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After the Census Date

The Census Date is at the end of the second week of each term. Credit hours are locked and financial aid for the term is adjusted to reflect the student's official enrolled credits.

For example, if the student received aid at the beginning of the term based on full-time enrollment and then dropped credits, aid is then revised to match their eligibility based on the number of credits enrolled in as of the Census Date and types of aid that were awarded.

A student whose Census Date enrollment is less-than-half-time is not eligible for any federal student loans. In this case, the entire loan amount for the term must be returned to the lender. The return of loan funds may create an outstanding balance on a student's PSU account, but also reduces the outstanding principal balance of the student loan.

Any credits added to your enrollment after the Census Date must be approved by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Once Registration and Records officially adds the credits, you must submit a Census Petition to the Office of Student Financial Aid. If your new enrollment is approved, your aid will be adjusted at that time. For the Office of Student Financial Aid's complete Census Date Policy, click here: Census Date Policy

CENSUS DATES for the 2014/2015 AID YEAR

Fall Term 2014 October 12, 2014
Winter Term 2015 January 18, 2015
Spring Term 2015 April 12, 2015