State FAFSA Deadlines for 2012 – 2013

state fafsa deadlinesBy Dean Tsouvalas
StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief


The FAFSA is your first and most important step to getting the money you need to help you pay for college.  And we have all the FAFSA Deadlines for 2012 – 2013.

Federal Deadline:

FAFSA applications for the 2012-2013 school year must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2013. Any corrections or updates to an existing application can be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2013.

College Deadlines:

Some colleges set a different financial aid deadline than the state and federal deadlines. They may also have additional forms their financial aid department needs from you in order for you financial aid application to be considered complete. If the college deadline is significantly earlier than the state and federal deadline, have that deadline take priority. You should also 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.

State Deadlines:

To be considered for state-funded financial aid such as grants and need-based scholarships you should submit your FAFSA before your state’s deadline. Each state has a different FAFSA deadline for this. Find your state’s deadline in the listings below. Keep in mind that your state of residence is often used to determine your eligibility for state-funded financial aid:

Alabama Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska AK Education Grant and AK Performance Scholarship – June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

Ohio

October 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time.

Oklahoma

March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

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.

Puerto Rico

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Rhode Island

March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.

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.

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