FAFSA State Financial Aid Deadlines

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be used to apply for state grants and loans, not just federal student aid. Each state has its own deadlines for the FAFSA.

State FAFSA deadlines may be earlier than the federal deadlines. Some states have very early deadlines. Two states have deadlines in February, ten states have deadlines in March and seven states award state student aid on a first-come, first-served basis until the money runs out.

States may also have their own financial aid application forms to complete.

FAFSA Deadlines by State

Please note:

  • The state FAFSA deadlines may have already passed. If so, prepare for next year's form by adding a reminder to your calendar. Most state deadlines remain similar year after year.
  • State forms do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid.
  • The state deadline to note is that of your state of legal residence.
  • Additional forms may be required. Contact your high school's counselor, your college's financial aid administrator or your state agency for more information.
  • Deadlines are typically at midnight, Central Time.
  • Applicants should keep a copy of their submission.
  • Applicants should obtain a Certificate of Mailing and/or Delivery Confirmation for forms sent by postal mail.
  • Date received means received by the U.S. Department of Education, unless otherwise indicated.

State Financial Aid Deadlines for 2014-2015

State / Territory Deadlines Additional Form May Be Required
Alabama AL Check with your financial aid administrator
Alaska AK For AK Education Grant and AK Performance Scholarship - June 30, 2014
American Samoa AS Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Arizona AZ Check with your financial aid administrator
Arkansas AR For Academic Challenge and Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2014 (date received)
For Workforce Grant - check with your financial aid administrator
California CA For initial awards - March 2, 2014 (date postmarked)
For additional community college awards - September 2, 2014 - (date postmarked)
Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
Colorado CO Check with your financial aid administrator
Connecticut CT February 15, 2014 (date received) Governor's Scholarships
Delaware DE April 15, 2014 (date received)
District of Columbia DC June 30, 2014 (date received).
For DCTAG, complete the DC OneApp and submit additional supporting documents on or before June 30, 2014. Awards are made until funds are depleted.
DC Tuition Assistance Grant
Federated States of Micronesia FM Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Florida FL May 15, 2014 - (date processed)
Georgia GA Check with your financial aid administrator
Guam GU Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Hawaii HI Check with you financial aid administrator Yes
Idaho ID Opportunity Grant - March 1, 2014 (date received) Idaho Scholarships
Illinois IL As soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana IN March 10, 2014 (date received)
Iowa IA July 1, 2014 (date received); earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs. Iowa Grants
Kansas KS April 1, 2014 (date received) Kansas Comprehensive Grants
Kentucky KY As soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana LA June 30, 2015 (July 1, 2014 recommended)
Maine ME May 1, 2014 (date received)
Marshall Islands MH Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Maryland MD March 1, 2014 (date received)
Massachusetts MA May 1, 2014 (date received)
Michigan MI March 1, 2014 (date received)
Minnesota MN 30 days after term starts (date received)
Mississippi MS MTAG and MESG Grants - September 15, 2014 (date received)
HELP Scholarship - March 31, 2014 (date received)
Missouri MO April 1, 2014 (date received)
Montana MT March 1, 2014 (date received)
Nebraska NE Check with your financial aid administrator
Nevada NV Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
New Hampshire NH State grants not offered for 2014-2015
New Jersey NJ 2013-2014 Tuition Aid Grant recipients - June 1, 2014 (date received)
All other applications -
Fall and & spring terms, October 1, 2014 (date received)
Spring term only, March 1, 2015 (date received)
New Mexico NM Check with your financial aid administrator
New York NY June 30, 2015 (date received) NY TAP Grants
North Carolina NC As soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards made until funds are depleted.
North Dakota ND April 15, 2014 (date received)
Early priority deadlines may exist for institutional programs
Northern Mariana Islands MP Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Ohio OH October 1, 2014 (date received)
Oklahoma OK March 1, 2014 (date received)
Oregon OR OSAC scholarship - March 1, 2014
Oregon Opportunity Grant - February 1, 2014
Palau PW Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Pennsylvania PA 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 - August 1, 2014 (date received)
All other applicants - May 1, 2014 (date received)
Puerto Rico PR Check with your financial aid administrator
Rhode Island RI March 1, 2014 (date received)
South Carolina SC Tuition Grants - June 30, 2014 (date received)
SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based grants - As soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota SD Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Tennessee TN For State Grant - Prior-year recipients receive award if eligible and apply by March 1, 2014. All other awards made to neediest applicants who apply by March 1, 2014, until funds are depleted.
For State Lottery -
Fall term, September 1, 2014 (date received)
Spring & summer terms, February 1, 2015 (date received)
Texas TX Check with your financial aid administrator
U.S. Virgin Islands VI Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Utah UT Check with your financial aid administrator
Vermont VT As soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards made until funds are depleted. Vermont Incentive Grant
Virginia VA Check with your financial aid administrator Yes
Washington WA As soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards made until funds are depleted.
West Virginia WV For Promise Scholarship - March 1, 2014. New applicants must also submit additional application at www.cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
For WV Higher Education Grant Program - April 15, 2014
West Virginia Higher Education Grant
West Virginia Promise Scholarship
Wisconsin WI Check with your financial aid administrator
Wyoming WY Check with your financial aid administrator Yes

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