Financial Aid Deadline Extension Request Letter

Many institutions have deadlines for submitting the FAFSA and required paperwork. If you miss your school's deadlines, you could see delays in processing your aid or miss out on certain types of aid.

If your school does not offer an online form or you cannot reach out to the financial aid office during business hours, you can start the conversation by using the free SwiftStudent Financial Aid Deadline Extension Request, and submitting it to your financial aid office.

When should I ask the financial aid office about this option?

You should submit this request immediately after realizing you missed the deadline or will miss it. It's best to be up front and transparent.

How do I submit a Financial Aid Deadline Extension Request to my school? 

It's best to contact your financial aid office to determine the best place to send the request, but you can email the contact listed on the financial aid office's web page if you need to start the process outside of business hours.

Be sure to follow up by phone as soon as possible to confirm they received your request. If you have any required overdue documentation, you should try to submit it with the request.

Remember to use the free SwiftStudent worksheet to help you keep track of your interactions with your financial aid office.

What should I expect after I submit my Financial Aid Deadline Extension Request?

Your financial aid office may need additional documents or information to make a decision.

Make sure to check your official school email address every day so that you don't miss a response from your financial aid office. You can also reach out to your financial aid office to check on the status of your request.

If your request is approved, the financial aid office will share how much more aid you can expect to receive, if any. If you are offered a loan, it's important to consider the type of loan and how the amount will help you reach educational goals.

If your request is denied, it doesn't mean you're out of options. Ask your financial aid office why the request was denied and what other community or institutional resources are available.

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