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Learn About FAFSA College Locator State Aid Deadlines

What are state aid deadlines?



The FAFSA is one application used to apply for three different types of student aid: federal student aid, state student aid, and college-sponsored student aid. You only have to submit an application once each academic year to apply for all three types of aid, however each type of aid may have its own deadlines.

Federal aid can be applied for until June 30th at the end of each academic year. For example, the deadline to submit the FAFSA for federal aid for the 2018-2019 academic year is June 30th, 2019. Some state aid programs may have earlier deadlines, but even if a state deadline has passed, you can still submit the FAFSA to apply for federal aid.

It is also important to understand that state aid is based upon the state of the student's legal residence, not necessarily the state that the college is in. "State of legal residence" is usually defined as the location of the student's permanent home. If the student moved into a state for the sole purpose of attending a school, do not count that as the state of legal residence.

View more information about various state aid application deadlines below. All dates given imply Central Time.

Academic Years:
States:

2018-2019 Academic Year

The deadline to apply for federal aid for the 2018-2019 academic year is June 30th, 2019.
Some state aid programs may have earlier deadlines, which can be found below.


Student's State of Legal Residence State Aid Deadline Notes
Alabama As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Alaska 06-30-2018 Priority consideration for Alaska Performance Scholarship.
Education Grant - As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
American Samoa As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Arizona As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Arkansas 06-01-2018 For Academic Challenge and Higher Education Oppurtunity.
For Workforce Grant, check with your financial aid administrator.
California 03-02-2018
09-02-2018
Initial awards.
Additional Community College awards.
Colorado As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Connecticut 02-15-2018 For priority consideration.
D.C. 05-01-2018
05-31-2018
For priority consideration.
For priority consideration (date received), for DCTAG.
Delaware 04-15-2018 Date received.
Federated States of Micronesia As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Florida 05-15-2018 Date processed.
Georgia As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Guam As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Hawaii As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Idaho 03-01-2018 Priority consideration for Opportunity Grant.
Illinois As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana 04-15-2018 Date received.
Iowa 07-01-2018 Date received.
Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
Kansas 04-01-2018 For priority consideration.
Kentucky As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana 07-01-2019 Date received. (7/1/2018 recommended)
Maine 05-01-2018 Date received.
Marshall Islands As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Maryland 03-01-2018 Date received.
Massachusetts 05-01-2018 For priority consideration.
Michigan 03-01-2018 Date received.
Minnesota 30 days after term starts.
Mississippi 03-31-2018
09-15-2018
HELP Scholarship
MTAG and MSEG Grants
Missouri 04-02-2018 Applications accepted. (2/1/2018 for priority consideration)
Montana As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
N. Mariana Islands 04-30-2018 For priority consideration.
Nebraska As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Nevada Silver State Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
New Hampshire As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
New Jersey 04-15-2018
09-15-2018
02-15-2019
2017-2018 Tuition Aid Grant recipients.
Fall/Spring Terms.
Spring Term only.
New Mexico As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
New York 06-30-2019 Date received.
North Carolina As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Ohio 10-01-2018 Date received.
Oklahoma As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Oregon As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Deadlines vary by program.
Palau As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Pennsylvania 05-01-2018
08-01-2018
All other applicants.
All first-time applicants at a community college; a business/trade/technical school; a hospital school of nursing; or enrolled in a non-transferable two-year program.
Puerto Rico As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Rhode Island As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
South Carolina 06-30-2018 Tuition Grants.
SC Commision on Higher Education Need-based Grants - As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Tennessee 01-16-2018
09-01-2018
02-01-2019
State Grant and Tennessee Promise.
State Lottery - Fall Term.
Spring and Summer Terms.
Texas 03-15-2018 Public Colleges - Date received.
All others - As soon as possible after 10/1/17
U.S. Virgin Islands As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Utah As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Vermont As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Virginia As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Washington As soon as possible after 10/1/17. Awards made until funds are depleted.
West Virginia 03-01-2018
04-15-2018
Promise Scholarship.
WV Higher Education Grant Program.
Wisconsin As soon as possible after 10/1/17.
Wyoming As soon as possible after 10/1/17.



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