Financial Aid Important Dates

July 1, 2018 - Priority deadline for verification documents for fall semester
July 15, 2018 - Priority deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress appeals for fall semester
August 24, 2018 - Final deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress appeals for fall semester
August 13 – Sept 5 - Bookstore charge period for full session, fall semester
September 9, 2018 - Census date (14th day) and fee payment deadline, fall semester
September 10, 2018 - 1st release of financial aid funds for fall semester – full session
September 26, 2018 - 1st release of loan funds for fall semester for 1st time borrowers, fall semester
Oct 9 – 16, 2018 - Bookstore charge period for second session, fall semester
October 17, 2018 - 1st day of second session classes, fall semester
October 21, 2018 - 2nd release of loan funds for single semester loans, fall semester
November 2, 2018 - Last day to withdraw from full session classes with a grade of “W” or switch to audit
November 16, 2018 - Last day to withdraw from second session classes with a grade of “W” or switch to audit
December 1, 2018 - Priority deadline for verification documents for spring semester
December 1, 2018 - Priority deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress appeals for spring semester
Jan 3 – Jan 23, 2019 - Bookstore charge period for full session, spring semester
January 11, 2019 - Final deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress appeals for spring semester
January 27, 2019 - Census date (14th day) and fee payment deadline for spring semester
January 28, 2019 - 1st release of financial aid funds for spring semester – full session
February 13, 2019 - 1st release of loan funds for 1st time borrowers, spring semester
Mar 6 – 12, 2019 - Bookstore charge period for 2nd session, spring semester
Mar 9, 2019 - 2nd release of loan funds for single semester loans, spring semester
Mar 11, 2019 - 1st day of second session classes, spring semester
March 20, 2019 -Last day to withdraw from full session classes with a grade of “W” or switch to audit
April 1, 2019 - Priority deadline for verification documents for summer semester
April 1, 2019 - Priority deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress appeal for summer semester
April 8, 2019 - Last day to withdraw from second session classes with a grade of “W” or switch to audit
May 1 – 16, 2019 - Bookstore charge period for full session, summer semester
May 6, 2019 - 1st day of full session classes for summer semester
May 19, 2019 - Census date (14th day) and fee payment deadline, summer semester
May 20, 2019 - 1st release of financial aid funds for summer semester – full session
May 28, 2019 - 1st day of 10-week session for summer semester
May 28 –30, 2019 - Bookstore charge period for 10-week session, summer semester
June 5, 2019 - 1st release of loan funds for 1st time borrowers, summer semester
June 19, 2019 - 2nd release of loan funds for single semester loans, summer semester
July 1, 2019 - 1st day of second session classes, summer semester
July 1 – 3, 2019 - Bookstore charge period for second summer session

Disbursement Information

Attendance is required for disbursement!

*Students who do not meet priority deadline for documents must be prepared to pay their tuition/fees and receive financial aid as a reimbursement (if eligible). 
**Students who do not complete the semester must pay back unearned federal aid (Grants and Loans).  

1st Disbursement of Loan funds delayed a minimum of 30 days for FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN LOAN BORROWERS. 
2nd Disbursement of Loan funds occur at the midpoint for TCAT STUDENTS.Be sure to periodically check your TigerWeb account and your Chattanooga State email for important updates concerning your financial aid. 

Your eligibility for financial aid is based on your academic success: Successfully completing your classes is critical to avoid repayment of federal funds. Also, meeting the institutions Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standard is required. If you are thinking about withdrawing from all of your classes, you should seek guidance from a financial aid counselor first. 

Contact Information: 
Email: finaid@chattanoogastate.edu
Phone: 423-697-4402
Fax: 423-697-3126
Location: Student Center, 1st floor, Information Desk