To be considered for federal student aid for the award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between and midnight Central Time, . Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, .
However, many states and colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for state and institutional financial aid. You can find your state’s deadline at https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm. Check with your college about its deadlines.
Because of the variation in state and college deadlines, it is highly recommended that you fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 to ensure that you do not miss out on available aid.