While completing the FAFSA® form, 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® Form

The information you report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form 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 form but will not necessarily contact you with an aid offer right away. Learn about what happens after you fill out the FAFSA form.

Maximum Number of Schools You Can List

You can list up to 10 schools on fafsa.gov or up to four schools on a PDF FAFSA form. (You can add more schools to your FAFSA form 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 form.

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.

Top

 

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.

Top

 

Connecticut

You must list a college located in Connecticut within the first 2 positions to be considered for state aid. If you update your school choices later, please notify your state agency by sending an email to sfa@ctohe.org.

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.

Top

 

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.

Top

 

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. If you update your school choice later, work with your school’s financial aid office to be sure you receive any aid for which you are eligible.

Indiana

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.

Top

 

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.

Top

 

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.

Top

 

Massachusetts

Grant aid awards will be made for the first eligible college listed on the FAFSA form; however, if you update your school choice later, please notify your state agency by accessing the Office of Student Financial Assistance student portal.

Michigan

You must list an eligible Michigan college to be considered for state grant aid. Initial grant awards will be made to the college listed first on your FAFSA form. If you update your school choice later, please notify your state agency by accessing the Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants student portal.

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.

Top

 

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

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.

Top

 

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.

Top

 

New Jersey

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.

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.

Top

 

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.

Top

 

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 form. If you update your school choice later, please notify your state agency by signing in to your Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Account Access to provide updated school information. Pennsylvania will make aid awards for students to attend eligible colleges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Massachusetts, Delaware, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

Top

 

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 put the colleges that you are most likely to attend in the first spots in your list. If you change your school choices later, please notify your state agency by following the instructions to transfer your grant to a new school in the “What if I transfer to another college?” section at https://sctuitiongrants.org/faq/.

Top

 

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. If you update your school choices later, please notify your state agency by changing your institution in the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Student Portal.

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.

Top

 

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. If you update your school choices later, please notify your state agency by using the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Student Portal.

Top

 

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. If you update your school choice later, please notify your state agency by contacting the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission at 304-558-4618.

Top

 

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.

Top