Financial Aid Planning Timeline

Introduction

The Financial Aid Planning Timeline can help you be prepared for the other part of college planning - planning to pay for college. There are important time sensitive steps you need to follow to keep all your financial aid options open.

Follow the steps in the timeline throughout the school year. You can print the timeline page and use it as a checklist or a reminder.

All the steps you need to follow for high school planning, college planning and financial aid planning are shown for each grade. In this section, the financial aid planning steps are highlighted. Steps for alternate pathways after high school are also included.

There's lots to do. Stay on track.