Student Aid Deadlines

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Pay attention to the deadlines! There are federal and state deadlines, and your colleges may also have a deadline.

Enter your state of legal residence and the school year for which you are applying for student aid. Then click View Deadlines.

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2016-2017
Deadlines2016-2017 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

2017-2018
Deadlines2017-2018 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, .
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, .

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, . The deadline for filing FAFSA on the Web applications was . These applications are no longer available.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, .

The deadline for correcting FAFSA on the Web applications was . Since the deadline has passed, corrections can no longer be made.

State Deadline
Alabama - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska - Alaska Performance Scholarship – June 30, . For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Alaska Education Grant – As early as possible after . Awards made until funds are depleted.
There is no state deadline for Alberta.
American Samoa - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
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.
There is no state deadline for British Columbia.
California - For many 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.
There is no state deadline for Canada.
Colorado - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Connecticut - February 15, , by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit 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 May 31, .
Federated States of Micronesia - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Florida - May 15, (date processed)
There is no state deadline for Foreign Country.
Georgia - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Guam - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
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 application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Illinois - As soon as possible after . 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 application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Kentucky - As soon as possible after . Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana - July 1, (July 1, recommended)
Maine - May 1, by midnight, Central Time.
There is no state deadline for Manitoba.
Marshall Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Maryland - March 1, by midnight, Central Time.
Massachusetts - May 1, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Mexico.
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 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 . Awards made until funds depleted.

All other aid - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
There is no state deadline for New Brunswick.
New Hampshire - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
New Jersey -  Tuition Aid Grant recipients - April 15, by midnight, Central Time.

All other applicants - September 15,  by midnight, Central Time, for fall and spring terms; February 15,  by midnight, Central Time, for spring term only.
New Mexico - Check with your financial aid administrator.
New York - June 30, by midnight, Central Time. Additional forms may be required.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.
North Carolina - As soon as possible after . Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota - As soon as possible after . Awards made until funds are depleted.
N. Mariana Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
There is no state deadline for Northwest Territories.
There is no state deadline for Nova Scotia.
There is no state deadline for Nunavut.
Ohio - October 1, , by midnight, Central Time.
Oklahoma - As soon as possible after . Awards made until funds are depleted.
There is no state deadline for Ontario.
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 . Awards made until funds are depleted.
Palau - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
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. Additional forms may be required.
There is no state deadline for Prince Edward Island.
Puerto Rico - Check with your financial aid administrator.
There is no state deadline for Quebec (PQ).
There is no state deadline for Quebec (QC).
Rhode Island - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
There is no state deadline for Saskatchewan.
South Carolina - Tuition Grants - June 30, by midnight, Central Time.

SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants - As soon as possible after . 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.

Tenessee 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 .
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.
U.S. Virgin Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.
Utah - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Vermont - As soon as possible after . 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 . 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.
There is no state deadline for Yukon.
Alabama - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska - Alaska Performance Scholarship – June 30, ; later applications accepted if funds available.

Alaska Education Grant – As early as possible after January 1, . Funding awarded until fully depleted.
There is no state deadline for Alberta.
American Samoa - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Arizona - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Arkansas - Academic Challenge – June 1, @.

Workforce Grant - check with your financial aid administrator.

Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, @.
There is no state deadline for British Columbia.
California - For many state financial aid programs – March 2, @.

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, @. 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.
There is no state deadline for Canada.
Colorado - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Connecticut - February 15, . # *
Delaware - April 15, @.
District of Columbia - FAFSA completed by May 1, @.

For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by June 30, .
Federated States of Micronesia - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Florida - May 15, – date processed
There is no state deadline for Foreign Country.
Georgia - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Guam - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Hawaii - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Idaho - Opportunity Grant - March 1, @. # *
Illinois - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana - March 10, @.
Iowa - July 1, @. Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs. ^
Kansas - April 1, @. # *
Kentucky - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana - July 1, by midnight, Central Time; July 1, recommended.
Maine - May 1, @.
There is no state deadline for Manitoba.
Marshall Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Maryland - March 1, @.
Massachusetts - May 1, @. #
There is no state deadline for Mexico.
Michigan - March 1, @.
Minnesota - 30 days after term starts @.
Mississippi - MTAG and MESG Grants – September 15, @.

HELP Scholarship – March 31, @.
Missouri - April 1, @.
Montana - March 1, @. #
Nebraska - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Nevada - Silver State Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds depleted.

All other aid - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
There is no state deadline for New Brunswick.
New Hampshire - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
New Jersey -  Tuition Aid Grant recipients - June 1, @.

All other applicants - October 1,  by midnight, Central Time, for fall and spring terms; March 1,  by midnight, Central Time, for spring term only.
New Mexico - Check with your financial aid administrator.
New York - June 30, @. ^
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.
North Carolina - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota - April 15, @. # Earlier priority deadlines may exist for institutional programs.
N. Mariana Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
There is no state deadline for Northwest Territories.
There is no state deadline for Nova Scotia.
There is no state deadline for Nunavut.
Ohio - October 1, , @.
Oklahoma - March 1, @. #
There is no state deadline for Ontario.
Oregon - OSAC Private Scholarships - March 1, .

Oregon Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds are depleted.
Palau - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
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, @. ^

All other applicants - May 1, @. ^
There is no state deadline for Prince Edward Island.
Puerto Rico - Check with your financial aid administrator.
There is no state deadline for Quebec (PQ).
There is no state deadline for Quebec (QC).
Rhode Island - March 1, @. #
There is no state deadline for Saskatchewan.
South Carolina - Tuition Grants - June 30, @.

SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Tennessee - State Grant – Application Deadline March 1, . Eligible Prior-year recipients receive priority, and all other awards made to neediest applicants until funds are depleted.

State Lottery - fall term, September 1, @; spring & summer terms, February 1, @.

Tenessee Promise - February 15,
Texas - March 15, , @.
U.S. Virgin Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Utah - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Vermont - As soon as possible after January 1, . Awards made until funds are depleted. ^
Virginia - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
Washington - As soon as possible after January 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. ^
There is no state deadline for Yukon.
College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

Help and Hints

What is your state of legal residence?


Select your current state or country of legal residence. Select Foreign Country if your legal residence is in a foreign country.

Each state determines legal residency differently. You should contact your college's financial aid office for assistance with state of legal residence qualifications.

Your answer represents the residency or domicile of your true, fixed, and permanent home. If you moved into a state for the sole purpose of attending a school, do not count that state as your state of legal residence.

For what school year are you applying for student aid?


Select the school year for which you are applying for financial aid. The school year you select should correspond to the FAFSA you will complete. For example, if you are applying for financial aid for the  school year, select . If you are applying for financial aid for the  school year, select .

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