FAFSA Deadline

When is the FAFSA deadline? It depends. You should submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible each year. Most federal and state aid is limited and is awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Last updated on February 26, 2024 by College Financial Aid Advice.

FAFSA Deadline for Federal Financial Aid

FAFSA Deadline

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When are the FAFSA deadlines for federal financial aid for college students? It depends on which school year. Apply early as many programs run out of funds. You can always count on getting a federal student loan, but the amount is limited.

2024 – 2025 school year (July 1 2024 – June 30 2025) – FAFSA deadline is June 30, 2025. Apply as early as possible starting in December 2023, when the new streamlined application is available.

2023 – 2024 school year (July 1 2023 – June 30 2024) – FAFSA deadline is June 30, 2024. Apply as early as possible as most funds are already depleted.

How to Complete FAFSA Application The FAFSA application is key to receive not just federal financial aid, but also state aid and many college grants and scholarships. To receive the best financial aid package, be aware of at least FAFSA deadlines:

1. Federal aid deadline. The federal deadline qualifies you for federal aid, such as Pell Grants and federal student loans.

2. State aid deadline. These state FAFSA deadlines (shown in the table below) apply to the funding offered by your state.

3. Institution deadeline. You will also need to check with each college or university for their FAFSA deadlines.

Which is most important? They all are. You may receive financial aid from all 3 sources, and each person's situation is unique. Apply early for your best chance to receive a great package of college scholarships, grants, and student loans.


2024 FAFSA Deadlines by State

To be eligible for state financial aid, you must submit your 2024 - 2025 FAFSA application for student aid by the due date below for your state. In addition, a state may require an additional application or information to be eligible for state aid. For example, in California, the popular Cal Grants program requires the FAFSA and a verified Cal Grant GPA be submitted by the FAFSA due date to be eligible for state grants.

If your state or territory is not on this list, check with your financial aid office.

States A - K | States L - N | States O - W

States A - K

State Code State Aid FAFSA Deadline
Alabama AL Check with financial aid office
Alaska AK AK Alaska Performance Scholarship – June 30 2024 for priority consideration. Awards made until funds are depleted. Alaska Education Grant - ASAP after December 2023.
Arizona AZ Check with financial aid office
Arkansas AR Academic Challenge July 1 2024; ArFuture Grant fall term July 1 2024, spring term Jan 10 2025.
California CA Initial awards – March 2 2024 (also submit school-certified GPA), some community college Cal Grants awards – September 2 2024 (date postmarked). Noncitizens fill out California Dream Application.
Colorado CO Check with college financial aid office
Connecticut CT February 15 2024
Delaware DE April 15 2024 due date (date received)
District of Columbia DC For priority consideration, submit the DC Tuition Assistance Grant by July 1 2024 and DC OneApp deadline August 1 2024
Florida FL May 15 2024 (date processed)
Georgia GA Refer to Georgia Student Finance Commissions's website for info. Submit ASAP after December 2023.
Hawaii HI Check with college financial aid office
Idaho ID Opportunity Scholarship March 1 2024 (date received)
Illinois IL Refer to Illinois Student Assistance Commissions's website for current deadlines, ASAP after December 2023.
Indiana IN Frank O'Bannon Grant and 21st Century Scholarship: April 15 2024. Adult Student Aid grants ASAP after December 2023.
Iowa IA July 1 2024 (date received); some priority deadlines earlier
Kansas KS April 1 2024 (date received) or earlier for priority consideration.
Kentucky KY As soon as possible after December 2023. Awarded until funds depleted.

States L - N

State Code State Aid FAFSA Deadline
Louisiana LA Feb 1 2024 highly recommended, accepted through July 1 2025
Maine ME May 1 2024 (date received)
Maryland MD March 1 2024 (date received)
Massachusetts MA May 1 2024 (date received) for priority consideration
Michigan MI May 1 2024 (date received)
Minnesota MN 30 days after term starts (date received)
Mississippi MS MTAG and MESG Grants: Oct 15 2024; HELP Grant: April 30 2024 (date received)
Missouri MO Priority by February 1 2024. Applications accepted through April 1 2024 (date received)
Montana MT Priority consideration by December 2023. Check with the financial aid office.
Nebraska NE Check with college financial aid administrator
Nevada NV Nevada Promise Scholarship: March 1 2024. Silver State Opportunity Grant: ASAP after December 2023. All other aid check with college financial aid office
New Hampshire NH Check with college financial aid office for FAFSA due date
New Jersey NJ 2023-2024 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - April 15 2024 (date received), all other applicants September 15 2024 for fall and spring terms, February 15 2025 spring term only
New Mexico NM Check with college financial aid office
New York NY June 30 2025 (date received)
North Carolina NC For priority consideration, submit by June 1 2024 for UNC System, or by August 15 2024 for community college. Awards given until funds run out.
North Dakota ND Apply as soon as possible after December 2023.

States O - W

State Code State Aid FAFSA Deadline
Ohio OH October 1 2024 (date received)
Oklahoma OK Check. with your financial aid office.
Oregon OR OSAC Private Scholarships: March 1 2024. Oregon Opportunity Grant: ASAP after December 2023. Oregon Promise Grant: contact state agency
Pennsylvania PA May 1 2024 (date received); for some community college and trade school programs - August 1 2024
Rhode Island RI Check with the financial aid office.
South Carolina SC Tuition Grants - June 30 2024 (date received), SC Commission on Higher Education - ASAP after December 2023 as awards made until money is depleted
South Dakota SD Check with college financial aid administrator
Tennessee TN April 15 2024 for prior year State Grant and Tennessee Promise recipients and new applicants (note awards made for prior recipients; new applicants based on need until money is depleted); State Lottery - fall term Sep 1 2024 and spring and summer terms Feb 1 2025
Texas TX Jan 15 2024 for priority consideration (date application received). Private and two-year institutions may have different application deadlines. Check with financial aid office for 2 year colleges and private colleges.
Utah UT Check with college financial aid administrator for FAFSA due date
Vermont VT ASAP after December 2023 as awards made until money is depleted
Virginia VA Check with college financial aid administrator
Washington WA ASAP after December 2023 as awards made until money is depleted
West Virginia WV Promise Scholarship - March 1 2024, new applicants submit additional form. WV Higher Education Grant Program and WV Invests Grant- April 15 2024.
Wisconsin WI Check with college financial aid administrator
Wyoming WY Check with college financial aid administrator

FAFSA Deadline Source: FAFSA, US Department of Education, Federal Student Aid

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