Allow approximately two weeks for the federal processing of your FAFSA, which you file online at Once the financial aid staff receives this information, a financial aid package will be determined unless further information is required. The amount of time between receipt of application and determination of aid varies, but it is generally within three weeks. Returning students are processed when fall semester grades have been posted and Satisfactory Academic Progress has been verified. Typically, award packages for returning students will be processed beginning in February.