The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Application and Award Timetable

It is important to file your paperwork at the right time to receive the optimal financial assistance toward your education at The Citadel. This timetable is designed to keep you informed about application deadlines and the annual financial aid schedule in our office. Please click twice on The Financial Aid Process graphic to enlarge.



  • 01: FAFSA available online at for the upcoming school year
  • First week: financial Aid disbursed for the current spring semester


  • 28: FAFSA priority deadline
  • Begin assembling financial aid packages for incoming freshmen


  • 15: Summer school financial aid application available
  • Mid-month: Upperclass scholarship application posted online
  • South Carolina Teacher and Career Changer Loan Applications available for upcoming school year


  • 01: Begin freshman financial aid award notifications for upcoming academic year
  • Cease processing financial aid for current academic year
  • 15: Summer school financial aid application priority deadline


  • Disburse financial aid for Maymester
  • 05: Upperclass scholarship application closes
  • Package upperclass financial aid accounts, including scholarships
  • Set up fall tuition payment plans with Treasurer's Office


  • Disburse financial aid for Summer Session I


  • 01: Deadline to apply for financial aid for the upcoming year and to have aid available in time for fee payment
  • Disburse financial aid for Summer Session II


  • Disburse financial aid for Fall Semester


  • Priority deadline for FAFSA to be received at The Citadel for upcoming spring semester (does not apply if you received aid at The Citadel for current Fall Semester)


Scholarship Award Timetable

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