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Upcoming TGS Financial Aid Deadlines and Key Dates

Modified: August 4, 2015

Deadlines for Students’ Funding and Registration

August 7
Deadline for entry of fall quarter tuition funding for continuing students who have preregistered
If funding is not entered by this date, student invoices will reflect that tuition has not been paid for those students who have preregistered for fall by this date.

September 8
Deadline for entry of fall quarter tuition funding for continuing students who have preregistered
If funding is not entered by this date, student invoices will reflect that tuition has not been paid for those students who have preregistered for fall by this date.

September 11
Deadline for submission of dual career/non-degree spreadsheet for fall quarter 2015/16
With the implementation of the Smart Pages, you are unable to complete data entry for students who are in dual careers or are in a TGS non-degree program.  Please submit a spreadsheet with required information, so that TGS financial aid staff can complete this data entry.  The spreadsheet template can be found here (paste link into your browser to download): http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/documents/news/dualcareerstudents.xlsx

Deadline for entry of stipend requests for fall quarter 2015/16 in “Special Request” Tool

September 14
Deadline for fall quarter 2015/16 funding entry
Stipend Awards with Item Types 61 (includes only words in the description)
We would appreciate if this data entry would be completed prior to this date.  See key dates for testing below.  This is the absolute deadline to have stipend funding beginning on 9/1/15 to be included in the interface.

Stipend Awards with Item Types 62 (includes chart string in description)
We would appreciate if this data entry would be completed prior to this date.  See key dates for testing below.  This is the absolute deadline to have stipend funding beginning on 9/1/15 to be included in the interface.

September 15
Deadline for paper position/appointment forms for September pay to Payroll Office

September 23
FICA registration deadline
Please remind your TGS students who are scheduled to receive pay on September 30th that they must register by 5pm to avoid having Social Security/Medicare tax (FICA) deducted.  Only students who are being funded entirely or partially as graduate, teaching and research assistants are subject to FICA.

Deadline for students to set up direct deposit in FASIS Self Service prior to 9/30 pay date
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tudents receiving pay through FASIS are strongly encouraged to enroll to have their pay directly deposited in designated bank account(s).  Information regarding direct deposit enrollment can be found here.  For 15/16 graduate students should be able to submit their direct deposit request as early as September 17, 2015.  The direct deposit enrollment cannot occur until an active appointment exists in FASIS. 

Other Key Dates

Now-5 PM on September 11
Fall quarter registration open for continuing students.

August 4
Financial Aid Open Lab/Training Session - Evanston
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held at 1800 Sherman, 2-217 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm

August 10
Student Invoices generated
Remind students to review and pay any outstanding balance for which they are responsible; funded students should notify you if their tuition has not been paid for fall.

Financial Aid Open lab/training session – Chicago
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held in Tarry 1-730 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm

First Interface Test for Fall 2015
Reports will be generated and will be available in VISTA.  A list of any errors that occur will be sent out so that they can be corrected prior to the actual interface. 

August 18
Financial Aid Open Lab/Training Session - Evanston
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held at 1800 Sherman, 2-217 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

August 24
Financial Aid Open Lab/Training Session – Chicago
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held in Tarry 1-730 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Second Interface Test for Fall 2015
Reports will be generated and will be available in VISTA.  A list of any errors that occur will be sent out so that they can be corrected prior to the actual interface. 

August 31
Financial Aid Open Lab/Training Session - Evanston- Evanston
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held at 1800 Sherman, 2-217 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm

September 2
Financial Aid Open Lab/Training Session – Chicago (final prior to interface)
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held in Tarry 1-730 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

September 8
Financial Aid Open Lab/Training Session - Evanston (final prior to interface)
You may register through FASIS Self-Service. Course number is TGS04.  Session will be held at 1800 Sherman, 2-217 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm

September 9 – 15
Versant test administered during this week for students who have registered for the test.

September 10
Student Invoices generated
Remind students to review and pay any outstanding balance for which they are responsible; funded students should notify you if their tuition has not been paid for fall.

September 11
Fall quarter registration closes at 5 PM for continuing students.

September 16
Fall quarter registration opens for new students only.

September 21
Fall quarter registration reopens for continuing students.

October 10
Student Invoices generated
Remind students to review and pay any outstanding balance for which they are responsible; funded students should notify you if their tuition has not been paid for fall.

November 2
A late fee of $200 will be applied to student accounts where the balance due exceeds $500.

November 10
Student Invoices generated
Remind students to review and pay any outstanding balance for which they are responsible; funded students should notify you if their tuition has not been paid for fall.

November 13
SPEAK test administered.

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