FAFSA Federal Financial Aid Deadlines
Federal FAFSA Deadlines for the upcoming School Year
The FAFSA Federal Deadline is June 30 each year. The Department of Education considers an application's receipt date and time to be when the application/correction has been successfully submitted. The last page of the online application/correction submission process is therefore called the "Confirmation Page". It contains a 22 (if an application) or 30 (if a correction) character long "Confirmation Number". This number contains the exact date and time (Central Standard Time) the form was received. It is recommended you print this for your records.
Federal FAFSA Deadlines Considerations
- FAFSA on the Web, Renewal FAFSA on the Web, and applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30, 2014.
- Corrections on the Web forms must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, September 15, 2014.
- Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2013-2014 school year.
- The 2012-2013 FAFSA Form deadlines have passed and you should be looking at the new FAFSA Form for 2013-2014 and beginning to prepare for it.
It is important to note the type of deadline you are up against. Ask your school about their definition of an application deadline, whether it is the receipt date and time or the process date and time of the application.
Important Note on these Federal Deadlines
Transactions must be completed and accepted by midnight to meet the deadline. If transmissions are started before midnight but are not completed until after midnight, those transmissions will not meet the deadline. In addition, any transmission picked up on the deadline date that gets rejected may not be able to be reprocessed because the deadline will have passed by the time the user gets the information notifying him/her of the reject.