 2008   Winter-Spring March 7, 2008
Spring 2008   Spring only May 30, 2008

The following is a calendar/checklist for Students:

January

____ If you and your parents do not have federal PIN's, make sure you apply by going to the Department of Educsation's site at www.pin.ed.gov. Signing your FAFSA on the Web using your PIN's can speed up the processing of your application by approximately two weeks.

____ Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon after January 1 as possible for maximum consideration of all available student aid programs.

____ Complete and return scholarship applications prior to deadline dates.

February

____ Begin a student financial aid folder for all of your important papers. Include copies of all applications, taxes, and letters you receive.

March

____ The Student Financial Assistance Office will be sending you a request for information. Complete all required documents and return as soon as possible. If you are selected for verification you will be required to supply copies of Signed Federal Tax Returns and W-2s for both you and your parents.

April

____ If you are a first-time borrower and will be attending Summer Term, you will be required to attend entrance loan counseling. Contact your Financial Aid Advisor for additional information.

May

____ If attending Summer term, contact the Student Financial Assistance Office and notify them of your intent to attend Summer term. Summer term is a "lead" term, or the beginning of our academic year. Most students are awarded for Fall, Winter and Spring terms only. You MUST notify our office if you plan to attend Summer term as well.

____ If all paperwork has been completed and submitted to the Student Financial Assistance Office in a timely manner, you can expect to receive your Award Notification during the month of May.

June

____ If attending Summer term, you funds will not be mailed until July 1. Reminder, you still must adhere to BMCCs last day to pay policy. Contact the Service Center for those dates. Their number is (541) 278-5747.

July

____ If you have not received your Award Notification, please contact our office.

August

____ Make sure you have a registration appointment for Fall Term. Contact the Advising and Testing Office at (541) 278-5931 to make or confirm your appointment.

September

____ Sign up for Student Employment

November

____ Pre-register for Winter Term.

December

____ Prepare to complete the FAFSA for next year as soon as possible after January 1st.

____ HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND REST UP FOR WINTER TERM.