Priority/Guarantee Dates

Priority dates are critical when applying for financial aid. Apply as early as possible.

May 1 is the annual priority processing date established by Sinclair. Apply by May 1 each year for the best chance of receiving a financial aid award for the next academic year.

After priority dates, there may be less aid available from state aid and scholarships. You may still submit an application, but you may be required to pay tuition and book fees yourself before receiving a reimbursement credit. See a financial aid representative for possible reimbursement for current or past quarters of federal Pell grants.

If you are having difficulty paying all of your tuition and fees by the due date, you should see the Bursar about the FACTS payment plan. This plan allows you to spread tuition over two or three payments. You can also visit to apply online.

Guarantee Processing Dates

In order to ensure that your financial aid is processed in time to pay for your classes, you should apply early and be sure your information is complete and accurate. Sinclair must receive your FAFSA information from the federal government and all paperwork needed to complete your file by the guarantee dates listed below:

Term Guarantee Date
Spring 2016 November 20, 2015

Financial Aid Counseling Sessions Offered at the Learning Centers

Call to attend a financial aid counseling session at the Sinclair learning centers for a complete review of the financial aid process.

Englewood Learning Center (937)836-8750
Preble County Learning Center (937)456-5252
Huber Heights Learning Center (937)233-5550

Loan Counseling Sessions Offered at the Dayton Campus

If you want to know if you qualify for additional loan funds for 2014-2015, you must attend a loan counseling session offered at the Dayton campus. You must bring with you the personal identification number (PIN) that you used to sign your FAFSA application. If you don't remember your PIN, visit to request a duplicate number. Check the following schedule for upcoming loan counseling sessions. Scheduled session information is subject to change without notice.

Dayton Campus Loan Counseling Sessions- Building 11 Room 323
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FAFSA Workshop Dates

If you need help completing the 2015-2016 FAFSA (for fall 2015, spring 2016, and summer 2016) , please plan on attending one of our FAFSA workshops.

Workshops are currently scheduled at the Dayton campus for the following dates and times. Scheduled workshop information is subject to change without notice.

Click here to visit our FAFSA Workshop information page.