While completing the FAFSA, you must list at least one college to receive your information.

The schools you list will use your FAFSA information to determine the types and amounts of aid you may receive.

Listing Colleges on the FAFSA

The information you report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is sent to each school you list. (Note: Schools will not be able to see which other schools you listed on your FAFSA.) The school will have access to your information within a few days of when you submit your FAFSA but will not necessarily contact you with an aid offer right away. Learn about what happens after you fill out the FAFSA.

Maximum Number of Schools You Can List

You can list up to 10 schools on the online FAFSA or up to four schools on a paper FAFSA. (You can add more schools to your FAFSA later.)

Order of Schools on Your List

For purposes of federal student aid, it does not matter in what order you list the schools. However, to be considered for state aid, some states require your schools to be listed in a specified order. Scroll down or click on the name of your state below to find your state’s guidance for listing schools on your FAFSA.

Alabama

Idaho

Mississippi

Oklahoma

Virginia

Alaska

Illinois

Missouri

Oregon

Washington

Arizona

Indiana

Montana

Pennyslvania

West Virginia

Arkansas

Iowa

Nebraska

Puerto Rico

Wisconsin

California

Kansas

Nevada

Rhode Island

Wyoming

Colorado

Kentucky

New Hampshire

South Carolina

 

Connecticut

Louisiana

New Jersey

South Dakota

 

Delaware

Maine

New Mexico

Tennessee

 

District of Columbia

Maryland

New York

Texas

 

Florida

Massachusetts

North Carolina

U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Georgia

Michigan

North Dakota

Utah

 

Hawaii

Minnesota

Ohio

Vermont

 

 

Alabama

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Alaska

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Arizona

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Arkansas

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

California

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Colorado

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Connecticut

You must list a college located in Connecticut within the first 2 positions to be considered for state aid. You may update your choices at a later date.

Delaware

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

District of Columbia

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Florida

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Georgia

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Hawaii

You must list an eligible Hawaii public college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact the results.

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Idaho

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Illinois

You must list at least one eligible Illinois college in order for preliminary eligibility for state grant aid to be calculated. You may update your choice at a later date.

Indiana

You must list an Indiana college first to be considered for state aid. You may update your choice at a later date.

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Iowa

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Kansas

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Kentucky

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Louisiana

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Maine

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Maryland

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Massachusetts

Grant aid awards will be made for the first eligible college listed on the FAFSA; however, you may update your choice at a later date to receive aid at a different school.

Michigan

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Minnesota

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Mississippi

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Missouri

You must list an eligible Missouri college to be considered for state grant aid. Initial grant awards will be made for your first-choice college in the first position. You may update your choice at a later date to receive aid at a different school.

Montana

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Nebraska

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Nevada

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

New Hampshire

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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New Jersey

You must list a college located in New Jersey in the first position to be considered for state aid. You may update your choices at a later date.

New Mexico

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

New York

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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North Carolina

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

North Dakota

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Ohio

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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Oklahoma

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Oregon

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Pennsylvania

Grant aid awards will be made for the first college listed on the FAFSA; however, you may update your choice at a later date to receive aid at a different school. Pennsylvania will make aid awards for students to attend eligible colleges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Massachusetts, Delaware, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

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Puerto Rico

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Rhode Island

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

South Carolina

You must list an eligible South Carolina college to be considered for state aid. Please list in the first position the college that you are most likely to attend. You may change your choices later.

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South Dakota

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Tennessee

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Texas

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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U.S. Virgin Islands

The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Utah

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Vermont

To be considered for state aid, list your first-choice colleges from any state in the first 3 positions. You may update your choices at a later date to receive aid at a different school.

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Virginia

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Washington

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

West Virginia

You must list an eligible West Virginia college to be considered for state grant aid. Grant awards will initially be made for your first-choice college in the first position. You may update your choice at a later date.

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Wisconsin

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

Wyoming

You must list an eligible in-state college to be considered for state grant aid. The order in which you list the colleges will not impact your eligibility for state aid programs.

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