What does it mean to be "Awarded" Financial Aid?

My College has a chart that lists when you will receive aid. It states "If student is AWARDED before these dates" then according to the dates it shows judges when we will receive our grants. I submitted my FAFSA February 9, 2011 for the 2011-2012 school year (yes late i know! I just started in Spring... show more My College has a chart that lists when you will receive aid. It states "If student is AWARDED before these dates" then according to the dates it shows judges when we will receive our grants. I submitted my FAFSA February 9, 2011 for the 2011-2012 school year (yes late i know! I just started in Spring 2012) And I was Emailed that my FAFSA had been processed February 10. I would just like to know what exactly "Awarded" means so i can see where on the chart i fall under. Helppp!
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