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When Is Your FAFSA Due?

Last updated September 30, 2020

Some states have extremely early FAFSA priority dates. For example, in states where the deadline mentions "Complete the FAFSA As soon as possible after October 1st", you should complete the FAFSA as soon as you can, as these states award funds on a first-come, first-served basis and do run out of financial aid!

Alabama Check with your financial aid administrator.

Alaska Alaska Performance Scholarship – June 30. 

Alaska Education Grant – As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Arizona Check with your financial aid administrator.

Arkansas Academic Challenge – June 1,  by midnight, Central Time.

Workforce Grant – Check with your financial aid administrator.

Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1 by midnight, Central Time. 

California For ALL state financial aid programs – March 2 (date postmarked). 

Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form. For additional community college Cal Grants - September 2 (date postmarked).

If you are a non-citizen holding a Social Security card issued through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or for some other work authorization, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at www.caldreamact.org. Do NOT fill out a FAFSA. Contact the California Student Aid Commission (www.csac.ca.gov) or your financial aid administrator for more information. Additional forms may be required. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA.

Colorado Check with your financial aid administrator.

Connecticut February 15, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit the application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Delaware April 15 by midnight, Central Time.

District of Columbia FAFSA completed by May 1. 

For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by April 30.

Florida May 15 (date processed)

Georgia Check with your financial aid administrator.

Hawaii Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Idaho

Opportunity Grant – March 1 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit the application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Illinois As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Indiana March 10 by midnight, Central Time.

Iowa July 1 by midnight, Central Time. Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs. Additional forms may be required.

Kansas April 1 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit the application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Kentucky As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Louisiana July 1 (recommended)

Maine May 1 by midnight, Central Time.

Maryland March 1 by midnight, Central Time.

Massachusetts May 1 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit the application by date specified.

Michigan March 1 by midnight, Central Time.

Minnesota 30 days after term starts by midnight, Central Time.

Mississippi MTAG and MESG Grants – September 15 by midnight, Central Time.

HELP Scholarship – March 31 by midnight, Central Time.

Missouri February 1. For priority consideration, submit the application by date specified. Applications received through April 1, by midnight, Central Time. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Montana Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Nebraska Check with your financial aid administrator.

Nevada Silver State Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds depleted. All other aid - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

New Hampshire Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

New Jersey 2018-2019 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - April 15, 2019 by midnight, Central Time. All other applicants - September 15, 2017 by midnight, Central Time, for fall and spring terms; February 15, 2019 by midnight, Central Time, for spring term only. *These dates may have changed, check here for the latest deadlines

New Mexico Check with your financial aid administrator.

New York June 30 by midnight, Central Time. Additional forms may be required.

North Carolina As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

North Dakota As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Ohio October 1, by midnight, Central Time.

Oklahoma As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Oregon OSAC Private Scholarships - March 1. Additional forms may be required. 

Oregon Promise Grant – Fall term, April 1 by midnight, Central Time; other terms, contact state agency. Additional forms may be required. Awards made until funds are depleted. 

Oregon Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Pennsylvania All first-time applicants enrolled in a: community college; business/trade/technical school; hospital school of nursing; designated Pennsylvania Open-Admission institution; or non-transferable two-year program – August 1 by midnight, Central Time.

All other applicants – May 1 by midnight, Central Time.

Rhode Island Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

South Carolina Tuition Grants - June 30 by midnight, Central Time. 

SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants - As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

South Dakota Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Tennessee State Grant – January 17. Eligible Prior-year recipients receive priority, and all other awards made to neediest applicants until funds are depleted. 

Tennessee Promise – January 17. 

State Lottery - Fall term, September 1 by midnight, Central Time; spring & summer terms, February 1 by midnight, Central Time.

Texas As soon as possible after October 1. 

Texas public colleges – March 15. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. 

Texas private colleges – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Utah Check with your financial aid administrator.

Vermont As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted. Additional forms may be required.

Virginia Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Washington As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship – March 1. New applicants must submit additional application at www.cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. 

WV Higher Education Grant Program - April 15.

Wisconsin Check with your financial aid administrator.

Wyoming Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Source: studentaid.gov

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