Priority Dates:

  1. Priority Dates are critical when applying for financial aid. Apply as early as possible.
  2. 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.
  3. After priority dates, there may be less aid available from state aid and scholarships. Students still may submit applications, but they may be required to pay their tuition and books themselves before receiving a reimbursement credit. See a financial aid representative for possible reimbursement for current or past quarters of federal Pell grants.
  4. Students who have difficulty paying 100% of tuition and fees at the time payment is due should see the Bursar about the FACTS payment plan.  This plan allows students to spread tuition over two or three payments. Students also may apply on-line at


Guarantee Processing Dates

In order to ensure that your financial aid is processed in time to pay for your classes, you must meet the guarantee processing dates listed below. Sinclair must receive your FAFSA information from the Federal Government and all paperwork needed to complete your file by the guarantee dates listed below:


Guarantee Date

 Spring Semester 2016  November 20, 2015