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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 2016-2017 academic year is June 30th, 2017. 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:

2017-2018 Academic Year

The deadline to apply for federal aid for the 2017-2018 academic year is June 30th, 2018.
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 10/1/16.
Alaska 06-30-2017 Performance Scholarship
Education Grant - As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
American Samoa As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Arizona As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Arkansas 06-01-2017 For Academic Challenge and Higher Education Oppurtunity.
For Workforce Grant, check with your financial aid administrator.
California 03-02-2017
09-02-2017
Initial awards.
Additional Community College awards.
Colorado As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Connecticut 02-15-2017 Date received.
D.C. 05-01-2017
05-31-2017
Date received.
For priority consideration (date received), for DCTAG.
Delaware 04-15-2017 Date received.
Federated States of Micronesia As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Florida 05-15-2017 Date processed.
Georgia As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Guam As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Hawaii As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Idaho 03-01-2017 Opportunity Grant.
Illinois As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana 03-10-2017 Date received.
Iowa 07-01-2017 Date received.
Earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
Kansas 04-01-2017 Date received.
Kentucky As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Maine 05-01-2017 Date received.
Marshall Islands As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Maryland 03-01-2017 Date received.
Massachusetts 05-01-2017 Date received.
Michigan 03-01-2017 Date received.
Minnesota 30 days after term starts.
Mississippi 03-31-2017
09-15-2017
HELP Scholarship
MTAG and MSEG Grants
Missouri 04-01-2017 Date received.
Montana As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
N. Mariana Islands As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Nebraska As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Nevada Silver State Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
New Hampshire As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
New Jersey 04-15-2017
09-15-2017
02-15-2018
2016-2017 Tuition Aid Grant recipients.
Fall/Spring Terms.
Spring Term only.
New Mexico As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
New York 06-30-2018 Date received.
North Carolina As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Ohio 10-01-2017 Date received.
Oklahoma As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Oregon 03-01-2017 OSAC Private Scholarships.
Opportunity Grant - As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Palau As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Pennsylvania 05-01-2017
08-01-2017
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 10/1/16.
Rhode Island As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Carolina 06-30-2017 Tuition Grants.
SC Commision on Higher Education Need-based Grants - As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Tennessee 01-17-2017
09-01-2017
02-01-2018
State Grant - prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by deadline. All other awards made to neediest applicants who apply by deadline.
State Lottery - Fall Term.
Spring and Summer Terms.
Texas 03-15-2017 Public Colleges - Date received.
As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
U.S. Virgin Islands As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Utah As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Vermont As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Virginia As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Washington As soon as possible after 10/1/16. Awards made until funds are depleted.
West Virginia 03-01-2017
04-15-2017
Promise Scholarship.
WV Higher Education Grant Program.
Wisconsin As soon as possible after 10/1/16.
Wyoming As soon as possible after 10/1/16.



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