FAFSA State Deadlines – Don’t Miss These FAFSA Dates

One of the most common FAFSA mistakes is simply missing the deadline.  So to help you avoid that, we’ve put together the 2010 – 2011 FAFSA Deadlines for each state.  For more information on the FAFSA, step-by-step instructions to filling out the form and other tips please read our Free FAFSA Guide.Free FAFSA Guide

Federal Deadline: Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, June 30, 2012.

Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, September 15, 2012.

State Deadlines:
Each state has a different deadline. See the listing below.
College Deadlines:
Each college may have a different 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.

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.

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.

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, 2011date 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.

Colorado– Check with your financial aid administrator.

ConnecticutFebruary 15, 2011. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

DelawareApril 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.

District of ColumbiaJune 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.

FloridaMay 15, 2011 – date processed.

Georgia – Check with your financial aid administrator.

Hawaii -Check with your financial aid administrator.

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.

IndianaMarch 10, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.

IowaJuly 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time; earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.

KansasApril 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.

LouisianaJune 30, 2012 (July 1, 2011 recommended)

Maine – May 1, 2011

MarylandMarch 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.

MassachusettsMay 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

MichiganMarch 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard 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.

MissouriApril 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

MontanaMarch 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

Nebraska – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.

Nevada – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.

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.  Additional form may be required.

New YorkJune 30, 2011 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.

North Carolina -Check with your financial aid administrator.

North DakotaMarch 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

OhioOctober 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.

Oklahoma -March 15, 2011

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.

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.

Rhode IslandMarch 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

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.

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 VirginiaApril 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.

For more information on the FAFSA, step-by-step instructions to filling out the form and other tips please read our Free FAFSA Guide.

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