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.

View Deadlines

2011-2012 2011-2012 Deadlines2011-2012 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

2012-2013 2012-2013 Deadlines2012-2013 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

Federal Deadline
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2013.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2013.
The deadline for filing FAFSA on the Web applications was June 30, 2012. These applications are no longer available.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 21, 2012.

State Deadline
Alabama - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska - AK Education Grant and AK Performance Scholarship – June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
There is no state deadline for Alberta.
American Samoa - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Arizona - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Arkansas - For Academic Challenge – June 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
For Workforce Grant – check with your financial aid administrator.
For Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
There is no state deadline for British Columbia.
California - For initial awards - March 2, 2012. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
For additional community college awards - September 2, 2012 - date postmarked. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
There is no state deadline for Canada.
Colorado - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Connecticut - February 15, 2012. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Delaware - April 15, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
District of Columbia - June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. Additional form may be required. For priority consideration, submit application by May 15, 2012. Contact your state agency for more information.
Federated States of Micronesia - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Florida - May 15, 2012 - 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 form may be required.
Hawaii - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Idaho - Opportunity Grant - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Illinois - As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana - March 10, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Iowa - July 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time; earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
Kansas - April 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Kentucky - As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana - June 30, 2013 (July 1, 2012 recommended).
Maine - May 1, 2012, by midnight, Central Time.
There is no state deadline for Manitoba.
Marshall Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Maryland - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Massachusetts - May 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Mexico.
Michigan - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Minnesota - 30 days after term starts by midnight, Central Time.
Mississippi - MTAG and MESG Grants – September 15, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
HELP Scholarship – March 31, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Missouri - April 2, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Montana - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Nebraska - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Nevada - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
There is no state deadline for New Brunswick.
New Hampshire - New Hampshire is not offering a state grant this year.
New Jersey - 2011-2012 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - June 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
All other applicants - October 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time, for fall and spring terms; March 1, 2013 by midnight, Central Time, for spring term only.
New Mexico - Check with your financial aid administrator.
New York - June 30, 2013 by midnight, Central Time. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.
North Carolina - As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota - April 15, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Early priority deadlines may exist for institutional programs.
N. Mariana Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form 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, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Oklahoma - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Ontario.
Oregon - OSAC Private Scholarships - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Oregon Opportunity Grant - February 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
Palau - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Pennsylvania - All first-time applicants at a community college; a business/trade/technical school; a hospital school of nursing; or enrolled in a non-transferable 2-year program - August 1, 2012, by midnight Central Time.
All other applicants - May 1, 2012, by midnight Central Time.
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, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Saskatchewan.
South Carolina - Tuition Grants - June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
SC Commission on Higher Education - As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Tennessee - For State Grant - As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until funds are depleted.
For State Lottery - September 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Texas - Check with your financial aid administrator.
U.S. Virgin Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Utah - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Vermont - As soon as possible after January 1, 2012. Awards made until funds are depleted. Additional form may be required.
Virginia - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Washington - Check with your financial aid administrator.
West Virginia - Promise Scholarship - March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
WV Higher Education Grant Program - April 16, 2012, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Wisconsin - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Wyoming - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
There is no state deadline for Yukon.
Alabama - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska - AK Education Grant - April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
AK Performance Scholarship – June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
There is no state deadline for Alberta.
American Samoa - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Arizona - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Arkansas - For Academic Challenge - June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
For Workforce Grant - check with your financial aid administrator.
For Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
There is no state deadline for British Columbia.
California - For initial awards - March 2, 2011. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
For additional community college awards - September 2, 2011 - date postmarked. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
There is no state deadline for Canada.
Colorado - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Connecticut - February 15, 2011. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Delaware - April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
District of Columbia - June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Federated States of Micronesia - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Florida - May 15, 2011 - 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 form may be required.
Hawaii - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Idaho - Opportunity Grant - March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Illinois - As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana - March 10, 2011, by midnight, Central Standard Time.
Iowa - July 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time; earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
Kansas - April 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Kentucky - As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana - June 30, 2012 (July 1, 2011 recommended).
Maine - May 1, 2011.
There is no state deadline for Manitoba.
Marshall Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Maryland - March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
Massachusetts - May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Mexico.
Michigan - March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Minnesota - 30 days after term starts by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Mississippi - MTAG and MESG Grants - September 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
HELP Scholarship - March 31, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Missouri - April 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Montana - March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Nebraska - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Nevada - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
There is no state deadline for New Brunswick.
New Hampshire - May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
New Jersey - 2010-2011 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
All other applications – October 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time, for fall and spring terms; March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Daylight Time, for spring term only.
New Mexico - Check with your financial aid administrator.
New York - June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland.
There is no state deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.
North Carolina - Check with your financial aid administrator.
North Dakota - March 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
N. Mariana Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form 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, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Oklahoma - March 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Ontario.
Oregon - OSAC Private Scholarships - March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
Oregon Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Palau - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Pennsylvania - All 2010-2011 State Grant recipients and all non-2010-2011 State Grant recipients in degree programs - May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
All other applicants - August 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
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, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
There is no state deadline for Saskatchewan.
South Carolina -Tuition Grants - June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
SC Commission on Higher Education – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Tennessee - For State Grant - As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
For State Lottery - September 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Texas - Check with your financial aid administrator.
U.S. Virgin Islands - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Utah - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Vermont - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Virginia - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Washington - Check with your financial aid administrator.
West Virginia - April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Wisconsin - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Wyoming - Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
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 their definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date they receive 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 that you will complete. For example, if you plan to attend college between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, select 2012-2013. If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, select 2011-2012.

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