Important Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

Financial aid document processing updates

Financial Aid Office staff are currently processing documents received on the following dates:

Document type
Received documents (email/fax/mail) scanned to records
December 9
Verification documents reviewed by specialists
October 28
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal
December 2
Maximum Time Frame appeal
August 24
Initial FAFSA review
December 8

FAFSA priority deadlines

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has to be completed each academic year in order to receive any federal and state aid, most institutional aid and most scholarships.

To ensure aid is available to charge tuition, fees and books, the FAFSA and any required paperwork should be submitted by the following Wake Tech priority deadlines:

If you plan to enroll for:
Complete the FAFSA by:
Submit paperwork by:
Fall Semester
June 1
July 1
Spring Semester
October 1
November 1
Summer Term
April 1
May 1

Payment deadlines

Registration dates
Payment deadlines
Registered by December 14 for Spring 2023
Payment is due December 14 by 5 p.m. at the Cashier's Office or by midnight online via Self-Service
Registered during Schedule Adjustment Period after December 15
Payment is due the same day you register, by 5 p.m. at the Cashier's Office or by midnight online via Self-Service

Tuition Payment Plan deadlines

You must be registered for courses before you can enroll in the payment plan. Pending financial aid may create a credit balance on your account and prevent enrollment in the plan.

Nelnet charges a $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee each semester you participate in the plan. The fee is added to your first payment. Once enrolled in the plan, subsequent payments are drafted automatically on the payment due date.

Spring 2023

Down payment
Date(s) of additional payment(s)
October 31 - December 14
33% by December 14 (plus $25 enrollment fee)
January 20 (33%), February 20 (33%)
October 31 - January 2
50% by January 2 (plus $25 enrollment fee)
February 20 (50%)

Financial aid refunds

Refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:

Spring 2023

Requirements* met by
Disbursement date


Summer 2023

Requirements* met by
Disbursement date

*To receive a refund, Wake Tech must receive funds from the funding source by the date specified. If you are awarded a Direct Loan, you must complete entrance counseling and sign the Master Promissory Note and acknowledge the Financial Aid Terms and Conditions before funds are released. You also must be enrolled for at least six credit hours when your funds are disbursed.

**Denotes earliest disbursements for enrollment exclusively in classes in the second eight-week session (10/15/2022 to 12/15/2022 or 03/07/2023 to 05/10/2023).

***Denotes earliest disbursements for enrollment exclusively in classes in the second eight-week or second five-week sessions (start date of 05/31/2023 or later).

If you are taking courses in a combination of sessions that include second eight- or five-week , your financial aid will in most instances be paid in two disbursements.

Wake Tech reserves the right to change refund dates as needed to accommodate workflows in Financial Services or the Financial Aid Office. The adjustments should not vary by more than one or two days.

SAP appeals

SAP appeals will be reviewed according to the following tentative schedule, provided appropriate documentation is submitted along with the appeal. If additional information is needed, appeals will be reviewed in the order of the latest date submission.

Spring 2023

Appeal submitted by:
Decision by:
December 15
January 6
January 16
February 1
Febraury 1
February 17
February 15
March 6
March 1
March 20
March 15
April 3
March 31
April 17
April 14*
May 1

Summer 2023

Appeal submitted by:
Decision by:
May 1
May 15
May 15
June 5
June 1
June 19
June 15
July 7
July 3*
July 21

Fall 2023

Appeal submitted by:
Decision by:
June 1
June 19
June 15
July 7
July 3
July 21
July 14
August 1
August 1
August 18
August 15
August 31
August 31
September 22
September 15
October 6
September 29
October 20
October 13
November 3
October 31
November 14
November 1
November 29
November 15*
December 14

Spring 2024

Appeal submitted by:
Decision by:
January 3
January 11

*Last date to submit appeal for that term.

NOTE: A Fall appeal submitted while enrolled during the Summer term will not be reviewed until Summer grades are available. Students enrolled in Summer 2023 courses will have a decision by August 18 if they submit their appeal by August 1.