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FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students

FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students

Students are advised to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, 2011.

By Leah Westfall

March 07, 2011

An Indiana state campaign says about half of Indiana’s prospective college students potentially forfeit thousands of dollars in state aid because of late paperwork according to a March 7 story on Courier-Journal.com. The most common mistake is not getting the FAFSA in on time.

According to the article, state officials believe the easiest and fastest way to apply for aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The state deadline for Indiana is March 10, 2011.

Here’s the deadlines for the remaining 49 states and surrounding areas for 2011-2012 according to fafsa.ed.gov.

Alabama Check with your financial aid administrator.
Alaska AK Education Grant – April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. AK Performance Scholarship – June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
American Samoa Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Arizona Check with your financial aid administrator.
Arkansas For Academic Challenge – June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For Workforce Grant – check with your financial aid administrator. For Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
California For initial awards – March 2, 2011. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. For additional community college awards – September 2, 2011 – date postmarked. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Colorado Check with your financial aid administrator.
Connecticut February 15, 2011. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Delaware April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
District of Columbia June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Florida May 15, 2011 – date processed.
Georgia Check with your financial aid administrator.
Hawaii Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Idaho Opportunity Grant – March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Illinois As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Indiana March 10, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
Iowa July 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time; earlier priority deadlines may exist for certain programs.
Kansas April 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Kentucky As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Louisiana June 30, 2012 (July 1, 2011 recommended)
Maine May 1, 2011
Maryland March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
Massachusetts May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Michigan March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time.
Minnesota 30 days after term starts by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Mississippi MTAG and MESG Grants – September 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. HELP Scholarship – March 31, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Missouri April 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Montana March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Nebraska Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Nevada Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
New Hampshire May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
New Jersey 2010-2011 Tuition Aid Grant recipients – June 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. All other applications – October 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time, for fall and spring terms; March 1, 2012 by midnight, Central Daylight Time, for spring term only.
New Mexico Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
New York June 30, 2012 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
North Carolina Check with your financial aid administrator.
North Dakota March 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Ohio October 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
Oklahoma March 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Oregon OSAC Private Scholarships – March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. Oregon Opportunity Grant – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Pennsylvania All 2010-2011 State Grant recipients and all non-2010-2011 State Grant recipients in degree programs – May 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency. All other applicants – August 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Puerto Rico Check with your financial aid administrator.
Rhode Island March 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Standard Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
South Carolina Tuition Grants – June 30, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. SC Commission on Higher Education – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted.
South Dakota Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Tennessee For State Grant – As soon as possible after January 1, 2011. Awards made until funds are depleted. For State Lottery – September 1, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Texas Check with your financial aid administrator.
U.S. Virgin Islands Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Utah Check with your financial aid administrator.
Vermont Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Virginia Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.
Washington Check with your financial aid administrator.
West Virginia April 15, 2011 by midnight, Central Daylight Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
Wisconsin Check with your financial aid administrator.
Wyoming Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional form may be required.


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