FAFSA®: Apply for Aid


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school.

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FAFSA®: Apply for Aid

  • The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be unavailable Saturday, Nov. 16, from midnight until 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, Eastern time. During this time, students can still complete and submit a FAFSA form by entering the necessary tax return information manually.

  • The new 2020–21 FAFSA form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage or download the myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.

  • Customers who are using an Apple device (mobile and/or desktop) may encounter errors on some FAFSA fields if the “smart punctuation” feature is enabled. This feature changes apostrophes and quotation marks to invalid characters that the FAFSA form cannot recognize. Learn about solutions for this error.

Student Aid Deadlines

Select your state of legal residence and the school year for which you’re applying for federal student aid.

Please select both state and year.

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STATE DEADLINE


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Check with your financial aid administrator.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

Alaska Education Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

June 30, 2019

Alaska Performance Scholarship: For priority consideration, submit your application by June 30, 2019. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

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There is no state deadline for Alberta.

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

June 1, 2019

Academic Challenge: June 1, 2019, by midnight CT.

Higher Education Opportunity Grant: June 1, 2019, by midnight CT.

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Workforce Grant: Check with your financial aid administrator.

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There is no state deadline for British Columbia.

March 2, 2019

For many state financial aid programs: March 2, 2019 (date postmarked).

Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2019.
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, 2019 (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 do not 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 may 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.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Canada.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Feb. 15, 2019

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, Feb. 15, 2019. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019, by midnight CT

May 1, 2019

For priority consideration, your FAFSA form should be completed by May 1, 2019.

May 31, 2019

For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by May 31, 2019, to be given priority consideration.

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

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 (date processed)

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There is no state deadline for Foreign Country.

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Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

March 1, 2019

Opportunity Grant: For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, March 1, 2019. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

Adult Student Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

April 15, 2019

Frank O'Bannon Grant: April 15, 2019, by midnight CT

21st Century Scholarship: April 15, 2019, by midnight CT

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019, by midnight CT. Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs. Additional forms may be required.

April 1, 2019

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, April 1, 2019. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 (July 1, 2019 recommended)

May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019, by midnight CT

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There is no state deadline for Manitoba.

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

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019, by midnight CT

May 1, 2019

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, May 1, 2019.

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There is no state deadline for Mexico.

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019, by midnight CT

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30 days after term starts, by midnight CT.

Sept. 15, 2019

MTAG and MESG Grants: Sept. 15, 2019, by midnight CT. Additional forms may be required.

March 31, 2019

HELP Scholarship: March 31, 2019, by midnight CT. Additional forms may be required.

Feb. 1, 2019

For priority consideration, submit your application by Feb. 1, 2019. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2019, at midnight CT.

April 30, 2019

For priority consideration, submit your application by midnight CT, April 30, 2019. Additional forms may be required.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

Silver State Opportunity Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

April 1, 2019

Nevada Promise Scholarship: April 1, 2019. Additional forms may be required. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

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

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There is no state deadline for New Brunswick.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

April 15, 2019

2018–19 Tuition Aid Grant recipients: April 15, 2019, by midnight CT

Sept. 15, 2019

All other applicants: Fall and spring terms: Sept. 15, 2019, by midnight CT

Feb. 15, 2020

All other applicants: Spring term only: Feb. 15, 2020, by midnight CT

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020, by midnight CT. Additional forms may be required.

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There is no state deadline for Newfoundland.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Northwest Territories.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Nova Scotia.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Nunavut.

Oct. 1, 2019

Oct. 1, 2019, by midnight CT

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Ontario.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

Oregon Opportunity Grant: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

March 1, 2019

OSAC Private Scholarships: March 1, 2019. Additional forms may be required.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

May 1, 2019

All other applicants: May 1, 2019, by midnight CT. Additional forms may be required.

Aug. 1, 2019

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, 2019, by midnight CT

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Prince Edward Island.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

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There is no state deadline for Quebec (PQ).

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Quebec (QC).

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Saskatchewan.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants: As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

June 30, 2019

Tuition Grants: June 30, 2019, by midnight CT

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Feb. 1, 2019

State Grant: Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by Feb. 1, 2019. All other awards made to neediest applicants. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Tennessee Promise: Feb. 1, 2019 (date received)

Sept. 1, 2019

State Lottery: Fall term: Sept. 1, 2019 (date received)

Feb. 1, 2020

State Lottery: Spring and summer terms: Feb. 1, 2020 (date received)

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018.

Texas public colleges: For priority consideration, submit your application by Jan. 15, 2019. Additional forms may be required.

Texas private colleges: Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Additional forms may be required.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2018

As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2018. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

March 1, 2019

PROMISE Scholarship: March 1, 2019. New applicants must submit additional forms at cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

April 15, 2019

WV Higher Education Grant Program: April 15, 2019

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Yukon.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

June 30, 2020

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Alberta.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

June 1, 2020

Academic Challenge: June 1, 2020, by midnight Central time (CT).

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Workforce Grant: Check with your financial aid administrator.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for British Columbia.

March 2, 2020

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.

Sept. 2, 2020

For additional community college Cal Grants: Sept. 2, 2020 (date postmarked).

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Canada.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Feb. 15, 2020

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

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020, by midnight Central time.

May 1, 2020

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

May 31, 2020

For the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), complete the DC OneApp and submit supporting documents by May 31, 2020, to be given priority consideration.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020 (date processed).

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for foreign countries.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

March 1, 2020

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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.

April 15, 2020

Frank O'Bannon Grant: April 15, 2020, by midnight Central time (CT).

21st Century Scholarship: April 15, 2020, by midnight CT.

July 1, 2020

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

April 1, 2020

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

July 1, 2021

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

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020, by midnight Central time.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Manitoba.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020, by midnight Central time.

May 1, 2020

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline for Mexico.

March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020, by midnight Central time.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

30 days after term starts, by midnight Central time.

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020, by midnight Central time.

Feb. 3, 2020

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

Dec. 1, 2019

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

April 1, 2020

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for New Brunswick.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

April 15, 2020

2019–20 Tuition Aid Grant recipients: April 15, 2020, by midnight Central time (CT).

Sept. 15, 2020

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

Feb. 15, 2021

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

June 30, 2021

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Newfoundland.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Newfoundland/Labrador.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

April 30, 2020

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Northwest Territories.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Nova Scotia.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Nunavut.

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 1, 2020, by midnight Central time.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Ontario.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

March 1, 2020

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Aug. 1, 2020

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 Central time (CT).

May 1, 2020

All other applicants: May 1, 2020, by midnight CT. Additional forms might be required.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Prince Edward Island.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Quebec (PQ).

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Quebec (QC).

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state (or province) deadline for Saskatchewan.

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

June 30, 2020

Tuition Grants: June 30, 2020, by midnight Centeral time.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Feb. 1, 2020

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).

Sept. 1, 2020

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

Feb. 1, 2021

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

Jan. 15, 2020

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.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

ASAP After Oct. 1, 2019

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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.org/wasfa instead of the FAFSA form. Contact the Washington Student Achievement Council (readysetgrad.org/wasfa) or your financial aid administrator for more information.

March 1, 2020

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

April 15, 2020

WV Higher Education Grant Program: April 15, 2020.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

Check with your financial aid administrator.

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

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

Contact Your Financial Aid Office

There is no state deadline (or province) for Yukon.

COLLEGE DEADLINE


Check With the College

Visit the school’s website or contact its financial aid office. School deadlines are usually early in the year (often in February or March, although some are even earlier).

FEDERAL DEADLINE


June 30, 2020

The online FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2020. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 12, 2020.

June 30, 2021

The online FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2021. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 11, 2021.

 

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