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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2015-2016
2015-2016 Deadlines2015-2016 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.

2016-2017
2016-2017 Deadlines2016-2017 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, ; 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, by midnight, Central Time; 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.
Alabama - Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska - Alaska Performance Scholarship – June 30, .

Alaska Education Grant – As soon as possible after . Awards made until funds 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, – date postmarked.

Cal Grant also requires submission of a school certified GPA by March 2, 2015. 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.
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 April 1, .

For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by April 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 - June 30,  (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 - 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, @ # Early 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 - Check with your financial aid administrator. ^
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 – Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by March 1, . All other awards made to neediest applicants until funds are depleted.

State Lottery - fall term, September 1, @; spring & summer terms, February 1, @
Texas - Chelck with your financial aid administrator.
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 plan to attend college between  and , select . If you plan to attend college between  and , select .

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