Radford University uses the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as the primary document to determine aid eligibility. Students may file the FAFSA after January 1st each year. We encourage each of you to complete the FAFSA prior to returning to school for the spring semester, but no later than Radford’s priority deadline of February 15th.
Please note that the Department of Education FAFSA form does not request you to make a payment in order for it to be processed. If you are asked to pay an application fee you are not completing the FAFSA.
Summer Financial Aid Application
If you are attending summer school and are interested in financial aid to help pay your expenses you are required to complete the Summer School Application. The application is available at the start of the spring semester on your MyRU portal on the My Accounts tab. You are encouraged to complete the summer application by the March 1st priority deadline once you have completed your summer school registration. We will review the application and contact you regarding your eligibility and financial aid options.
Late Financial Aid Applications
Although the priority deadline for filing your FAFSA is February 15th, you may complete your FAFSA after this date. We will continue to process all FAFSA's received throughout the academic year. Prior to the end of each academic year a deadline for receiving FAFSA's is established. Because the application review and verification process can be take several weeks to complete we cannot guarantee that applications received after this deadline will be processed.
We recommend that you work diligently to meet the established deadlines. Missing financial aid deadlines will cause you to miss out on grant and scholarship opportunities.