FAFSA® Deadlines

 The FAFSA® for the 2020-2021 school year is available now, and should be completed as soon as possible to maximize your aid. The deadline is Central time (CT) on June 30, 2021.

Important information about FAFSA® deadlines

Aid can run out before the posted deadline

Aid is often provided by schools and the government on a first-come first-serve, so the sooner you can turn in your FAFSA®, the better chances you have at claiming grants and scholarships which you likely won’t have to repay.

Colleges set their own deadlines

Although the Federal deadline is in June, many schools require you to file your FAFSA® with them to be eligible for their scholarships and grants.  Most schools dole these out before the beginning of the school year, so the sooner you file, the more likely you are to receive better offers.

State deadlines might be earlier

Many states have their own grants available and their deadlines may occur before the June 30 deadline.  You can use the table below to search for your State’s deadline.

Alabama

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Alaska

Alaska Education Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

 

Alaska Performance Scholarship: For priority consideration, submit your application by June 30, 2020. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Alberta

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Alberta.

American Samoa

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Arizona

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Arkansas

Academic Challenge: June 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

 

Higher Education Opportunity Grant: June 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

 

Workforce Grant: Check with your financial aid administrator.

British Columbia

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for British Columbia.

California

For many state financial aid programs: March 2, 2020 (date postmarked).

 

Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2020. 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: Sept. 2, 2020 (date postmarked).

 

If you’re a noncitizen without a Social Security card or had one issued through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at caldreamact.org. You don’t need to fill out a FAFSA form to be eligible for California student financial aid. Contact the California Student Aid Commission (csac.ca.gov) or your financial aid administrator for more information. Additional forms might be required. Applicants are encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA form.

Canada

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Canada.

Colorado

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Connecticut

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, Feb. 15, 2020. Additional forms might be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Delaware

June 15, 2020, by midnight CT.

District of Columbia

For priority consideration, submit your FAFSA form by May 1, 2020.

 

For the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by June 30, 2020, to be given priority consideration.

Federated States of Micronesia

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Florida

May 15, 2020 (date processed).

Foreign Country

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state deadline for foreign countries.

Georgia

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Guam

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Hawaii

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Idaho

Opportunity Grant: For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, March 1, 2020. Additional forms might be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Illinois

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Visit isac.org for Monetary Award Program renewal deadline information. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Indiana

Adult Student Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted. New applicants must submit additional forms at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.

 

Workforce Ready Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019.

 

Frank O’Bannon Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019.

 

21st Century Scholarship: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019.

Iowa

July 1, 2020, by midnight CT. Earlier priority deadlines might exist for certain programs. Additional forms might be required.

Kansas

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, June 1, 2020. Additional forms might be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

Kentucky

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Louisiana

July 1, 2021 (July 1, 2020 recommended).

Maine

May 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

Manitoba

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Manitoba.

Marshall Islands

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Maryland

March 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

Massachusetts

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, May 1, 2020.

Mexico

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state deadline for Mexico.

Michigan

March 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

Minnesota

30 days after term starts, by midnight CT.

Mississippi

MTAG and MESG Grants: Oct. 15, 2020 by midnight Central time (CT).

 

HELP Grant: April 30, 2020 by midnight CT.

Missouri

For priority consideration, submit your application by Feb. 3, 2020. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2020, at midnight CT.

Montana

For priority consideration, submit your application by Dec. 1, 2019. Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Nebraska

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Nevada

Silver State Opportunity Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

 

Nevada Promise Scholarship: April 1, 2020. Additional forms might be required. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

 

All other aid: Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

New Brunswick

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for New Brunswick.

New Hampshire

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

New Jersey

2019–20 Tuition Aid Grant recipients: June 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

 

All other applicants: Fall and spring terms: Sept. 15, 2020, by midnight CT.

 

All other applicants: Spring term only: Feb. 15, 2021, by midnight CT.

New Mexico

Check with your financial aid administrator.

New York

June 30, 2021, by midnight CT. Additional forms might be required.

Newfoundland

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Newfoundland.

Newfoundland/Labrador

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.

North Carolina

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

North Dakota

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

N. Mariana Islands

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, April 30, 2020. Additional forms might be required.

Northwest Territories

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Northwest Territories.

Nova Scotia

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Nova Scotia.

Nunavut

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Nunavut.

Ohio

Oct. 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

Oklahoma

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Ontario

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Ontario.

Oregon

Oregon Opportunity Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

 

OSAC Private Scholarships: March 1, 2020. Additional forms might be required.

 

Oregon Promise Grant: Contact your state agency. Additional forms might be required.

Palau

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Pennsylvania

All first-time applicants enrolled in a community college, business, trade, or technical school, hospital school of nursing, designated Pennsylvania Open-Admission institution, or nontransferable two-year program: Aug. 1, 2020, by midnight CT.

 

All other applicants: May 15, 2020, by midnight CT. Additional forms might be required.

Prince Edward Island

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Prince Edward Island.

Puerto Rico

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Quebec (PQ)

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Quebec (PQ).

Quebec (QC)

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Quebec (QC).

Rhode Island

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Saskatchewan

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state (or province) deadline for Saskatchewan.

South Carolina

SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Tuition Grants: June 30, 2020, by midnight CT.

South Dakota

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Tennessee

State Grant: Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by Feb. 1, 2020. All other awards made to neediest applicants. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Tennessee Promise: Feb. 1, 2020 (date received).

 

State Lottery: Fall term: Sept. 1, 2020 (date received).

 

State Lottery: Spring and summer terms: Feb. 1, 2021 (date received).

Texas

For priority consideration, submit your application by Jan. 15, 2020. Additional forms might be required. Private and two-year institutions might have different deadlines. Check with your financial aid administrator.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Utah

Check with your financial aid administrator. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Additional forms might be required.

Vermont

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Additional forms might be required.

Virginia

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Washington

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Students ineligible for federal aid but who meet state financial aid program and residency requirements should complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid at readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa instead of the FAFSA form. Contact the Washington Student Achievement Council (wsac.wa.gov) or your financial aid administrator for more information.

West Virginia

PROMISE Scholarship: March 1, 2020. New applicants must submit additional forms at cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

 

WV Higher Education Grant Program: April 15, 2020.

Wisconsin

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Wyoming

Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms might be required.

Yukon

Contact your financial aid office. There is no state deadline (or province) for Yukon.

 

Source: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/fafsa-deadlines

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